Moving to Gibraltar – Transport

2018-12-05T09:51:07+00:00 Moving To: Gibraltar|About: |

There is public transport available, but it’s constrained, with just buses and no train system. However, the size of Gibraltar means that it is less of an issue because of how easy it is to walk to wherever you need to go.

Despite the compact size of the country, Gibraltar has one of the highest rates of car ownership in the world. Roads are generally in excellent condition, although the older […]

Moving to Northern Ireland – Transport

2018-11-30T11:56:59+00:00 Moving To: Northern Ireland|About: |

The relatively small area of Northern Ireland means that it’s relatively easy to navigate around, even if you don’t want to remain in the larger towns and cities. The countryside is a delight in waiting, but the joy of Northern Ireland is that you don’t need a car to escape the hustle and bustle.

There are bus and train services all over the country with some dedicated to the more rural […]

Moving to Hungary – Transport

2018-11-29T10:40:05+00:00 Moving To: Hungary|About: |

When you need to get around after moving to Hungary, there are several options available.

If you already hold a full driving licence, you can drive legally in Hungary. If you obtained this license from a country outside the EU, you could drive for a maximum of one year before you need, by law, to exchange it for a Hungarian one. In Hungary, cars drive on the right-hand side of the […]

Moving to Switzerland – Transport

2018-12-03T15:01:47+00:00 Moving To: Switzerland|About: |

Like many other things about this affluent country, public transport is exemplary in Switzerland. Modern, clean and reliable, it is the preferred way to get around. However, it’s not cheap so buying a pass rather than paying each time is advisable. You may want to check the different passes on offer.

 

Trams, buses and trains cover the whole country. Wherever you go, public transport will provide excellent access which is why […]

Moving to Spain – Transport

2018-12-03T13:40:07+00:00 Moving To: Spain|About: |

Spain, much like other Western European countries, has an excellent transport system consisting of buses, metros, trams and, naturally, roads on which you can catch a taxi (or drive your own car, or ride a bike if you care about the environment and staying fit). Madrid’s metro network is an extensive work of art comparable to those found in cities like London or Paris, but the networks found in Barcelona, […]

Moving to Italy – Transport

2018-11-29T12:51:45+00:00 Moving To: Italy|About: |

Italy is a beautiful country with many sights worth seeing outside the boundaries of cities. You can use public transport; However, driving a car provides much more freedom and easier access to remote locations. However, driving on Italian roads is a bit of an experience, and it may take a little while to become accustomed to the frenetic pace. Lane-hopping and tailgating are standard practices, and you’ll need to stay […]

Moving to Greece – Transport

2018-11-29T10:11:23+00:00 Moving To: Greece|About: |

Driving is a favourite way to get around in Greece, but you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the regulations that apply. Road users drive on the right-hand side, and failure to follow the correct road procedures can result in hefty fines or even prison.

There are parts of Greece where you cannot drive a diesel-powered vehicle. On the other hand, petrol stations outside Athens may be scarce and close early.

You should […]

Moving to Finland – Transport

2018-11-29T08:25:40+00:00 Moving To: Finland|About: |

If you are thinking about commuting with your car, you’ll need to be very confident that you can handle the severe conditions. Driving in the winter months means navigating ice and snow, and every car must have winter tyres to be on the road legally.

Valid licences issued in European countries are valid in Finland for the period of their validity.
While driving in Finland you are required by law to carry […]

Moving to Estonia – Transport

2018-12-04T08:55:42+00:00 Moving To: Estonia|About: |

In Estonia, cars drive on the right-hand side of the road and drivers need to be at least 18 years old. All cars are required to drive with dipped headlights during the day and seat-belts are always compulsory in front for both the driver and passenger, and must be used if available in the back. All foreign driving licences are recognised.
While driving in Estonia you are required by law to […]

Moving to Denmark – Transport

2018-11-28T13:52:51+00:00 Moving To: Denmark|About: |

Moving around in Denmark is remarkably easy despite the layout of the country. Copenhagen airport is the busiest in Europe, but only approximately 10% of flights are domestic.

Cycling is a favourite way to travel in Denmark, especially in large cities such as Copenhagen. If you want to fit in with the locals, purchase a large black cape for cycling; it looks cool and also keeps you protected while on the […]