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It's a train! It's a plane! It's a ferry! It's a bus! All of my transport reviews in one place. Unless you're walking, you'll need some form of transport!

Updated April 16, 2017
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  1. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Chiba, Japan
    The Chiba Urban Monorail is a rapid transit system serving Chiba City. It's unusual among major ubran transit systems in that it is a monorail. It is a suspended monorail, too, with cars traveling underneath the beamway. In fact, at 15.2 km it is the…
  2. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in New York, New York, USA
    The New York City Subway is a efficient and relatively inexpensive way to get around in New York City. Besides providing transportation to millions of New Yorkers and visitors, the New York Subway is a thing of legend. The Subway began in 1904 with a…
  3. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Washington Metrorail, or Metro, as everyone calls it, is the subway/rapid transit system serving Wshington, DC and its Maryland and Virginia suburbs. Metro is an excellent, clean, and reliable transit system and is the best way for the traveler to ge…
  4. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, operates the public transportation system in the metropolitan Philadelphia area. These include subway, streetcar (tram), transit bus, and commuter trains. The current system is an amalgam…
  5. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Los Angeles, California, USA
    Getting around the Los Angeles area by public transportation is much easier today than it once was. Rail rapid transit has been expanding since 1992. Transit buses connect areas not served by rail and feed into the rail system. The Los Angeles Me…
    This review was featured on Wednesday December 8th, 2010
  6. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in San Francisco, California, USA
    Cable cars and San Francisco are inseparable. Is there any other mode of transportation that so immediately conjures up the image and feel of a particular city? The cable cars have been ferrying passenger over San Francisco’s hilly streets since 18…
  7. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Japan
    The Shinkansen is the well-known high-speed rail service in Japan. Also known as the "Bullet Train", the high speed passenger trains began operation in 1964. The first, the "New Tokaido Line", went into operation between Tokyo and Osaka on newly buil…
  8. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is a commuter train system linking communities in the Northern Virginia suburbs with Washington, DC. VRE trains operate along two routes with several intermediate stops. Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Washington, DC. …
  9. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Irving, Texas, USA
    Trinity Railway Express (TRE) is a commuter rail service operating between Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas. TRE serves 10 stations along its route, including a stop at CentrePort/DFW, the station for DFW International Airport. In Fort Worth, TRE conn…
  10. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    The Monongahela Incline is an in incline railway, or funicular (also known as an inclined plane in Pennsylvania). The incline carries passenger from river level at Station Square up Mt. Washington. From an observation deck at the top station, one can…
  11. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    The Duquesne Incline is an in incline railway, or funicular (also known as an inclined plane in Pennsylvania). The incline carries passenger from river level across from downtown Pittsburgh up Mt. Washington. From an observation deck at the top stati…
  12. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Dulles, Virginia, USA
    Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is the principal international and long-distance domestic airport serving the greater Washington, DC, region. The airport opened in 1962, but traffic growth was slow until the 1980s. The airport was named…
  13. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Arlington, Virginia, USA
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is Washington, DC's, hometown airport. It is located close-in, just across the Potomac River in Arlington, VA. The airport opened in 1941 as Washington National Airport. The Main Terminal was advanced f…
  14. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in DFW, USA
    DFW International Airport is the major airport serving the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth and all of the surrounding North Texas Metroplex. It is is the fourth busiest airport in the United States. When the airport opened in 1974, much was made of t…
    This review was featured on Thursday June 10th, 2010
  15. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Los Angeles, California, USA
    Los Angeles International Airport, known universally as LAX, is the major airport for Los Angeles and Southern California. It's one of the world's major airports, the sixth busiest. One can easily tell this by observing the volume of aircraft movemen…
  16. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Miami, Florida, USA
    Miami International Airport (MIA) is a hub for American Airlines. We passed through MIA en route from Washington Dulles International Airport to Madrid and then again en route from Barcelona to back to Dulles. MIA is a very large airport, the 12 busi…
    This review was featured on Friday October 25th, 2013
  17. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) has to be one of the world's most well-known airports. It is a major intercontinental airport for European destinations. We arrived here at the start of our Benelux trip. The airport is one of the world's oldest, …
    This review was featured on Monday October 27th, 2014
  18. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Madrid, Spain
    Terminal 4 at Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas (Madrid-Barajas Airport) is the newest terminal complex at MAD, completed in 2006. It handles intercontinental and international flights outside the EU. (That is, flights where EU customs clearance is requir…
  19. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Fiumicino, Italy
    Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO), also known a Fiumicino Airport or Rome Airport, is the main international airpot for Rome and one of Europe's major airports. The airport is located near the coast, about 22 miles (35 km) from downtown R…
  20. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Munich, Germany
