As a spin-off from the most expensive cities thread I was wondering if anyone had any tips or tricks to save money while travelling round Europe? It may be a tip for just one city, or common across most. To start things off, I never buy drinks or food for travel at a station. In London you can spend £2.50 of a bottle of coke in a major station, but if you walk outside, the same bottle at a newsagents on the same street as the station will cost you under a pound. Everything else is much the same. To really save, buy in the local supermarket and take it with you. It isn't just in London, as Germany was similar, with huge price hikes inside the transport hubs and a massive drop right outside. What cost-saving tricks do you use to make money last longer on holiday?