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How do you travel? Plane, trains, automobiles?

5 years ago by schrodingersman with 19 comments

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  • RedditExodus
    +8

    Foot.

    Somebody rear ended me two months ago so I get to walk while I wait on my insurance

  • 90boss
    +6

    Most often I will use my car, rarely by train and sometimes by plane. If I'm going somewhere close and the weather is decent I will jump on my bike and ride there.

  • MePLUR (edited 5 years ago)
    +6

    Car. Public transport where I live isn't all that great; plus there's nothing like being able to go somewhere whenever you need to without having to worry about schedules. My experience while I was at uni really put me off public transportation. Classes would end on the hour. The bus home left ten minutes to the hour, and I had to switch buses, with a 30 minute wait between them. So, if I caught the bus home, it would take me 2 hours, driving took me 20 minutes.

    I did an overnight trip on a train in Asia one time, you could smoke between the carriages throughout the trip. That was awesome :)

    • spacepopper (edited 5 years ago)
      +4

      Car when it works, bus when it doesn't. Sometimes i'll take the train, but only on longer trips. As for schedules, a phone can keep you entertained during the waits.

      • MePLUR
        +3

        Not so much the wait, I have my phone and 3DS with me anyways, it's more the wasted time.

  • geogrammer
    +6

    Mostly walking. But also biking, bus, and light rail. And a car if someone can give me a ride ;)

  • Bastou (edited 5 years ago)
    +5

    Depends on the trip. In Europe, trains work very well but for some places, where coach is more appropriate. In North America, I'd hesitate between car and plane depending on the distance and the kind of trip that I want.

    Edit: For everyday commute though, bicycle in the summer, bus in the winter and car for the groceries / various shopping.

  • caelreth
    +5

    Mostly my car. My wife and I have 2 kids and not a ton of time or money to travel, so where we go, we drive ourselves.

  • BucksinSixxx
    +5

    Car, unless I'm going on vacation, then I'll fly. I do want to take a year and drive around the country, seeing every state.

  • kabamman (edited 5 years ago)
    +5

    Just got a bike so I'm hoping to use that for my daily commute. I'd use public transportation but it doesn't exist here.

  • massani
    +4

    Car. Or walk.

    It's just too easy and convenient where I live to do anything other. A lot of the people who use the bus system here don't have a car and are dependent on that.

  • Xeno (edited 5 years ago)
    +3

    In order of frequency:

    1. Car

    2. Plane

    3. Trains

    Though, I might try a streetcar thing my city has in a few weeks since where I'm moving is on its route.

  • PickledRhino (edited 5 years ago)
    +3

    I usually drive everywhere I/we go locally. On occasion we will hop on a plane to fly to the west coast (we live on the east coast in the US) to visit family in San Francisco. I have taken trains (Caltrain) many times when I lived near San Francisco though, and I enjoyed it.

    I hate buses.

    I enjoy driving.

    I love to fly but I hate full planes.

  • fanficmistress
    +3

    Mostly car but this last week I used all three which is extremely rare.

  • worthlessgalaxy
    +1

    I am stuck driving to work for now. I would really like to live within biking distance, but I think I would still drive in the winter. I take planes for long travel but I really wish there was a better option. To many delays and canceled flights.

  • raj
    +1

    I use my two wheeler almost always for my daily commute. For vacations, it is either by car or train! Public transport sucks big time in India.

  • NerfYoda
    +1

    I use my bike or a Divvy (Chicago's bike share program) to get around town. If it's super raining or snowing out then I'll take the bus or subway. If I'm in a rush I'll take an uber or a cab. I rarely use my car, mainly for huge grocery runs or driving to other cities, but I'll take the train or fly if the weather is bad. My next road trip is coming up soon. I'm looking forward to loading the bike into the car and hitting the road. :)

    • desertjedi85
      +3

      Saw one of those bike sharing things in Philly last weekend while I was there. Those things are pretty damn awesome.

      • NerfYoda
        +1

        They're not the fastest bikes out there, but they're great utility bikes for getting from point A to point B without having to worry about your bike or bike parts getting stolen off the rack while you're out at the office/shopping/the game/etc. The yearly subscription cost in Chicago is $75/year. It's a total no-brainer.