Cities with the Best Public Transportation

Rating nearly anything related to travel is difficult. The recently concluded Freddie Awards is a great example. Most travelers, even very frequent travelers, don’t have experience with the majority of the various airline and hotel programs and so for anyone to say Program A is better than Program B is really tough.

But that doesn’t stop people from trying.

On a couple of different forums, members are debating which cities offer the best public transport.

best city for public transportation – TravBuddy.com
What city in the World has the best Transportation System – SkyscraperCity.com

A quick scan of the responses and poll results shows that these cities are near the top of the pack:

  • London
  • Tokyo
  • Madrid
  • New York City
  • Paris

But there are some great arguments for others as well. And of course, different people are using different criteria to make their assessments, such as:

  • How good/poor is the transportation to/from the airport?
  • How are major points of interest serviced?
  • What are the hours of operation?
  • How busy/crowded is the transport?

All around a very interesting set of discussions. Which cities’ public transportation options have you tried? And which did you find the best?

Image by User DirkvdM on en.wikipedia [CC-BY-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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