How to see the very best of Europe this summer
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How to see the very best of Europe this summer

Forget flying! The best way to see Europe is via bus and rail. Oh, and it’s usually cheaper and often faster than taking to the skies. The Local rounds up some top tips for planning your next European adventure.

IN PICTURES: Bus bursts into flames in Malmö

IN PICTURES: Bus bursts into flames in Malmö

Traffic chaos expected after Stockholm bus fire

Traffic chaos expected after Stockholm bus fire

Girl, 3, dies after being hit by bus in Stockholm

Girl, 3, dies after being hit by bus in Stockholm

Stockholm gets Scandinavia’s first driverless buses on public road

Stockholm gets Scandinavia’s first driverless buses on public road

Passengers ‘lucky’ to escape injury after bus is shot at in Malmö

Passengers ‘lucky’ to escape injury after bus is shot at in Malmö

Fatal Swedish bus crash ‘like a warzone’

Fatal Swedish bus crash ‘like a warzone’

‘Homemade bomb’ on bus in Sweden was bike helmet

‘Homemade bomb’ on bus in Sweden was bike helmet

Police break up asylum seekers’ bus protest

Police break up asylum seekers’ bus protest

Bus driver’s refugee attack caught on video

Bus driver’s refugee attack caught on video

Refugees in bus protest accept new forest homes

Refugees in bus protest accept new forest homes

Refugees in forest bus protest face eviction

Refugees in forest bus protest face eviction

Swedish coach catches fire in Norwegian tunnel

Swedish coach catches fire in Norwegian tunnel

Swedish police drop alleged bus sex probe

Swedish police drop alleged bus sex probe

‘School’ bus flips over on icy road in Sweden

‘School’ bus flips over on icy road in Sweden

Inquiry launched into fatal Sweden bus crash

Inquiry launched into fatal Sweden bus crash

Tourist killed and dozens hurt in Sweden bus crash

Tourist killed and dozens hurt in Sweden bus crash

Swedish bus driver faces sack for using mobile

Swedish bus driver faces sack for using mobile

Thirty Swedes in Turkish resort bus crash

Thirty Swedes in Turkish resort bus crash

Swedish bus driver axed for turning away ‘blacks’

Swedish bus driver axed for turning away ‘blacks’

Dog rides Swedish bus home for free

Dog rides Swedish bus home for free

Stockholm bus spontaneously combusts

Stockholm bus spontaneously combusts

Bus driver kicks off 19 pre-school kids

Bus driver kicks off 19 pre-school kids

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Free bus travel after new attack on driver

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Bus drivers banned from taking cash

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Stone-throwing youths force bus route closures

Russian tourist bus in major crash

Russian tourist bus in major crash

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Swede in epic journey to pay Scottish traffic fine

Two die in violent bus crash on Sweden’s west coast

Two die in violent bus crash on Sweden’s west coast

Tougher speed limits for drivers near buses

Tougher speed limits for drivers near buses

Bus driver convicted for deadly crash

Bus driver convicted for deadly crash

Controversy over green fuel ad campaign

Controversy over green fuel ad campaign

Stockholm bus strike looms

Stockholm bus strike looms

Bus strike underway in Stockholm

Bus strike underway in Stockholm

New bid to end Stockholm bus strike

New bid to end Stockholm bus strike

Bus strike set to spread

Bus strike set to spread

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Skåne bus drivers’ strike postponed

Bus strike over

Bus strike over

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Volvo introduces market’s first hybrid bus

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Six injured in bus accident

Gothenburg bus crash sends 13 to hospital

Gothenburg bus crash sends 13 to hospital

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Driver loses control: bus smashes 11 cars

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Aussie volleyball team escapes blazing bus near Borås

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Molestation charges for face-licking bus driver

Volvo Buses lands major order from China

Volvo Buses lands major order from China

Uppsala man bloodied in biting bus driver beating

Uppsala man bloodied in biting bus driver beating

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Man thrown off bus in gender row

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Driving bus while gabbing on a mobile ‘not a crime’: Swedish court

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One dead in bus crash

Stockholm acts to block drunken bus drivers

Stockholm acts to block drunken bus drivers

Swedish train services halted across country

Swedish train services halted across country

One million Swedes hit by winter bus chaos

One million Swedes hit by winter bus chaos

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Swedish police duped by ‘hijacked bus’ stunt

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Bus driver in banana attack nightmare

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Passenger saves bus from full-on collision

Errant drill penetrates Stockholm tunnel

Errant drill penetrates Stockholm tunnel

One injured as blaze damages eight buses

One injured as blaze damages eight buses

Bus crashes near Arlanda airport after driver faints

Bus crashes near Arlanda airport after driver faints

Man’s leg sliced by ‘hidden’ bus seat scalpel

Man’s leg sliced by ‘hidden’ bus seat scalpel

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Stockholm driver refused to let 13-year-old on bus

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Bus driver leaves 10-year-old on forest road

One dead after car collides head-on with bus

One dead after car collides head-on with bus

Drivers protest over ‘smelly’ bus passenger

Drivers protest over ‘smelly’ bus passenger

Bus passengers ‘divided according to skin colour’

Bus passengers ‘divided according to skin colour’

Driver suspended after ‘bus apartheid’ reports

Driver suspended after ‘bus apartheid’ reports

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Expert: ‘Apartheid bus’ no reflection of Sweden

Expert faces threats for ‘apartheid bus’ comment

Expert faces threats for ‘apartheid bus’ comment

One dead and 60 to hospital after crash

One dead and 60 to hospital after crash

Sweden braces for traffic chaos amid strike threats

Sweden braces for traffic chaos amid strike threats

Transport chaos threatens Midsummer

Transport chaos threatens Midsummer

Pay deal averts Midsummer train chaos

Pay deal averts Midsummer train chaos

Two dead after Swedish bus crash in Norway

Two dead after Swedish bus crash in Norway