Infographic: Public Transport Around the World

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What’s the modal split in Europe, Asia and the US like? And which cities have the most expensive public transport fares? This infographic answers those questions and more. How does your region hold up compared to the examples outlined below? Let us know in the comments.


Top image via Oran Viriyinci. Infographic via Hoogle it!

  • Stephen Rees

    You forgot Venice https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_rees/14288566925/

    One way Vaporetto €7 Day pass (24 hours) €20

  • worddiva

    I live in Los Angeles, and L.A. is currently undergoing one of the most extensive public transit expansions in the country and probably in the city’s history. I love taking the train! I’ve ridden the metro in London, Copenhagen, St. Petersberg, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Nearly two years ago, the west-east Expo line to downtown L.A. opened to much fanfare, and because of this line, I’ve spent time in downtown in the last couple of years than in the last 20. The Expo will eventually extend all the way to Santa Monica. And building just began on the north-south Crenshaw line to LAX. I am very surprised to see the prices of a one-way ticket in other cities around the world. A one-way ticket on the Metro or the bus in Los Angeles is only $1.50. And the local transit agency is planning to increase the fare to $1.75, prompting a lot of protest from riders’ advocates. The agency says the fare increase is needed to fill in a budget hole and prevent layoffs. So the fare here in L.A. is considerably lower than in other cities. I think the riders’ advocates, politicians and residents in L.A. would be shocked to see that it costs anywhere from $2.42 to over $5 for a one-way ticket elsewhere.

  • Wanderer

    The one way ticket cost is important to occasional users. But regular users will have some kind of pass–the question might be who’s got the most expensive monthly pass. I believe the results would be quite different.