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Finding cheap airfare is only the first hurdle to keeping travel costs reasonable; forgetting to research how you'll get from the airport to your hotel (or your aunt's house) once you land can make your trip even more costly, especially since taking a taxi, most people's default, is often the most expensive option. If you're going to a city, the RideScout
app can help you find the least expensive route between two points, whether that's public transportation, taxi, ride-sharing or other means (they currently cover more than 60 urban areas). Another option is Rome2rio
, a site that will show you exactly how to get from point A (e.g., your home in Omaha) to point B (your friend's house in Miami), anywhere in the world, with the cost of each leg. When we priced out options from Miami Airport to North Miami Beach; Rome2rio suggested a commuter train/bus route for $8, versus $40 for a taxi.
Amount you could save: $32