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Rail fares are the highest in these 20 cities

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

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.

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.

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Rail fares are the highest in these 20 cities

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

New York

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

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Rail fares are the highest in these 20 cities

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.

London

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

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

Berlin

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

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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.

Munich

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

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Photographs: S. Lacasse/Wikimedia Commons.

Montreal

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

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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.

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: 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.

Geneva

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

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Image: Luxembourg.
Photographs: Webwalking/Wikimedia Commons.

Luxembourg

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

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

Oslo

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

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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.

Tokyo

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

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

Paris

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

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

Barcelona

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

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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.
Photographs: John Nilsson/Reuters.

Stockholm

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

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Image: Auckland.
Photographs: Courtesy, aucklandnz.com

Auckland

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

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Image: People walk inside a tunnel at Central train station in Sydney.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters.

Sydney

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

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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.
Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters.

Rome

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

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

Nairobi

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

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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.
Photographs: Mike Cassese/Reuters.

Toronto

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

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

Dublin

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

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