Replies: 23 - Last Post: Jan 18, 2013 2:25 AM Last Post By: kmcleann
Dec 11, 2012 12:51 AM
Would really appreciate any advice thanks
Dec 11, 2012 6:54 AM
Dec 11, 2012 9:07 AM
2Yeah thats the plan iv been looking at hostels online and was working out that it could cost me about 150-170 a week and about 15-25 for food a day and im trying to get some info on bus routes that arent the main coach lines personally i dont need to spend a lot to have a good time or be in a nice place but i just want to make sure that im not gonna be left totally broke and worrying more about cash than actually having a good time oh and i said 15 but its 16 i can take
Dec 11, 2012 10:47 AM
3Hostel beds are around $25-$30/night. The bus can be fairly cheap if booked ahead of time. I'm not sure what you mean by "aren't the main coach lines" because transport here tends to be a monopoly. There are very few routes that are served by more than one company (actually the only one I can think of is Toronto - Niagara Falls) and even if they are, there is not a big difference in price. For free accommodation, look at becoming a member of couchsurfing.
If you stay one place a week then think of the following as conservative (i.e. expensive) costs:
$50 intercity bus travel
$20 intracity transportation
$210 hostel bed
$84 beer (two beers per night)
$45 for 3-4 attractions (museums, etc)
$35 for breakfast
$70 for lunch
$105 for dinner
The total is $619 for the week, which is about $16000 for the six months. You can, of course, save substantial money by making your own breakfasts, eating pizza slices for lunch, use couchsurfing, and stick to free or cheap events and attractions...all of which should be easy...depending on where you are going. You should also factor in the cost of renting a car if you have any desire to explore outside of cities.
Dec 11, 2012 2:45 PM
4since i u sed the RSL l when in australia you might want to pop into the local royal canadian legoin branch for a drink in what ever city u in beer is cheaper and you could have a real good natter or game of pool. lowest cost just make sure NO HATS to be worn inside the branch or you stand everyone for a drink. chances re thats about as british experiance you will get in Canada
Dec 11, 2012 2:52 PM
5Thanks guys the costs bit will really help, to be honest i dont really eat that much i usually work through my dinners a good breakfast sees me through till late afternoon but ill have another look at my budget maybe try and take a bit more to cover my back and that royal canadian legion pub i like the sound of that place already haha as you can guess im just kind of starting out and trying to get a plan sorted so much appreciated
Dec 12, 2012 6:28 AM
6subway at 5 $ for footlong veggie did me when in oz. same price here. that and hostel free breakie was bonza in oz great budget helper. but not sur e in canada re free hostel breakie only travelled and hitch hiked not hostel BUT be sure to go to washington dc i did by mega bus stayed at the yha was magnificent time museums are free entry the air space one not to be missewd went from toronto was 11hr trip ea way. megaq way cheaper than greyhound here. something to consider if coming east . also niagara falls should be on your to do list. join iyha for hostel well worth it .
Dec 12, 2012 6:29 AM
Dec 12, 2012 2:03 PM
Dec 13, 2012 2:14 AM
9I'm planning on being I'm Canada for six months too and I'm hoping to get my working visa just in case. Have you thought about one? Apparently hostels usually have jobs advertised or you may be able to work there to help reduce costs
Dec 13, 2012 4:15 AM
10The Greyhound Discovery Pass has been discontinued.
Dec 13, 2012 9:06 AM
Dec 13, 2012 3:06 PM
12ca.megabus.com can be a good option for traveling between Toronto and Montreal.
Keep in mind tax rates vary throughout Canada, and are as high as 15% on any tickets, restaurant food, transportation, accommodations, etc., depending on the province.
Fwiw, I think it would be wise to have extra money budgeted for such a long trip.
Dec 16, 2012 4:20 PM
Dec 17, 2012 10:15 AM
14if you can find some other travelers with a car who are willing to give you a ride, your share of the gas will be MUCH less than a bus ticket, and the trip will be much more enjoyable. If you have some other people to travel with you can save money that way and share motel rooms, etc.
camping is cheap too, but is pretty dependent on having independent transportation.
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