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Rail fares are the highest in these 20 cities

Last updated on: September 18, 2012 08:33 IST

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It costs most to travel by bus, tram or subway, taxi and train in Western Europe and North America.

In Germany, a second class train journey over 200 kilometers costs an average of $79 (US dollars) – around 65 per cent more than the Western European  average, according to a UBS study.  

In Zurich or Geneva, you might think twice about taking a taxi to get to your destination. In both cities a five-kilometer inner-city trip during the day costs around $28.

The global average, by contrast, is approximately $10. In Oslo and Copenhagen, a journey of ten kilometers or ten stops with the bus, tram or subway costs over $4.80.

Click NEXT to see cities where rail fares are the highest in the world according to a UBS study on price and earnings.

Also check out the bus, taxi fares in these cities...

Frankfurt
Train: $86.77
Bus, Tram or Metro: $3.24
Taxi: $16.23

At $87, Frankfurt is the most expensive departure destination.

Bus, Tram or Metro -- Price of a single ticket for public transport (bus, tram or subway) for a journey of approximately 10 kilometers/6 miles or at least 10 stops.

Taxi
-- Price for a distance of 5 kilometers/3 miles during the day within the city limits, including service.

Train -- Price of a single ticket (2nd class) for a train journey of 200 kilometres.

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Image: Rail operator Deutsche Bahn CEO Ruediger Grube (C) poses with Steffi Jones (L), head of the organization committee of the Women's Soccer World Cup and Theo Zwanziger (R) president of the German Football Association (DFB) in front of a ICE high speed train with the design of the Women's Soccer World Cup 2011, in Frankfurt.
Photographs: Alex Domanski/Reuters.

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New York

Train: $85.98
Bus, Tram or Metro: $2.42
Taxi: $8.50

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Image: A man checks his BlackBerry phone while riding the subway in New York.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters.
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London

Train: $81.95
Bus, Tram or Metro: $3.70
Taxi: $23.03

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Image: Spectators picnic between a pair of double decker buses during Ladies Day at the Epsom Derby festival in Epsom, southwest of London.
Photographs: Chris Helgren/Reuters.
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Berlin

Train: $80.30
Bus, Tram or Metro: $2.98
Taxi: $10.79

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Image: Taxis line the Strasse des 17. Juni thoroughfare in central Berlin.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters.
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Munich

Train: $71.23
Bus, Tram or Metro: $3.24
Taxi: $18.04

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Image: Trains are parked outside of the central station in Munich during heavy snowfalls in whole Bavaria.
Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters.
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Montreal

Train: $70.58
Bus, Tram or Metro: $2.87
Taxi: $12.98

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Zurich

Train: $68.47
Bus, Tram or Metro: $4.66
Taxi: $28.93

In Zurich or Geneva, you might think twice about taking a taxi to get to your destination. In both cities a five-kilometer inner-city trip during the day costs around $28.

The global average, by contrast, is about $10.

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Image: Trams drive past the offices of Swiss banks UBS (L) and Credit Suisse at Paradeplatz square in Zurich.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters.
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Geneva

Train: $58.23
Bus, Tram or Metro: $3.67
Taxi: $27.78

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Image: Employees of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) perform maintenance operations in front of the new regional two-floor train connecting Geneva and Lausanne.
Photographs: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters.
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Luxembourg

Train: $54.13
Bus, Tram or Metro: $1.94
Taxi: $19.43

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Image: Luxembourg.
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Oslo

Train: $48.58
Bus, Tram or Metro: $5.12
Taxi: $23.22

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Image: A picture from an animation of the new train from Canada's Bombardier Inc.
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Tokyo

Train: $44.72
Bus, Tram or Metro: $2.46
Taxi: $21.42

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Image: Japan Railway's new N700 bullet train stands at a platform of Tokyo Station in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters.
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Paris

Train: $42.87
Bus, Tram or Metro: $2.16
Taxi: $9.39

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Image: A velo taxi, or bicycle taxi, driver look waits for customers in Paris.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters.
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Barcelona

Train: $41.96
Bus, Tram or Metro: $2.59
Taxi: $10.36

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Image: People wait in a taxi stand at a Barcelona's cruise terminal.
Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters.
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Stockholm

Train: $41.60
Bus, Tram or Metro: $4.52
Taxi: $24.64

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Image: Railway workers tries to clear points from ice and snow at the marshalling yard at the Central Station in Stockholm.
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Auckland

Train: $ 40.86
Bus, Tram or Metro: $2.57
Taxi: $13.62

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Image: Auckland.
Photographs: Courtesy, aucklandnz.com

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Sydney

Train: $39.35
Bus, Tram or Metro: $3.43
Taxi: $9.75

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Image: People walk inside a tunnel at Central train station in Sydney.
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Rome

Train: $36.69
Bus, Tram or Metro: $1.94
Taxi: $9.38

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Image: Italo, a new high-speed train for the NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori), is seen on a platform at the Tiburtina train station in Rome.
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Nairobi

Train: $35.80
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.54
Taxi: $7.16

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Image: Passengers ride atop overloaded carriages of a commuter train in Kenya's capital Nairobi.
Photographs: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters.

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Toronto

Train: $35.62
Bus, Tram or Metro: $3.08
Taxi: $13.31

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Image: Toronto Transit Committee (TTC) streetcars are lined up in a yard after a wildcat strike by maintenance workers shut down public transit in Toronto.
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Dublin

Train: $34.53
Bus, Tram or Metro: $2.74
Taxi: $14.89


Image: Tram service in south Dublin, Ireland.
Photographs: Reuters.
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