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Autumn is the season for travel bargains: report

Brits who are looking for a bargain on an autumn getaway may be in luck. generic_holidays

With the end of summer, prices to travel to British and European destinations have decreased by an average of 25%. The travel search engine Gopili analysed more than 80 million fares, across 460 companies, to determine the evolution of prices from one season to another.

Brits benefit from the largest decrease in travel prices (-25% on average) comparing to their European neighbours: Italy (-24%), France (-17%), Spain (-13%) and Germany (-10%).

Biggest price drops are for European destinations. Travelling to Barcelona this autumn will cost you up to 64% less than last summer.

Airfare prices have plummeted by 27% and train fares by 23%. Coach tickets cost on average 15% less and ride share lifts 6% less.

The study compared the average price, across all transportation modes, to travel between the two seasons for domestic and European journeys. It reveals that fares from the UK have seen the largest decrease (-25%) comparing to other European countries: Italy (-24%), France (-17%), Spain (-13%) and Germany (-10%).

The study reveals a significant difference regarding the price drop per mode of transport. While airfare prices are on average 27% cheaper in autumn according to the data, the cost of ride share lifts do not tend to evolve a lot across the seasons (-6%). Train tickets cost 23% less and coach fares are 15% cheaper. Airfare prices larger decrease comparing to other modes does not mean it will be the cheapest option for autumn getaways. As an example, the average cost of flying from London to Amsterdam decreased by 45% (from £66 this summer to £36 this autumn) but it remains more expensive than taking the coach (£22 on average).

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