    We arrived at and departed from Munich Airport (Flughafen München) on our Central European trip. Munich is a very easy to use airport. The airport is located about 18 miles (29 km) northeast of the city via Autobahn A9 and A92. (The S-Bahn also conn…
  21. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Narita, Japan
    Narita International Airport is the principal airport serving the Tokyo region. Narita handles both international and domestic flights. (Tokyo's older Haneda Airport also handles domestic and some international services.) Narita has two large term…
  22. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Osaka, Japan
    Osaka International Airport, also known as Itami Airport, is actually the domestic airport for the Osaka region. (International flights have operated from Kansai International Airport since 1994.) Osaka Airport is served by ANA, Japan Air Lines, a…
  23. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in New York, New York, USA
    Grand Central Terminal was built as the main terminal of the New York Central Railroad. Construction of the vast urban station required 10 years between 1903 and 1913. (As it was built it replaced the earlier 1880s Grand Central Station.) Everythi…
  24. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Philadelphia's 30th Street Station is the major railway station serving the city. Numerous Amtrak long-distance and SEPTA regional commuter trains stop at this busy downtown terminal. The Pennsylvania Railroad built 30th Street Station and opened …
  25. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Union Station in Washington, DC, recently celebrated the centennial of its compeltion. Since 1908 the railway terminal has served as a transportation hub for the national’s capital. Upon exiting the station, the sight of the US Capitol looming at t…
  26. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Los Angeles, California, USA
    Los Angeles Union Station is the primary intercity and commuter railway station for the greater Los Angeles area. Opened in 1939, Union Station is a blend of Mission Revival and Art Deco elements. The spacious wooden-ceiling waiting room with its Spa…
  27. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Budapest, Hungary
    Budapest West Station, or Nyugati pályaudvar in Hungarian, is one of the two principal railway stations in Budapest. If you take the train into town from the airport, you will arrive here. The station is indicated in MAV timetables as "Budapest-Nyug…
  28. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Madrid, Spain
    Estación de Madrid Atocha or Madrid Puerta de Atocha is the railway station for trains to the south and east of Spain, including the AVE high-speed service to Barcelona. A railway terminal has been in operation on the site since 1851 when Madrid, Za…
    This review was featured on Wednesday November 27th, 2013
  29. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in New York, New York, USA
    The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the central intercity bus station in New York City. Opened in 1950 the "Port Authority" (or PABT), as it is known, consolidated several independent bus stations into one large facility. Expanded over the years to co…
  30. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Hamilton, Bermuda
    Getting around Bermuda is very easy by way of the pink transit buses operated by the Public Transportation Board. Bermuda Breeze buses operate on 11 routes reaching all points of the islands. All bus lines depart from the central Hamilton Bus Termina…
  31. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Ocean City, Maryland, USA
    The Boardwalk Tram at Ocean City, Maryland, provides seasonal transportation along the beachfront Boardwalk. The 36-block Boardwalk is easy to walk, but you may find after a long and busy day at the beach (or partying) that you are ready for a ride b…
  32. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    CARTA is the public transportation authority for Charleston. CARTA operates a convenient service called DASH to provide transportation around the historic downtown area. DASH routes are operated with busses decorated to look like trolleys (trams). At…
  33. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Savannah, Georgia, USA
    Old Town Trolley operates "tourist trolley" motorized trams around the historic district of Savannah. It's a great way to both see what the city has to offer and as a means of transportation around the historic district. It is similar tot their opera…
  34. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
    Old Town Trolley operates "tourist trolley" motorized trams around the historic district of St. Augustine. It's a great way to both see what the city has to offer and as a means of transportation around the historic area. Trolleys depart from the …
  35. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Molly the Trolley is free a motorized trolley service that operates between the Fort Worth Convention Center and downtown and Sundance Square. (Buses are decorated to look like vintage trolley cars.) It's a convenient way to get from the Convention C…
  36. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in New York, New York, USA
    The Manhattan Cruise Terminal is the passenger embarkation and disembarkation point for cruise ships docking in New York City. The terminal consists of three Piers--Piers 88, 90, and 92--with six berths. The piers were built in the 1930s as the New Y…
  37. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Jamestown, Virginia, USA
    The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry connects historic Jamestown, Virginia, and all of Virginia’s "Historic Triangle" (Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown) with Surry County across the James River. The ferry is the only James River crossing in the Willia…
    This review was featured on Thursday March 27th, 2008
  38. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Leesburg, Virginia, USA
    White's Ferry is the only ferry crossing of the Potomac River. It's the last of what was once a number of ferry services connecting Virginia and Maryland across the Potomac. White's Ferry has been in operation since 1817. Once, the ferries were vital…
  39. Very cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Xunantunich, Belize
    The ferry across the Mopan River connects Belize's Western Highway with the Xunantunich Mayan ruins site and resorts across the river. The ferry is a sight to see and ride itself. It's small, with room for only one vehicle and pedestrians. (Vehicles …
  40. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Bermuda
