travel The Best US Cities for Public Transportation  

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List Rules Vote up any American city that is easy to get around via public transport, whether subway, buses, trains, etc.

Big cities mean big populations, and that can mean big traffic problems. Fortunately, there are lots of good cities for public transportation. Some top cities for transportation offer plenty of bus lines, while other good American cities for quality public transportation feature elevated trains and subways. A few great US cities for transportation are among the most populated in the world.

What destinations will you find on this list of the top U.S. cities for public transportation? New York City's transit system is inexpensive and easy to use. Residents frequently commute via subway, and tourists can get to all of the major landmarks. Chicago also is a great city when it comes to public transportation. Traveling by cable car is a must when in San Francisco. Other good areas featured on this list include San Diego, Washington, D.C., and Seattle.

Which city do you think is the easiest to navigate via public transportation? Give the best options a thumbs up and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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29 2
New York City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
New York City New York, USA

2
16 5
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation

3
11 5
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Seattle Washington, USA

4
15 9
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
San Diego California, USA

5
21 15
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Los Angeles California, USA

6
10 5
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Jersey City New Jersey, USA

7
11 6
Denver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Denver Colorado, USA

8
8 3
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Oakland California, USA

9
11 6
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Hoboken New Jersey, USA

10
10 6
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Philadelphia Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA

11
6 2
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
St. Louis Missouri, USA

12
12 9
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

13
9 6
Portland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Portland Oregon, USA

14
9 6
Madison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Madison Wisconsin, USA

The Most Beautiful Cities in the US

15
8 5
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Rochester New York, USA

16
8 5
Boston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Boston Massachusetts, USA

17
8 5
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

18
5 2
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Cincinnati Ohio, USA

19
5 2
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Baltimore Maryland, USA

20
4 1
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Cleveland Ohio, USA

21
6 4
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

Cities with the Worst Sports Fans

22
6 4
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

23
4 2
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

24
17 16
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

25
5 4
Miami is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Miami Florida, USA

26
5 4
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Dallas Texas, USA

27
4 3
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Salt Lake City Utah, USA

28
4 3
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Richmond Virginia, USA

29
4 3
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

30
5 5
Santa Ana is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Santa Ana California, USA

31
5 6
Houston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Houston Texas, USA

32
4 5
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Buffalo New York, USA

33
4 5
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Atlanta Georgia, USA

34
3 5
Hanford is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Hanford California, USA