Public transport trips

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Tin mines, art and subtropical gardens: a car-free break in west Cornwall
A shoreline-hugging bus route from Penzance and a cross-country one to St Ives come into their own in this exploration of the county’s historic, cultural and natural riches

Phoebe Taplin

06, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Rail and sail: a month-by-month guide to no-fly travel ideas in 2023
Visit the Vermeer exhibition in Amsterdam, spot puffins in Pembrokeshire or bag some Spanish peaks – and not an airport in sight

Kevin Rushby

12, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Paris on the cheap: a local’s guide to flea markets, baguettes and funky bistros
From art nouveau cafes to the resting place of French kings, our man in Paris knows where to find affordable fun

John Brunton

09, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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England’s new £2 bus trips have arrived. Here are six of the most scenic
With more than 130 bus operators joining a scheme offering fares of £2, now is the time to get out and see some of England’s most picturesque areas

Phoebe Taplin

05, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Rail route of the month: through the Alps to the Adriatic – Vienna to Trieste
Our slow travel expert finds the perfect excursion for winter days when daylight hours are short, leaving the Austrian capital just after dawn and reaching the Adriatic port at dusk

Nicky Gardner

04, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Pan-European sleeper train to sweep Britons to Berlin from May 2023
Other similar routes have sprung up as the travel industry responds to rising fuel costs and climate damage

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

28, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Steam trains, shipwrecks and Tarka the otter: a car-free break around Exeter, Devon
River cruises, rural buses and scenic rail routes come into their own when exploring the bracing shores, gorges and wildlife of this stunning area

Phoebe Taplin

19, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Top deck advised’: readers’ favourite scenic UK bus rides
From Cornwall to North Yorkshire beautiful bus rides take in sea views, mountains, rivers and cute villages. Our readers know the best routes. Scroll down for the winning tip

Guardian readers

15, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The best new European train journeys for 2023
Overnight trains between Stuttgart and Venice and between Munich and Genoa are among several new services that have launched in recent days

Nicky Gardner

13, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Switzerland’s brilliant new train route: direct from Montreux to Interlaken
The GoldenPass line has long been known for incredible views, but now a pioneering engineering feat has made it even more attractive

Caroline Bishop

07, Dec, 2022 @12:57 PM

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‘No lack of wildness’ - a car-free break on the John Muir Way, Scotland
The East Lothian segment of the coast to coast trail dedicated to the great conservationist, reveals seabird colonies, beaches and historic houses

Phoebe Taplin

07, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Rail journey of the month: Lisbon to Vigo via Porto, past dunes, rivers and the Atlantic
Our slow travel expert enjoys the cross-border Celta train between Portugal and Spain, and not only because it costs just €5.25

Nicky Gardner

06, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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