Can you complete this challenge?

We’ve set you a challenge to visit all of our locations in Europe!

Travelling by bus across Europe is possible! And let us tell you, it can be a lot of fun too. We’ve found the most optimal route and it can even save you quite a lot of money on your travel costs versus travelling by plane. This means saving you more money to spend during your actual trip!

 

You might think it’s complicated to plan but not to worry! We’ve created a complete guide to show you how you too can do this, and see all of our locations in Europe! You can travel the whole trip or join up only parts of it. It’s up to you. 

 

When travelling to so many places in one trip, it’s important to group locations together so you can optimise your journey in each region. So we’ve grouped our European locations into 3 regions:

 

UK – Safestay London, Safestay York, Safestay Edinburgh

Central Europe – Safestay Prague, Safestay Brussels, Safestay Vienna

Southern Europe – Safestay Lisbon, Safestay Madrid, Safestay Barcelona

 

Keep reading for our detailed guide on how to visit Safestay Locations in the 3 different categories…by bus!

 

The UK Tour – How to visit our UK locations by bus

The UK Tour – Visualisation of our locations

1. Safestay London → Safestay York

Safestay London Elephant & Castle – Entrance

From our Safestay London locations (Safestay London Elephant & Castle or Safestay London Kensington Holland Park) use the London Underground to get to Victoria Station

Once you arrive at Victoria Station you need to take the National Express or the Megabus UK (M20, M12) to Leeds coach station.

From Leeds coach station take the Yorkshire Coastliner to York Rail station. We are 6 minutes away from the station (walking).

 

– The journey is between 6 to 6.5 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from £15-£25 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

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2. Safestay York → Safestay Edinburgh

From Safestay York take the National Express to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

From Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street take the National Express to Edinburgh.

 

– The journey is between 6 to 6.5 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from £35-£50 depending on what time and day you travel

 

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3. Safestay Edinburgh → Safestay London

From Edinburgh, you can take the National Express directly to London Victoria

From London Victoria you can use the Underground to get to either of our London locations:

 

– The journey is roughly 10 hours and 30 minutes

– The prices for this journey ranges from £15-£35 as it depends on what time and day you travel

– Our London locations are located about 20 minutes away from Victoria Station.

 

The Southern Europe Tour – How to get to all our Southern European Locations!

The Southern European Tour – Visualisation of our locations

4. Safestay Libson → Safestay Madrid

From Restauradores take the Carris bus (number 759) to Oriente. You can then get a direct bus from Lisboa Oriente to Madrid.

 

– The journey is roughly 10 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately €10-€45 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 


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5. Safestay Madrid → Safestay Barcelona

Safestay Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia – Terrace Bar

You can grab a direct bus from Madrid to Barcelona. Take the ALSA bus from Madrid to Barcelona Sants Station.

 

– The journey is roughly 8 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately €33-€55 as it depends on what time and day you travel

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6. Safestay Barcelona → Safestay Lisbon

You can grab a direct bus from Barcelona to Lisbon. Take the Rede Expressos from Barcelona Sants Station to Lisbon Airport. Then take the Carris bus (number 783) to Restauradores. The Hostel is 2 minutes away from here.

 

– The journey is roughly 20 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately €70-€130 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

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The Central Europe Tour – How to get to all our Central European Locations!

The Central European Tour – Visualisation of our locations

7. Safestay Brussels → Safestay Prague

From Safestay Brussels take the Belgian Railways to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid.

Then from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid grab the RegioJet Bus service to Prague. Our hostel is a 15-minute walk from here.

 

– The journey is roughly 15 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately €27-€34 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

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8. Safestay Prague → Safestay Vienna

From Prague grab the FlixBus (Bus number 060, 958, N66) straight to Vienna, Erdberg.

From Erdberg take the local subway to Neubaugasse. Our hostel is a 10-minute walk from this stop.

 

– The journey is roughly 5 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately €15-€33 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

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9. Safestay Vienna → Safestay Brussels

Brussels – Grand Place

Take the local subway from Neubaugasse to Erdberg. The from there take the FlixBus (Bus number N136 or N36) to Brussels. From there it is a 15-minute walk to our Brussels hostel.

 

– The journey is roughly 20 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately €52-€92 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

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HOW TO TRAVEL BETWEEN THE UK, CENTRAL EUROPE & SOUTHERN EUROPE

We’ve found the easiest ways to travel from one category to another.

 

The UK → Central Europe.

London to Brussels by bus

The best way to travel from the UK to start your Central European Tour would be to take the RegioJet from London Victoria station to Brussels City Center – Midi Train station.

From there you can take the local subway to Brussels Centre. Then it is a short 2-minute walk to the hostel

 

– The journey is roughly 6.5 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately £12-£18 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

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Central Europe → Southern Europe

The best way to travel from Central Europe to start your Southern European Tour would be to take the FlixBus (Bus number N136, N36 or N91) to Munich Central Bus station. From Munich, you can take the FlixBus (Bus number N728) to Barcelona. Then you can use the local subway to get to any of our Barcelona Hostels

 

– The journey is roughly 29 hours.

– The prices for this journey starts from €83-€139 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

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Southern Europe → The UK

We are not gonna lie. This is the only journey that involves air travel.

 

– The total air journey is roughly 2 hours 40 minutes.

– The prices for this journey starts from €45-€210 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

Ready to take on this challenge? Great! We’d love to see your journey! Tag us in your travel pictures with #TheSafestayChallenge to get featured on our profile!