Worldwide Public Transit Tips

by Kerwin McKenzie on March 10, 2017

Let’s face it, I travel way too much, but I enjoy it and its my happy place. It’s always a good thing to find your happy place.

All Transit Cards All Transit Cards

As a result, I have a lot of experience with public transportation. There is a section about how to get from the Airport to the City Center, but I also wanted to add a pice on the different cards and tips that will make your experience better. I’ll keep updating this page, so you may want to bookmark it for future updates.

So, here are a few tips for taking public transit in different cities around the globe:


Atlanta, GA

Get your BART card at the airport and reload it when you need to.




You can buy 4 tickets at once for travel on the subway system for cheaper than the individual tickets. But if you’re going to take the trains more than four times in one day, it makes sense to buy a day pass as it cost less than 4 tickets.

Houston, TX

It is necessary to have cash in order to board the bus at the airport. The current fare is $1.25. Once in the city, you can purchase a Metro card at the Metro Center. You can then top up this card on the buses; not the really big buses though.


Get a Suica card as it’s much cheaper to travel in Tokyo using that card.


London, England - Oyster Card London, England – Oyster Card

Travel at nine peak times and the cost of your journey will be less than traveling in peak times. There is a maximum amount per day of you use an Oyster Card, but it varies by the zone in which you start. There’s a sign on the ticket machines with this information.

New York

New York, NY - MTA Metro Card New York, NY – MTA Metro Card

The Metro Cards actually expires and will cost you an extra dollar when first purchased.


More to come…

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar M Weekes May 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Just pointing out an error in your post. The BART system is located in Northern California, not Atlanta. I believe Atlanta’s system is called MARTA.


avatar Kerwin McKenzie May 6, 2017 at 6:55 pm

Oops M.
I’ll fix that. Sorry about that.



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