#1
Yeah, I know this is an odd question lol

In Stockholm, Sweden, the traffic (public transport like train, subway, bus etc.) is VERY expensive. And the government is planning to raise the fee AGAIN.
Many have complained and I'm a bit curious about what it cost in the US and other countries where everything is cheaper (usually).

In Stockholm, it cost for an adult about 6$ (translated from Swedish currency) to go by train from the suburbs to the city which is in my case about 12-14 miles. From when the conductor stamps the coupon or whatever, you can travel how much you want in only one hour. You can also buy a digital card that you can use for a month, that cost about 106 $.

So, what does it cost in your town/city?

Thanks alot
#2
£4 to get to Liverpool, which is 30 minutes train ride away.
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#3
Public transport in the UK sucks ****. It is ridiculously overpriced, frequently overloaded and usually filthier than a tramp's flannel.

You may be paying an extortionate amount in Sweden, but I'll bet it's clean, punctual and full of foxy blondes!!

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#4
Buses £1 anywhere in a 15 mile radius around edinburgh scotland. trains are £8 per 50 miles roughly. wish i lived in a flat country where i could cycle to work.

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#5
Eh it's like 2 euro 50 or something. I avoid taking the public transport after a little incident, so I really don't know.
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Quote by losermakesgood
Public transport in the UK sucks ****. It is ridiculously overpriced, frequently overloaded and usually filthier than a tramp's flannel.

You may be paying an extortionate amount in Sweden, but I'll bet it's clean, punctual and full of foxy blondes!!

Swap!?


Well 'nham is full of blacks so maybe you should do an exchange. Blacks and blondes.
#7
The trains are free in downtown Portland, but still quite cheap elsewhere in the city. Something like $2.10 for a 4 hour ticket for the buses. Parking is outrageous though.
#8
[quote=""[It's Alex"]"]Eh it's like 2 euro 50 or something. I avoid taking the public transport after a little incident, so I really don't know.

You didnt try to do an angry german kid at someone did you?
#9
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Yeah, I know this is an odd question lol

In Stockholm, Sweden, the traffic (public transport like train, subway, bus etc.) is VERY expensive. And the government is planning to raise the fee AGAIN.
Many have complained and I'm a bit curious about what it cost in the US and other countries where everything is cheaper (usually).

In Stockholm, it cost for an adult about 6$ (translated from Swedish currency) to go by train from the suburbs to the city which is in my case about 12-14 miles. From when the conductor stamps the coupon or whatever, you can travel how much you want in only one hour. You can also buy a digital card that you can use for a month, that cost about 106 $.

So, what does it cost in your town/city?

Thanks alot


Train from suburbs to city is about $4 NZ, the bus is similar, but that's only a 20 minute trip.
#10
If you've ever been in south Africa, you would know how bad public transport can be. Sa's idea of public transport is a cheap, stolen, broken taxi (minibus) with around 20 - 30 people in it (SERIOUSLY)...very cheap though. But you might die whilst on it...
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#12
In Sydney, a teenager can get a bus for about 10 minutes with low traffic for $1 and the train for about 30 - 50 minutes for $2.
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You didnt try to do an angry german kid at someone did you?


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#15
My city is overall just too expensive. It's £1.35 to get from the bustop at the top of my road into town, about 15 minutes by walking, 2 minutes by bus/car. Strange how it's £16 to get a return train ticket to Edinburgh though...and that takes 3 hours =/
#16
There's a free city bus that circulates around Leeds (and similar ones in Huddersfield and Wakefield). The Student Plus MetroCard is £57 per month and gives you unlimited travel around West Yorkshire.

When I'm in London, things get really pricey. I have an Oyster card, which is capped at £5.40 per day off peak between Zones 1-4. It's still cheaper than paying single fares or buying a travelcard, though.
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#17
I'm in Ljubljana
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=46.052744,14.514313&spn=0.079819,0.160675&z=13&om=0

you can go on any bus within the area of that google maps link for 0.8€ (if you buy a token beforehand at a newsstand, 1€ if you pay directly on the bus)....though sometimes you might need to change lines to get where you're going
student bus card is 17€ per month and you can ride all you want

i think busses and trains to the nearby suburbs and towns are about 1.5€ to 2€ (a 20 to 30 minute trip), no idea about monthly tickets

i'm working on getting a bike though since my routes are too short to bother with the bus and I'm getting a bit bored with walking


If i go home by train its 8.5€ (about 110km, to the coast)
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#18
in my town, it's £6ish for a return bus to cambridge, 25 miles each way. it costs me 22.50 to get a return train to london with all the tubes and buses in the city. not cheap.
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#19
My university has a bus system that's free, and as a student, I can take either the triangle-area express busses or local Raleigh busses for free. Even if I wasn't a student, it'd only be $2 or $1, respectivly.
#21
1.50 au for a trip to anywhere that bus takes you
and u can get a transfer for the same price which u have 1hour to use as many tiems as u want
#22
In istanbul a public bus is the equivalent of about 60 cents for students...
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#23
I don't use much public transport in the States.

I really liked Edinburgh's buses though, while I was visiting. I don't remember them being too expensive.
#24
With my school bus pass, for a (roughly) 30km trip by bus I pay $4.80 AU. However we can't reuse tickets or anything like TS, unless we get a return ticket (not sure how much that is though, never gotten one).
#25
Quote by losermakesgood
Public transport in the UK sucks ****. It is ridiculously overpriced, frequently overloaded and usually filthier than a tramp's flannel.

