Pin It

Travel Battle Royale: Rent-A-Car Vs Train


Photo credit: Depositphotos

Transportation isn’t necessarily a big factor, especially when you have only one destination during your journey. However, that changes if you plan to visit more than one place.

There are two main options when it comes to transportation on the road: rent-a-car and train. Some prefer one over the other naturally, but if you can’t choose, here are some pointers that might make your decision easier.

Pros And Cons

As you might’ve guessed, both of the abovementioned transportation methods are better at something than the other. That’s why you should take certain factors of your trip into consideration in order to decide which vehicle you should choose.

First off, we have distance.

If you have two or more stops on your journey and they’re pretty far from each other, a train will serve you better than a car. It covers a much wider area more effectively.

The second parameter is rail coverage. If the country you’re visiting doesn’t have a great rail system, you’ll probably be better off with a rent-a-car.

Next up are the surroundings. For example, a car is not very good when it comes to cities, while a more rural surrounding doesn’t really support train transport.

Finally, we have luggage and number of travelers. If you can’t pack light and your group consists of 2 or more people, a car will serve you best. Otherwise, the train is your friend.