Public transportation is one of the cheapest ways to get around a new city, but it has its ups and downs. There are situations when relying on public transportation is a good idea, but you shouldn’t do it all the time, and this brief guide will help you make the final verdict.
Should: Big City
Exploring big cities entirely on foot over a short period of time is a mission impossible, so it’s a better idea to buy a bus or metro card when possible and save yourself some time and energy.
Shouldn’t: Small City
Buying a bus card is a waste of money when you’re staying in a smaller city. Try to walk as much as possible and you’ll probably end up discovering a bunch of amazing places that you wouldn’t have seen otherwise.
Should: Long Distance
Walking is a great way to discover a new city, but you’ll waste a lot of time if you have to cover a long distance on foot, so it’s better to use public transportation.
Shouldn’t: Central Accommodation
If your accommodation is centrally located, try to avoid public transportation whenever possible and only use it to explore attractions located far from the city center.
Should: Airport Transportation
Public transportation is usually the cheapest way to get to the airport, even in your hometown. Don’t bother your friends to drive you if it’s a long and expensive ride and just get on the bus.