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The Best US Cities for Public Transportation  

Ranker Travel
1.3k votes 142 voters 34 items

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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New York City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
New York, USA
2
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA
3
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Minnesota, USA
4
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Pennsylvania, USA
5
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Contiguous United States, USA
6
Boston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Massachusetts, USA
7
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Washington, USA
8
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Pennsylvania, USA
9
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Maryland, USA
10
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Missouri, USA
11
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
New Jersey, USA
12
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Ohio, USA
13
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
California, USA
14
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
New Jersey, USA
15
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
16
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Ohio, USA
17
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
New York, USA
18
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
New York, USA
19
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Wisconsin, USA
20
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Virginia, USA
21
Portland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Oregon, USA
22
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
California, USA
23
Miami is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Florida, USA
24
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Utah, USA
25
Madison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Wisconsin, USA