Category Archives: Europe

Bastia

Should you hire a car in Bastia? Given that rail-based public transport on Corsica is slow, disjointed and dilapidated, a hire car is going to make a lot more sense. You will only really get around here without a car if you are the kind of traveller who loves using local trains and buses anyway,… Read More »

Belfast

Do you need a car in Belfast? The Northern Ireland peace process has brought about a significant rise in the number of tourists visiting Belfast. As with most European cities, the main attractions in Belfast itself are easy to walk to, so what about places to visit beyond the city? Do you need a car… Read More »

Bergen

Should you hire a car in Bergen? It is a while since I actually visited Bergen, but oddly enough, the scenery hasn’t changed much, and the infrastructure hasn’t changed a great deal either, although there have been a few road improvements. Back then, you could take your own car on the DFDS ferry between Newcastle and… Read More »

Berlin

Is it worth hiring a car in Berlin? Or are you better off using the city’s excellent public transport, combined with walking and maybe a bit of cycling? Since reunification, the German government, the state of Brandenburg and private investors have poured in billions of euros in investment, both to create a reunited city, and… Read More »

Bern

Is it worth hiring a car in Bern? The Swiss capital is often overlooked by people who just want to change trains and head for the ski resorts, but this is a great shame as this tightly packed UNESCO world Heritage city has so much to offer. Having said that, this is of course the… Read More »

Bilbao

Do you need a car in Bilbao? The Basque city of Bilbao is known above anything else for one big draw, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. This ship-like structure was designed by the architect Frank Gehry. It was rated by Time Magazine as the building of the 20th century. Whilst this building is truly dramatic, Bilbao… Read More »

Billund

Do you need a car in Billund? In and around Billund Billund has no railway station, so if you don’t rent a car, you will have to take a bus to get anywhere. Buses from Billund are generally slow and irregular. Legoland might be Billund’s most famous attraction, but that will probably only keep you… Read More »

Birmingham

Do you need a car in Birmingham? Birmingham sits at the heart of the English Midlands, with a strong mix of both industrial and traditional tourist attractions. Like any reasonable sized European city, there’s no need to get a hire a car in Birmingham if you are just visiting the centre, but the chances are… Read More »

Bodrum

Should you rent a car in Bodrum? Should you rent a car in Bodrum? Visitors arriving into Bodrum airport and considering whether or not to hire a car will probably already be aware that most of the resorts around Bodrum are scattered quite far apart, as are the main places of interest to visit. Whereas holidaying in… Read More »

Bologna

Do you need a car in Bologna? Our advice for Bologna really depends largely on how you are getting to Bologna in the first place – the city has previously had two active international airports, yet in recent years, all the flights have been concentrated on the main Bologna International airport (BLQ). It’s also quite possible… Read More »