As a platform that helps travellers find the fastest and best routes across Europe, Omio understands that a journey doesn’t end at a destination. Navigating around a city, even if it’s your first time there, should be simple, time-saving and cost-effective so that you can enjoy and fully immerse yourself into city life.
From the Colosseum in Rome to the Berlin Wall Memorial to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Europe's cities offer myriad sites and attractions. In the past, inner-city transportation—aside from the public kind—was limited, but today, urban mobility alternatives such as shared bikes, scooters, and e-scooters are all the rage.
We wanted to find out which cities were the best-connected in terms of transport options. To calculate this, we, at Omio, compared public transport networks and ticket prices—as well as shared mobility options and their usage fees—across the top 30 destinations in Europe. We then ranked these cities and highlighted the ones with the most convenient and best-value inner-city travel options.
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Zurich tops the list thanks to its extensive network of transport options. With 60 different tram, train and coach routes, travellers can easily roam from the shores of Lake Zurich to the heart of Switzerland's largest city. Berlin follows in second place, with a wide range of scooters, e-scooters, and rental bikes on offer. With more than 16 shared mobility companies and 8,000+ taxis, Berlin is the European leader for shared mobility and individual urban exploration. Warsaw, Budapest and Madrid stand out for their affordable public transport, making it easy to explore the breadth and depth of their attractions for only one Euro each way. We didn’t forget taxis. Lisbon and Porto, Portugal, offer the best-value cab rides on the continent.
This study examined the 30 most-booked European cities on Omio. Commercial transport providers and municipal sources provided information on public transport services. In order to compare cities of different sizes, we divided transport networks by the population of each city. Find the complete methodology with all sources here.
Whilst analysing urban transportation in Europe, we discovered some fun facts about each city. Check them out!