Summer is in full swing now, and millions of tourists and travelers are on the move. If you read our posts regularly, you might have already decided on the destination you will visit this year as we have recently published a number of posts with some really cool places to see such as these 25 Unknown Architectural Wonders You Have To Visit, these 25 Most Awe-Inspiring Canyons In The World, or these 25 World’s Most Colorful Cities To Brighten Up Your Day. Today’s post can also come in handy when planning your vacation as it definitely is a travel post. However, this time around, we will focus on another interesting aspect of travelling – public transport. Obviously, if you want to explore a foreign city, you will need to find a way to travel around it. If you, for whatever reason, cannot or don’t want to hire a car at the place, you will have to rely on public transport. Using public transport can actually be a very easy, safe, convenient, and economical way of traveling around a city. In fact, there are cities out there where traveling by public transport is a real pleasure. If you are a fan of subways, city buses, trams, trolleybuses, ferries and other public transport modes, you will certainly enjoy this post featuring 25 Cities You’ll Want To Visit That Have The Best Public Transportation.
New York City, USA
Let us kick off the list with the city that is famous for having the largest subway system in the world in terms of number of stations in operation (469), lines (24), and total length (660 mi or 1,062 km). As almost the entire subway system remains open 24 hours a day, there is absolutely no need to rent a car when in New York City.
The French capital’s subway system consists of 16 lines and 300 very closely spaced stations, offering a fast and reliable connection between any Paris quarter to any other. The French metropolis is also served by a complex bus network (featuring 347 lines) and trams. It also includes a higher-speed train network that runs both under and above ground and connects the capital to more distant suburban regions.
Berlin’s public transport network consists of several integrated systems. These include the U-Bahn and S-Bahn urban rail systems, regional railway services, a tramway system, a bus network, and a number of ferry services. The German capital’s public transport is highly efficient, easily accessible, very reliable, and still quite affordable (a single subway ride costs about $3).
Barcelona has very reliable and comprehensive public transport with subway, buses, trams, trains, and cable cars covering almost every corner of the city. Just the renowned Barcelona Metro (the subway system) itself comprises of 11 different lines that will get its visitors almost everywhere, including the famous beach city La Barceloneta.
Prague, Czech Republic
Getting from one place to another one is never a big deal in Prague. Local public transport infrastructure consists of a heavily-used and highly reliable integrated transport system of metro, trams, buses, funiculars, and ferries. Prague has one of the highest rates of public transport usage in the world with 1.2 billion passenger journeys per year, and it ranks among the cheapest in Europe; a basic single subway ride costs less than $1.