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Public transport connections: a plus for campsite businesses

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The availability of public transport makes campsites particularly attractive for mobile home campers and motorhome owners who do not want to move their vehicle from the pitch. It also appeals to environmentally conscious travellers who want to minimise their carbon footprint. A stress-free journey by bus or train and the opportunity to visit exciting places contribute to a sustainable and environmentally friendly camping holiday. Train travel is not only environmentally friendly, but also allows guests to enjoy a relaxed journey and reach their desired destinations without traffic congestion. In our survey, we asked campsites what services they have for their guests without cars and how close they are to public transport.


Our results show – camping without a car is no problem!

The results show that 89% of campsites offer convenient access to public transport. Only 11% of the participating campsites said that their guests have difficulties arriving by public transport. Such infrastructure is of great importance for campsites as it increases the attractiveness for campers without their own vehicle. Campsites that are not directly connected to public transport have partly established their own shuttle service.


How are the campsites accessible ?

In order to obtain additional information about the transport connections of the campsites, it was asked by which means of transport the campsite is easily accessible. This showed that bus and train are the clear winners with 37.3%. Increased promotion of these means of transport could help to attract even more guests.

public transport links a plus for campsite businesses

Why is a good connection or shuttle service important?

Good public transport connections are an important asset for campsites and make them more attractive to a wide group of campers. It is advisable to prominently communicate information about public transport in the area and highlight the attractiveness of this connection in advertising. Campsites can thus offer their guests a stress-free stay and become more attractive to campers without their own car. In this way, camping holidays become a comfortable experience for all guests.


Our highlights from the survey:

The “Camping Lugano Lake” campsite in Switzerland not only offers its guests a convenient journey by train or tram and a free ticket for public transport, but also a creatively designed map of the surrounding area:

The campsite “Camping La Grappe Fleurie” in France focuses on alternative energies and offers the possibility to rent electric cars and bicycles. In addition, a shuttle service is available for guests to explore the surrounding area:

Overall, the results show that many campsite operators already rely on connections to the public transport network and create their own solutions to make it as easy and pleasant as possible for campers to get there and explore the surrounding area. Now it’s your turn!

You have not yet taken part in the survey. Then it’s high time: Click here