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The Best eSIM for Traveling Europe (Updated 2024)

A group of travelers posing near the historic Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Posted: 1/11/24 | January 11th, 2024

If I had to confine my travels to one region of the world for the rest of my life, it would probably be Europe. From the iconic views of Paris to the amazing cuisine of Italy to the lively nightlife of places like Barcelona and Budapest, Europe has it all. It’s a region you can explore on a budget or a place to splash out on luxury hotels and charming river cruises. It’s perfect for weekend getaways or month-long adventures.

I’ve been visiting Europe for over 15 years. And while each trip is different, there’s one thing I always do when I go: I buy an eSIM.

SIM cards are what allow you to make calls and access mobile data from your smartphone. In the past, this meant buying and installing physical SIM cards and swapping them in and out from country to country. While this was cheaper than paying roaming charges from my provider back home, it was a hassle.

Fortunately, there is an easier (and cheaper) way to access mobile data in Europe during your next trip: an eSIM.

eSIMs are virtual SIM cards that provide mobile data without the need to buy a physical SIM card. They’re easy to install, affordable, and work just as well as regular SIM cards.

And the best eSIM for travelers in Europe? Holafly.

What is Holafly?

Holafly provides international eSIMs to travelers so they can stay connected as they explore the world. They provide coverage in over 170 countries, including all around Europe. Instead of buying a physical SIM card when you visit a destination, with Holafly, you can use a digital SIM card instead.

To get an eSIM, you’ll first want to browse their plans to see which duration is best for you. They have plans from 5-90 days, costing 19-99 EUR. All of their plans have unlimited data (which is a must in my opinion).

a Holafly eSIM screenshot from their website with prices for eSIMs in Europea Holafly eSIM screenshot from their website with prices for eSIMs in Europe

Once you choose your plan, you can make a purchase, either via their website or via their app. Here’s a quick look at the steps involved:

a Holafly eSIM screenshot from their website with instructionsa Holafly eSIM screenshot from their website with instructions

From here, you’ll get additional instructions emailed to you that walk you through the process of setting it up. It’s super straightforward, but if you run into trouble they have 24/7 support to help you with any issues.

With a Holafly eSIM for Europe, you can make and receive calls, enjoy unlimited data, and even keep your Whatsapp number (if you happen to use Whatsapp).

a Holafly eSIM screenshot from their website with eSIM benefitsa Holafly eSIM screenshot from their website with eSIM benefits

If you’re heading to multiple countries in Europe, having a single eSIM will save you a ton of hassle over buying new physical SIM cards while you travel. And since you can…

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