Watching the latest podcast episode, Kelly, Chris, and Scott were traveling by train –a cheap way to get around Europe. In Germany, they also have carpooling. If you can somewhat speak/understand German, check out MitfahrGelegenheit.de.

Choose your starting point (von), destination (nach), and date. Then click the Angebot links to read ads from people who are driving the route you’ve chosen and are looking for passengers. Within the ad, you’ll generally find both an email address and a telephone number. Contact the driver (who will probably speak English, too), get the price, and schedule a meeting location.

Cheaper than by train, especially if it’s just you and a friend.