Just wondering what the cheapest options are for travelling within europe. I have heard that rideshare is very big there.
but i also wanted to get some options as to what are some good sites to book flights and where to find cheap flights.
Thanks in advance!
Depending on where you live you can get discount rail passes, purchased before you go, and if you're smart about it you can travel all over Europe by train fairly cheaply. Also, there are tons of discount airlines within Europe; Ryanair from Ireland, easyjet, germanwings, and Air Berlin among others. Check out any of their websites for seat sales or discounts.
how long before i go should i book it?
try opodo.com, vayama.com, venere.com, transavia.com
You can get a National Rail card made which is valid for a year and will fetch you 1/3rd discount on the National Rails. But I don't think it will be valid for 'The First Great Western'. So if you are not traveling to the West areas it will work.
Also you will be able to find cheaper flight tickets on the bidding websites which offer discounted rates. I got mine from Gatwick to Edinburgh for just 59 Pounds. So I guess its pretty cheap.
As for accommodation, try the bidding websites for these as well, you'll get good deals.
Hope you'll have a nice time