In our experience, learning how to take the public transport in Europe is one of the most important things during your trip. Europe has some of the best cities for public transportation.When you first arrive, you’ll be impressed at how many different types of transport in Europe are at your disposal. As you may have seen in movies, trains in Europe can be quite the adventure but they can also be expensive depending on the season. Luckily taking buses in Europe is an option as well. Not only are you able to travel within the city, you’ll also be able to travel from country to country thanks to the extensive rail networks in the continent. At the same time however, all of these trains, metro lines, buses, and tramways can be quite overwhelming even for locals themselves. It’s for this reason we’ve created guides to using public transport in Europe.
Paris transport guide
Paris Métro is one of the world’s oldest underground rail networks. It began its operation in 1900 and since then, it has expanded to more than 300 metro stations in the city. It’s the best and most cost-efficient way to get around as you explore the city. Our Paris transport guide will tell you all about the different transport passes for travellers, using the buses, trams, and suburban trains in and out of the city. By the end of it, you’ll be taking the metro like a Parisian!
Transport in Europe: France
If you’re planning on traveling to the different regions of France, you’re gonna want to read our straightforward guides. These articles will offer alternative ways you can travel to different cities without a car. For example, we’ll tell you the different ways possible to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mont Saint-Michel. We share detailed and accurate information on taking the train from Paris. If you want to hack those confusing sites for buying regional train tickets, you’ll find your solution here! We share the most practical tips from buying tickets online to finding your platform at the train station! Our guides will show you why France can be your starting point for taking transport in Europe.
Venice transport guide
Venice has the most unique form of transport in Europe because they don’t run on rails nor on the road. Instead, you’ll be traveling on the city’s water buses of locally known as the vaporetto. Have a good look at our guide to know what to expect and how to make the most out of your transport pass!
Milan transport guide
Though Milan is popularly known to be one of the most walkable cities in Europe because of its density in the center, it will still be worth checking out all the basics about taking the local transport system. Trust us, you’ll want to avoid taking a taxi that will burn a hole through your pocket!
Rome transport guide
Rome’s Metro started operating in 1955 and is the oldest rapid transit system in Italy. There are only 3 metro lines but there are also local trains and buses that you an take to navigate the city. Our guide has great tips on how you can save money and make the most out of your trip by using the local transport!
London transport guide
The London Underground, or simple “the tube” as Londoners call it is the oldest underground railway system in the world! It opened in in 1863 and has since then been efficiently taking people on and off its 270 different stations in the city. Learn how to ride the tube and we even share information on riding those famous red double decker buses that go around the city!
Amsterdam transport guide
Amsterdam may not be such a huge city but it boasts of its fine and extensive tramway system. Not only will you be able to easily travel within the city, the network also connects you to Amsterdam’s surrounding municipalities. The network also includes the metro, buses, and you might even find it useful to ride the city’s ferries!
Copenhagen transport guide
It’s really no surprise that Copenhagen has one of the best transport in Europe. The city is divided into different zones that you can access by metro, train, bus, and even boat! Read our guide to know which tickets you should get and which important points to watch out for.
Barcelona transport guide
Barcelona is already a largely populated metropolis on its own, even more so when you take into account the millions of travellers that visit the city each year. Luckily getting around the city is pretty painless thanks to its wide public transport network. The city also has a number of cable cars and sightseeing buses that won’t only take you to where you need to be, you’ll also enjoy the beautiful views of Barcelona!
Madrid transport guide
One of our favorite things about Madrid’s public transport system is how easy it is to get from the airport to the city center. Apart from the efficient rail network, the city also boasts of a large fleet of local buses for both day and night! Have a look at our guide to get the basics down pat.
Lisbon transport guide
Another city that made it to our transport in Europe guide is Lisbon. Have you seen photos of Lisbon’s famous yellow tram circling around the Internet? It’s not only cute but it also takes its passengers up and down the hills of the city. Travellers in Lisbon usually stay in the center where its close to all the action but its not the most walkable city for its steep hills. Luckily the tram system is efficient and saves you all the energy!