Whether you are walking, riding a bike, catching public transport or driving a car, you need to know the best way to get from A to B. Think about where you plan to live and how that will impact on travel times and available transport options.
Walking or cycling
If you’d like to avoid public transport or don’t want to own a car, you have a couple of great options for getting around.
The cheapest and easiest way to get anywhere in your new city is by using your own two feet. You don’t need to worry about bus timetables, or whether you’ve caught the right train—just budget your time correctly, and get out in the fresh air and explore your city.
If walking isn’t your style, buying a bicycle is a good investment and an excellent way to save money as a student. Not only will it get you around for free, but it will keep you fit and healthy too! If you’re considering buying a bike, you need to think about its purpose, as there are different types of bike frames and wheels to cater for different riding preferences.
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Getting around in Australia is relatively easy in most cities. Public transport options are abundant, as Australian cities use trams, trains, buses and ferries. The mix of public transport options changes in each city, so make sure you consider the type of public transport that’s best for you.
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Depending on where you are in Australia and how good the public transport is, you might never need a car. But if you want to get out and about and explore your new home, a car offers you the freedom to do just that. If you’re interested in buying a car, don’t forget to include things like petrol, registration and insurance in your budget.
In most major cities you can hail a taxi off the street, and you can book a taxi well in advance by calling and speaking with someone. Another option is to use Uber, which is a simple app you can download and use on your phone. Uber is an on-demand service, and an Uber ride will usually be cheaper than ordering a taxi.