    Bermuda's Sea Express Ferry service is a quick and convenient way to get from one part of the islands to another. The ferry fleet is modern and fast. The Dockyard to Hamilton is about a 20 minute trip and the Dockyard to St. George about 45 minutes. …
  41. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
    The ferry service across Sint Annabaai (St. Ann's Bay) is an alternate way to travel between the Punda and Otrobanda neighborhoods of Willemstad. Visitors will most often use the Queen Emma pedestrian bridge to cross. But when the bridge is open for …
  42. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Prague, Czech Republic
    Charles Bridge or Karlův Most is one of the most well-known sights in Prague. The Gothic bridge spans the Vltava to connect the Old Town (Staré Město) with the Little Quarter (Malá Strana). The bridge is named for Charles IV who initiated its con…
  43. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Prague, Czech Republic
    Čechův most or Czech Bridge spans the Vltava from the Jewish Quarter (Josefov) to Letna Park and the Letenska Hills. It's a very attractive bridge and I think it's overlooked by visitors. The 554 foot (169 m) bridge was built in 1905-1908. It in…
  44. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Bratislava, Slovakia
    Well, that review title got your attention! In reality the official name of this bridge in Bratislava is more prosaic, Novy Most or New Bridge. (Thanks to Walter for supplying the review title.) It crosses the Danube at the Old Town. Novy Most is …
  45. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Budapest, Hungary
    The Széchenyi Chain Bridge, or Széchenyi Lánchíd is an iconic symbol of Budapest. You've seen it in every Budapest travel promotion and travel guide, usually on the cover. The 1230-foot (375 m) suspension bridge spans the Danube in central Budape…
  46. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in New York, New York, USA
    The Lincoln Tunnel is one of two highway tunnel systems linking New Jersey with New York City. (The other is the Holland Tunnel.) The Lincoln Tunnel consists of six traffic lanes in three tunnels under the Hudson River between Weehawken, New Jerse…
  47. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Smithfield Street Bridge is the oldest of Pittsburgh's 400 bridges and the oldest steel bridge in the United States. The two spans of the through-truss bridge opened between 1883 and 1889. It was designed by Gustav Lindenthal and is 1,184 feet (361 m…
  48. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Aberdeen, Maryland, USA
    The Maryland House is a highway travel plaza (a very large rest stop) along Interstate Highway I-95 in Maryland. I-95 is the major through highway along the East Coast between Maine and Florida. Maryland House is not quite like an ordinary highway…
  49. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Yorktown, Virginia, USA
    The George P. Coleman Bridge is a highway bridge spanning the York River between Yorktown and Gloucester Point, Virginia. The 3750 foot (1140 m) bridge carries US Highway 17, connecting the Tidewater region with the Northern Neck. Built in 1952 as a …
  50. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
    The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is a 17.6 mile (24 km) long series of highway bridges and two tunnels across the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The Bridge-Tunnel complex links the Virginia Peninsula and Tidewater regions with the Delmarva Peninsula an…
  51. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Savannah, Georgia, USA
    The Talmadge Memorial Bridge spans the Savannah River between downtown and Hutchinson Island to the north. The cable stayed bridge opened in 1990, replacing an earlier bridge at the same location. The present bridge has a main span of 1100 feet (335 …
  52. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Yulee, Florida, USA
    The Florida Welcome Center on Interstate Highway I-95 is a great place to stop just after you've entered Florida from Georgia. The Welcome Center offers a highway rest stop, rest rooms, sightseeing and accommodation information, and maps. Best of all…
  53. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
    The Bridge of Lions carries Florida Highway A1A across the Matanzas River linking St. Augustine with Anastasia Island. The two lane drawbridge was opened in 1927. The bridge was closed in 2006-2010 for a rehabilitation proejct and is now open once ag…
  54. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a toll highway carrying Interstate Highway I-76 across Pennsylvania. It connects Philadelphia, Harrisburg (state capital), and Pittsburgh and continues to the Ohio state line, length of 360 miles (579 km). There is also a…
  55. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Los Angeles, California, USA
    Los Angeles often conjures up a vision of endless suburbs strung together by a network of superhighways. Despite tremendous strides in public transportation development in recent years, the freeway system does hold the region together. They may b…
    This review was featured on Saturday November 6th, 2010
  56. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Los Angeles, California, USA
    I've used Enterprise several times for car rental at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Enterprise may not be the least expensive, but its rates are reasonable and the customer service is excellent. Car pickup and return are very efficient. …
  57. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Disneyland, California, USA
    The Disneyland Monorail opened in 1959, the first monorail in North America. Since then, it's always been a popular and futuristic ride. Walt Disney loved futuristic things like monorails and its was a perfect fit for Tomorrowland. New and redesigned…
  58. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Anaheim, California, USA
    The Red Car Trolley is the new streetcar (tram) system at Disney California Adventure (DCA) park. In keeping with the new theming at DCA, the Red Car Trolley is a replica of the famous Pacific Electric red cars that operated in Los Angeles into the 1…
  59. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Underneath the US Capitol building runs one of the more unusual transit systems that you'll encounter. Linking the Capitol building to the Congressional office buildings are the Senate Subway and House Subway. These are functional transit systems, me…
    This review was featured on Thursday August 27th, 2009
Noetsjie says:
woow thats a lot of ways to travel :) Where are the horses? :P
Posted on: Feb 17, 2012
Vipin says:
super cool!!
Posted on: Mar 14, 2011
Mortyzia says:
So useful!! Great idea! :D
Posted on: Nov 05, 2010
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