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12 cities with the best public transport

These cities are known for their efficient and well-developed transportation systems.

Tokyo is known for its crowded but highly efficient rail network. (Photo: Gettyimages)
Tokyo is known for its crowded but highly efficient rail network and public transport. (Photo: Gettyimages)

When it comes to choosing a travel destination, the transport system plays a crucial role. After all, how enjoyable can a trip be if getting around is difficult and nothing seems easily accessible?

Several cities around the world are known for their efficient and well-developed transportation systems. Here are some that we’ve found, including some activities you can try out there.

1. Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo boasts an extensive and punctual public transportation system, including trains, subways, and buses. The city is known for its crowded but highly efficient rail network. If you’re travelling around Japan, you can also make use of the Japan Rail pass and plan your routes accordingly.

Check out the things to do in Tokyo.

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Sanrio Puroland Tokyo Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)
Sanrio Puroland Tokyo Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)

Tokyo Tower Observatory Ticket

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Tokyo Tower Observatory Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)
Tokyo Tower Observatory Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)

2. New York City, United States

New York City also has an extensive and iconic transportation system, featuring an intricate subway network, buses, and an extensive fleet of taxis. Additionally, walking and cycling are popular modes of transportation in this vibrant metropolis.

New York Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tours (Open-Top)

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New York Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tours (Open-Top). (Photo: Klook SG)
New York Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tours (Open-Top). (Photo: Klook SG)

Experience Statue of Liberty with Various Tour Options

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Experience Statue of Liberty with Various Tour Options. (Photo: Klook SG)
Experience Statue of Liberty with Various Tour Options. (Photo: Klook SG)

3. Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong's transportation system is efficient and well-organised, featuring an extensive and well-connected MTR (Mass Transit Railway) system, buses, trams, and ferries. If you’re going to Hong Kong, it is also more convenient if you have their Octopus travel card.

Find out what you can do in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Disneyland Park Tickets. (Photo: Klook SG)
Hong Kong Disneyland Park Tickets. (Photo: Klook SG)

Ocean Park Hong Kong Ticket

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Ocean Park Hong Kong Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)
Ocean Park Hong Kong Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)

4. London, United Kingdom

London has an iconic public transportation system, including the London Underground (Tube), buses, and overground trains. The Oyster card system makes it easy for commuters to use various modes of transportation seamlessly. If you're planning to visit London, Singapore Airlines is launching non-stop flights to Gatwick Airport from next June.

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Magical World of Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour from Central London. (Photo: Klook SG)
Magical World of Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour from Central London. (Photo: Klook SG)

London Eye Ticket

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London Eye Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)
London Eye Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)

5. Berlin, Germany

Berlin’s public transportation system is known for its reliability and convenience, with an extensive network of buses, trams, and an efficient U-Bahn (subway) and S-Bahn (urban rail) system.

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Half Day Tour From Berlin

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Half Day Tour From Berlin. (Photo: Klook SG)
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Half Day Tour From Berlin. (Photo: Klook SG)

Berlin Red Buses Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus

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Berlin Red Buses Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus. (Photo: Klook SG)
Berlin Red Buses Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus. (Photo: Klook SG)

6. Seoul, South Korea

Seoul has a modern and efficient transportation system, including an extensive subway system, buses, and high-speed trains. The T-money card allows easy access to various modes of transportation.

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N Seoul Tower Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)
N Seoul Tower Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)

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Nami Island / Alpaca / Railbike / Petite France / Morning Calm Tour. (Photo: Klook SG)
Nami Island / Alpaca / Railbike / Petite France / Morning Calm Tour. (Photo: Klook SG)

7. Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen has a well-developed and sustainable transportation system, featuring an extensive network of cycle lanes, a metro system, buses, and water taxis.

Copenhagen Card

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Copenhagen Card. (Photo: Klook SG)
Copenhagen Card. (Photo: Klook SG)

Tivoli Gardens Admission in Copenhagen

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Tivoli Gardens Admission in Copenhagen. (Photo: Klook SG)
Tivoli Gardens Admission in Copenhagen. (Photo: Klook SG)

8. Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich’s public transportation system is known for its punctuality and cleanliness. It includes trains, trams, and buses, providing seamless connectivity throughout the city.

Swiss Travel Pass

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Swiss Travel Pass. (Photo: Klook SG)
Swiss Travel Pass. (Photo: Klook SG)

Day Trip to Mount Titlis with Aerial Cable Cars from Zurich

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Day Trip to Mount Titlis with Aerial Cable Cars from Zurich. (Photo: Klook SG)
Day Trip to Mount Titlis with Aerial Cable Cars from Zurich. (Photo: Klook SG)

9. Vienna, Austria

Vienna’s public transportation system is well-regarded for its efficiency and reliability. It includes buses, trams, and an extensive U-Bahn (subway) system.

Danube Valley Day Trip From Vienna

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Danube Valley Day Trip From Vienna. (Photo: Klook SG)
Danube Valley Day Trip From Vienna. (Photo: Klook SG)

Hallstatt Day Tour from Vienna

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Hallstatt Day Tour from Vienna. (Photo: Klook SG)
Hallstatt Day Tour from Vienna. (Photo: Klook SG)

10. Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba is often cited as a model for sustainable urban planning and public transportation. The city’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system is efficient and has been emulated in various places worldwide.

Curitiba's tube bus station. (Photo: Gettyimages)
Curitiba's tube bus station. (Photo: Gettyimages)

11. Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh features a well-organised transportation system, including buses, a modern tram connecting the city centre to the airport, and railway connections. With a walkable city centre, cycling options, and efficient public transport, Edinburgh facilitates convenient travel for residents and visitors.

Palace of Holyroodhouse Ticket in Edinburgh

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Palace of Holyroodhouse Ticket in Edinburgh. (Photo: Klook SG)
Palace of Holyroodhouse Ticket in Edinburgh. (Photo: Klook SG)

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The Scotch Whisky Experience Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)
The Scotch Whisky Experience Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)

12. Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City has a diverse transportation system, including an extensive metro and bus network. The Metrobús rapid transit system helps alleviate traffic, although congestion remains a challenge with ongoing efforts focusing on improving sustainability and accessibility.

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Teotihuacan Afternoon guided tour. (Photo: Klook SG)
Teotihuacan Afternoon guided tour. (Photo: Klook SG)

Palaces and Historical Buildings of Mexico City Tour

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Palaces and Historical Buildings of Mexico City Tour. (Photo: Klook SG)
Palaces and Historical Buildings of Mexico City Tour. (Photo: Klook SG)

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