Cities The Best US Cities for Public Transportation  

Ranker Travel
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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.

list ordered by

1
65 7
New York City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
New York, USA

2
37 18
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Pennsylvania, USA

3
33 16
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Contiguous United States, USA

4
24 8
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Minnesota, USA

5
28 14
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Washington, USA

6
21 8
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Pennsylvania, USA

7
35 23
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

8
26 14
Boston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Massachusetts, USA

9
25 13
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
New Jersey, USA

10
25 14
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
New Jersey, USA

11
18 7
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Maryland, USA

12
16 6
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Missouri, USA

13
16 6
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Ohio, USA

14
15 6
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Ohio, USA

15
16 8
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
New York, USA

16
16 9
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
New York, USA

17
16 9
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
California, USA

18
23 18
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

19
13 7
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Wisconsin, USA

20
10 9
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Virginia, USA

21
18 22
Portland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Oregon, USA

22
10 14
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Utah, USA

23
24 33
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
California, USA

24
8 13
Miami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Florida, USA

25
12 22
Madison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Public Transportation
Wisconsin, USA