In our increasingly modern world, the far corners of our little blue planet have become inextricably linked and reliant upon each other, and as a result, we find ourselves travelling much more often and for much further distances. Airports can be a little overwhelming, especially in foreign countries where you may not necessarily know your way around. So let’s dig in to some types of transportation services that can be used while travelling.
Train or Light Rail
Train or rail is always a good option for a few reasons, but mainly because it’s such a regimented event. Even if the trains do not come on time every time, they are coming at fairly regular intervals and will take you to the exact same spot every time, obviously. This consistency can be a very valuable thing when travelling, especially abroad.
Trains can be very crowded and rushed, especially during commuting hours.
This one is obvious, but you’re also limited in scope of travel by rail. You obviously cannot change or alter your destination, but the consistency and reliability do offset these negatives.
Buses are great for many of the same reasons rail based transportation is. Buses also have a heavily regimented schedule, transport many people at once, and are affordable much in the same way that train or light rail is. Buses are better for more local travel however, and may be specifically limited to that. There are national express services for longer distances available however.
Taxis are great, but they do tend to be one of the more expensive options. Sharing a cab with friends or colleagues can help make the experience more cost effective if booking an airport taxi in advance. Taxis do tend to be one of the quicker options to get around, and have the added bonus of being able to pick you up directly from the airport. They don’t quite have the same environmental benefit that mass transit does, but sometimes you just need to be efficient.
Driving yourself is always an option as well, but might mean you have to rent or buy a car. To some people, the privacy and independence will offset the traffic, the hassle of finding and paying for parking. Driving yourself is probably the most flexible option, if not necessarily the most efficient or environmentally friendly. Being able to leave at a moment’s notice is a massive perk.