You may be paying an extortionate amount in Sweden, but I'll bet it's clean, punctual and full of foxy blondes!!

Swap!?

Yeah, but it's always been like that, even before the public transport got expensive. After the voting (when we changed parliamentary party a couple of years ago), it got this expensive. Before it was alot cheaper, and the trains and busses were about the same, and of course, the blondes has always been there...

But also one thing that makes it even more expensive for me is that the lines are divided into zones now... for an adult it's about 4 USD to travel, and then the conductors add 1 USD for every zone that the train has passed. That means I have to pay the same price when I travel one station (my nearest station is on the border to the next zone) as when I go all the way to Stockholm city, which is about 10 stations. That really sucks.

Really good response, but now I see that many countries are even more expensive. Thanks alot everyone and more replies would be awesome!
#26
$1.20 AUD ($1.06 USD) for me to get into the city, with a card and concession discount, which is about 20 km. It costs about $3.20 (2.83 USD) for a standard adult fare into the city. It's relatively clean and safe, and the frequency is okay, if a little low, especially as you move further away from the city.

The whole thing is divided into concentric zones, and the buses, trains and ferries all share an integrated ticketing system. Tickets last for 2 hours, or 3 if you go more than 5, i think, zones. Tickets can be cash or on electronic cards that can be topped up by bank accounts or large notes.
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#27
i live in Finland so:

1 euro to go anywhere in helsinki (tram bus and metro)
1.80 euros to leave helsinki
1.90 euros for the train

then you can buy time cards for about 30 euros a month

people with strollers ride free

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#28
Det kostar typ 180 spänn från katrineholm till karlstad, kanske runt 250 från sthlm till karlstad isåfall.

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#29
About 1.5$ translated from israeli currency for a bus ride 20-30 mins long.
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#30
There's no public transport here...the closest thing is a police officer giving a drunk guy a ride home. Or to the station...
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#31
From the suburbs of NY to NYC its about $9 its ****in ridiculous its only about 30-40 mins. by train
#32
I live in Vancouver, Canada. We've currently got the most expensive public transportation in the country, which is supposedly "democratic socialist" to left-hating Americans.


Anyways, it's $2.50 for an adult to travel in "one zone" and $1.75 for under-18 and seniors to travel across "All zones" The city and its municipalities are divided into "Zones" and you have to add $0.25 to travel in another zone.

But there's another catch... you can only use your transfer for 1.5 hrs! That's almost the amount of time it takes to get INTO one of the municipalities, if you're making really good time.

Students at the major universities get transit passes for roughly less than $30/month, which is great compared to the Transit's normal passes which start at around $40/month for all zones (18 and under, seniors), or $73 for one zone Adult.

It's really expensive, and they're planning another fare hike in a couple of years.

I think the whole "Zone" system is a scam. Plus, the buses are pretty inconsistent except for ONE route that goes to the provincial university.
#33
Eh!?! For me to go 36 miles on peak is £26. Which is crazy. For me to go one stop down the line, which is about 3 miles, £3.60. (£3.60 is about $7.20..)
#34
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I live in Vancouver, Canada. We've currently got the most expensive public transportation in the country, which is supposedly "democratic socialist" to left-hating Americans.


Anyways, it's $2.50 for an adult to travel in "one zone" and $1.75 for under-18 and seniors to travel across "All zones" The city and its municipalities are divided into "Zones" and you have to add $0.25 to travel in another zone.

But there's another catch... you can only use your transfer for 1.5 hrs! That's almost the amount of time it takes to get INTO one of the municipalities, if you're making really good time.

Students at the major universities get transit passes for roughly less than $30/month, which is great compared to the Transit's normal passes which start at around $40/month for all zones (18 and under, seniors), or $73 for one zone Adult.

It's really expensive, and they're planning another fare hike in a couple of years.

I think the whole "Zone" system is a scam. Plus, the buses are pretty inconsistent except for ONE route that goes to the provincial university.


Yeah, I know what it's like. And they raised the prices AGAIN($1.50 -18 to $1.75).
#35
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Yeah, I know what it's like. And they raised the prices AGAIN($1.50 -18 to $1.75).



I go to Kwantlen college in Richmond and Surrey campuses... so I have to pay for that goddamned $73 monthly pass. Luckily with my student card I can go all zones, or I'd have to pay over $100 for that 3-zone....


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#36
Well, here in the New York City it's $2.00 USD to get into the train system and that's all it will cost you as long as you stay within the system (transfer at certain stops, etc.) But it doesn't matter if you only go one stop though, it'll cost you the same...
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#37
I can travel to (approx. 30 miles) and all around London (travelcard) for just over £15.
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#38
in Poland it's price/time

1 PLN for 20 minutes .. which is like 0.4 USD or 0.3 EUR

the monthly for all day lines is 42 PLN so $17 american

3 monthly for all day lines is $40 or 30 EUR
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#39
I'm from Mexico City and prices here are ridiculos

Subway (takes you almost everywhere) - about .2$ or .25$ US dolars
per ticket, you can also buy a card for 30$.

Buses are around .5$ depending on the distance

and if you want to go out the city prices get more like the ones you've posted.
#40
Well, I got the answers I was looking for. Thanks everyone again. But is the public transport in your city owned by the government? That's what it is in Sweden, and some of the taxes (and Sweden's got one of the biggest taxes in the world... ) go to the public transport. Don't know how much, but it should be a reason for it to get cheaper.