Moving to Sweden – Transport

2018-12-03T14:33:49+00:00 Moving To: Sweden|About: |

If you decide to drive in Sweden, you will find a very good road network. Driving is not on the right-hand side, and you must use dipped headlights at all times. Fail to do so and you will receive an on-the-spot fine, like for any minor infraction.

Trams have right of way over cars. You must also give way to the right unless signs tell you otherwise. Swedish police are quite […]

Moving to Poland – Transport

2018-12-03T10:04:55+00:00 Moving To: Poland|About: |

The road network in Poland is good, and it’s possible to drive for the duration of your stay. However, winter roads can be more challenging with lots of snow and ice; An option not everyone is comfortable with.

If you do choose to drive, you must keep your headlights on at all times, even during the day, and drive on the right-hand side of the road.

Public transport is a viable alternative […]

Moving to Norway – Transport

2018-11-30T12:28:41+00:00 Moving To: Norway|About: |

Many people who move abroad expect to drive in their new country. It’s worth considering this in more detail if you are going to be moving to Norway.

The roads are excellent and well-maintained, but the weather can have a significant effect. Driving in heavy snow and ice takes practice and makes travelling by car difficult during the winter months. Furthermore, while the south has an extensive road network, the north of the […]

Moving to Luxembourg – Transport

2018-12-06T13:39:10+00:00 Moving To: Luxemburg|About: |

Notorious for its traffic congestion, Luxembourg is set to become the first country in the world to make public transport free. The aim is to take more drivers out of their cars and encourage them to use other means to get around thus reducing the problems with traffic and parking places.

In fact, the public transport system in this small country is excellent, offering very well developed road network that links […]

Moving to Ireland – Transport

2018-11-29T11:57:50+00:00 Moving To: Ireland|About: |

Ireland has a decent public transport system with both trains and buses available that cover all around the country. However, despite this availability, public transport can be a complicated way to travel around Ireland; Particularly if you’re planning on visiting some of the more rural areas. A LEAP card will make using public transport in some cities easier.

Outside the main towns and cities, it’s challenging to get around without a […]

Moving to Germany – Transport

2018-12-04T09:21:24+00:00 Moving To: Germany|About: |

If you want to fit in with the locals, getting a bike would be a good start. Bike lanes are everywhere, and the infrastructure is designed around them. There are also numerous bike-sharing schemes which are more for residents than for tourists.

In Germany, public transport is regional, so tickets for the S-Bahn (train) are also valid for a streetcar or bus. You don’t have to live in a big […]

Moving to Belgium – Transport

2018-07-18T12:32:56+00:00 Moving To: Belgium|About: |

If you’re planning on getting around by car while in Belgium, you might want to reconsider. Belgium has the dubious honour of being the 27th most congested country in the world. Some cities such as Brussels fare even worse.

Travelling by public transport is a much easier option. The network is extensive, well-maintained, clean and simple to use. The various types of public transport including bus, tram, train and metro system […]

Moving to Gibraltar – Transport

2018-12-05T09:51:07+00:00 Moving To: Gibraltar|About: |

There is public transport available, but it’s constrained, with just buses and no train system. However, the size of Gibraltar means that it is less of an issue because of how easy it is to walk to wherever you need to go.

Despite the compact size of the country, Gibraltar has one of the highest rates of car ownership in the world. Roads are generally in excellent condition, although the older […]

Moving to Northern Ireland – Transport

2018-11-30T11:56:59+00:00 Moving To: Northern Ireland|About: |

The relatively small area of Northern Ireland means that it’s relatively easy to navigate around, even if you don’t want to remain in the larger towns and cities. The countryside is a delight in waiting, but the joy of Northern Ireland is that you don’t need a car to escape the hustle and bustle.

There are bus and train services all over the country with some dedicated to the more rural […]

Moving to Slovenia – Transport

2018-12-03T13:21:26+00:00 Moving To: Slovenia|About: |

Driving is one of the most convenient ways to get around Slovenia, and there is a well-maintained road network which makes travelling easy. While driving in Slovenia, you must carry around the mandatory safety equipment at all times, and in winter, this also includes winter tyres on the car and snow chains in the boot.

Slovenians drive on the right-hand side of the road, and use dipped headlights all of the […]