Traveling to International Festivals on a Budget


Festivals are a great way to travel, and they’re even better when you don’t break the bank. The first step is to plan ahead—and that starts with knowing where you’re going. From there, use these tips from our experts in budget travel and festivals so you can have a safe, fun time abroad without breaking the bank.

Make a plan.

Planning is the key to successful travel. Planning helps you make informed decisions, avoid problems and be more efficient. It also allows you to enjoy yourself more.

Here are some tips:

Plan your accommodation.

When planning your trip, it’s important to take into account how much money you will be spending on accommodation. A good way to do this is by looking up hostels in the area or otherwise cheap places where you can stay. Try to find one that has good reviews and is close enough so that transportation isn’t an issue when going from there to the festival grounds each day.

Know how to go abroad.

Going abroad can be a daunting experience, but it doesn’t have to be. To get started, you’ll need a passport and some visas if necessary. Make sure you have the right documentation for your travel plans–this is especially important if you plan on staying in one place for longer than three months and will need a residence permit or work visa. You’ll also want to know how to get around once you’re there; whether it’s by bus or train (or even boat), having an idea of what mode of transportation works best will make things easier once the festival starts up!

Once everything has been taken care of, all that remains is making sure that everyone knows where they are going at all times so no one gets lost along the way…and also having enough money on hand so everyone has plenty left over after purchasing food/drink items throughout their stay at any given location.”

Plan your budget.

  • Plan your budget.

Before you go, set a budget and stick to it. You can save money by staying in hostels or camping, eating at local restaurants, taking public transportation and avoiding souvenirs from shops (you’ll find plenty of fun stuff to buy when you get home).

Research the festival’s location and public transportation options.

Once you’ve decided on a festival and its location, it’s time to start planning your trip. Check the festival website for information about how to get there by public transportation. If there are no direct routes from where you live, consider taking an indirect route via another city and connecting with local trains or buses along the way. This can help keep costs down by avoiding expensive airfare and accommodation fees in Amsterdam or Paris (or whatever city you’re traveling from).

Once in Europe, look up weather forecasts for wherever your destination is located–you don’t want to arrive only to find yourself stuck inside due to rain! Pack accordingly: if temperatures are expected to be high during certain days of your stay at Glastonbury Festival 2019 but low others (like those during High Tide), make sure that all of your clothes match both sets of conditions so that nothing gets left behind at home while also allowing room for souvenirs picked up along the way!

Pack light (and practical!).

Okay, so you’re planning on going to a festival. You’ve got your ticket and your travel plans are sorted out, but now the real work begins: packing. Festivals can be hot, crowded places where people can go crazy over music they love (or hate). And if you aren’t prepared, it could make for an unpleasant experience. Don’t let this happen! Here are some tips on how to pack light and practical for any kind of festival trip:

  • Pack only what’s absolutely necessary–don’t bring anything extra besides maybe an extra shirt or two if necessary (you’ll probably be able to buy new clothes there anyway).
  • Make sure everything is small enough so that it won’t take up much space in your bag(s) when packed away in its own little compartment(s). It should also fit comfortably under one arm when worn as clothing; this way it won’t get lost among all those other items being carried around by everyone else at once during other activities later on in their stay at said location.*

Don’t assume everyone speaks English.

  • Don’t assume everyone speaks English. If you’re traveling to a country that doesn’t speak your native language, make sure you know some key phrases in the local language (Google Translate is great for this).
  • Use apps like Google Translate and DuoLingo to learn some basic words and phrases before you go so that when you arrive at your destination, it’s easier for people around you to understand what it is that you need or want from them. You can also learn new languages by using apps like Duolingo or Memrise on an iPhone or Android device–or even on an old-fashioned computer!
  • Make friends with locals who speak English as well as those who don’t so they can help translate when needed!

Festivals are great places to travel, but you need to plan ahead so you can have a great time without breaking your budget!

Festivals are a great way to travel. You can meet people from all over the world and try new foods, music and customs. The atmosphere is always fun and exciting!

If you’re thinking about going to an international festival on a budget, here are some tips:


We hope you’ve found this guide to be helpful. If you’re looking for more tips on how to travel abroad, check out our other blog posts!