To be a little more explicit : I need to give a synonym for cheaper in the sentence "a bus journey is cheaper than a train journey".So I would like to know if the sentence "a bus journey is more economical than a train journey" has the same meaning.Thanks.Hi,I'd like to know if "economical" can be used as a synonym for "cheap".Thanks.All the best.
Absolutely. "Economical" is often used in this way. You could think of it as a euphemism for "cheap". This is why airlines have "economy class" rather than "cheap and uncomfortable class"."a bus journey is more economical than a train journey" has the same meaning.