Do you ever wonder how Hogwarts would travel to another school for the Triwizard Tournament cause I think about it all the time
They’d take the Hogwarts Express, right? Beauxbaton’s takes the flying carriage and Durmstrang uses a ship.
They each travel in different ways: by sea, by land, and by air.
The Hogwarts Express shows a certain significance, I think. It works by using wonder. The first thing you notice after entering platform 9 3/4 is the scarlet train. It takes your breath away. Then, almost to Hogwarts, you get your first glance at the school and your breath is taken away again, but then the view disappears, leaving you on edge. The first years take the boats to Hogwarts and are literally blown away by the sight of the castle. It amazes even the students that have been going there for years.
Beauxbaton’s is all about beauty. It is a beautiful chateau (castle) surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains magically created out of the surrounding mountains. They capture the attention through beauty. Which explains why they arrived in a pastel-blue coach pulled by twelve Abraxan flying horses.
Durmstrang Institute is based on being hidden and having strength. Which is shown in the fact that their ship can go under the water, keeping them hidden and also, because the castle is unplottable. They have a darker type of castle, showing off their values of strength and supremacy.
I think that their modes of transportation revolve around their key values and what their school stands for.