We researched and compared travel times from the airport, bus station and main train station to the city center in 35 European cities, from Stockholm to Berlin to Edinburgh to Marseille.
Here are the top-three best connected European cities in terms of transport:
|City||Country||Average Travel Time|
|Amsterdam||The Netherlands||6 Min.|
Check out this “Best Connected Cites” PDF to find out how other European cities ranked.
Omio analyzed a total of 35 cities from 12 European countries to create this “Best Connected City” ranking. For each country, we picked three cities with the highest number of overnight stays. Google Maps was used on June 27, 2018 at 16:00 GMT +1 to pinpoint the location of the city center, as well as the total time taken when departing from the airport, bus or train station. If several routes were available, then the fastest route was chosen when traveling either with public transportation or by foot (excluding taxis). To compare the cities and rank them properly, we calculated the value of the time taken to travel to the city center from the respective airports, train stations and bus stations.
Summer vacation is filled with possibility and everyone’s after something a little different. For those looking to combine a Europe trip with time at the beach, Omio looked at more than 1000 beaches to find the best European destinations to fit every summer vacation. Whether you’re planning a fun-packed holiday with friends, want to explore a sun-drenched corner of Europe with family, or are simply looking for the closest beach to the airport, we’ve got you covered. With the perfect combination of city buzz and beachside bliss, our summer European destination list checks all the right boxes.
With a massive 98 points out of 100, Alicante has been declared the best European beach destination. Alicante scores high when it comes to nightlife, accessibility, and water activities— this Spanish haven really has it all. Travelers can spend the morning immersed in Mediterranean culture, followed by an afternoon basking in the sun, before dancing the night away in the Alicante’s renowned clubs.
Can you imagine being on the beach just 14 minutes after leaving the airport? Well this is a dreamy reality if you head to Westerland, Germany. For parents longing for a smooth family holiday or students and backpackers with limited time, accessible beaches are a godsend. That’s why we researched just how quickly and easily Europe’s beaches can be reached by public transport, making sure you waste no time getting into the sea.
|#||City||From the airport to the center||From the center to the beach|
|2||Puerto del Carmen (Spain)||0h15||0h06|
|9||Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain)||0h13||0h16|
|10||Brighton (United Kingdom)||0h22||0h08|
From scuba diving to riding the waves, Omio investigated the various water sports available in all of Europe’s beach cities. Appealing both to those on family holidays and adventure-seeking travelers, each beach was given a score based on the available water activities. Palermo makes the biggest splash when it comes to beach fun in Europe.
You can scroll through the top 6 European destinations with beaches for water sports by clicking the arrow.
An ice-cold cocktail on the beach is a must for many groups embarking on their summer jaunts, when local nightlife is a pretty vital ingredient to holiday fun. By looking into the various forms of evening entertainment available and local beer prices, Omio was able to list Europe’s liveliest beach cities and Barcelona, Spain took the crown for nocturnal hedonism.
Get inspired for your next fun-filled beach holiday by scrolling through our top six European destinations with beaches for nightlife below.