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Inner-city Mobility in European Cities

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.

City Final Score
1 Zurich 100.0
2 Berlin 79.0
3 Vienna 78.4
4 Milan 77.2
5 Paris 76.0
6 Porto 74.1
7 Lisbon 72.3
8 Brussels 65.5
9 Warsaw 65.0
10 Frankfurt am Main 57.9

Complete ranking

City Final Score
11 Munich 56.8
12 Madrid 53.6
13 Barcelona 52.1
14 Lyon 51.8
15 Budapest 51.0
16 Manchester 50.3
17 Prague 49.0
18 Valencia 46.8
19 Amsterdam 46.5
20 Rome 42.0
21 Geneva 40.8
22 Copenhagen 33.2
23 Marseille 24.6
24 Bratislava 22.8
25 Stockholm 22.4
26 London 20.6
27 Venice 16.2
28 Salzburg 13.1
29 Edinburgh 12.3
30 Bruges 0.0

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.

How Omio compiled the rankings

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.

 

Before you get there: 10 facts about inner-city transport

Whilst analysing urban transportation in Europe, we discovered some fun facts about each city. Check them out!

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Top three cities for inner-city mobility


Zurich's 15 tram lines, four S-Bahn (overground commuter trains) lines and 67 coach routes not only provide the best urban transport network among all the cities on the list, but also afford stunning views of Lake Zurich and the Alps.


Berlin is the European capital for shared mobility transport. Grab an e-scooter near the TV Tower at Alexanderplatz and scoot your way to Brandenburg Gate in under 10 minutes—no need to hunt for a parking space!


Austria's capital city is particularly appealing to travellers on a budget. With comparatively low ticket prices for public transport, Vienna's districts are easily accessible for day trips to the city's historical landmarks.

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