Best Public Transportation Travel Quotes


I (Paul Heller) love collecting the Best Public Transportation Travel Quotes for my Fifty Plus Nomad blog. I spend hours searching to find quotes that:

  • Reflect how I feel about an issue
  • Add a new or interesting perspective to a discussion about a place or issue, even if I don`t agree with the author’s viewpoint.
  • Make me laugh, cry, or smile.
  • Perfectly capture a place, emotion, or issue.

I don’t include quotes about unknown places or travel experiences.

All my blog posts lead off with a quote relevant to the post’s subject. I also frequently post quotes on my Facebook group: Long Term Traveling and Living Abroad Over the Age of 50.

In addition, I have added several previously unseen quotes I discovered while putting together this page.

I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I enjoyed putting them together. This can be done much easier now, as the use of the Papertyper AI writing tool based on gpt-4 ai has made compiling these quotes more accessible. His ability to create creative and engaging content is truly impressive, so I suggest you give it a try.

Let me know if you have any additional quotes to add to this page.

5 Best Public Transportation Travel-Related Quotes

Transportation is the center of the world! It is the glue of our daily lives. When it goes well, we don’t see it. When it goes wrong, it negatively colors our day, makes us feel angry and impotent, curtails our possibilities.
Robin Chase

“You and I travel by road and rail. Economists travel by infrastructure.”
Margaret Thatcher

“You cannot understand a city without using its public transportation system.”
Erol Ozan

“On public transportation, you see things that no one should have to ever see.”

“A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars, it’s where the rich ride public transportation.”

4 Best Bus Travel Quotes

“On a bus, your eyes, ears, and pores are open, absorbing in the variety, the wonder, the magic of the city. It is a beautiful way to get to know the city.
George Takei

A bus ride is like being in another world.
JA Redmerski

“Some people don’t like long bus rides, but I love them. There’s sort of a sense of solitude.”
Sam Hunt

“When you are travelling by bus, it is always difficult to decide whether you should sit in a seat by the window, a seat on the aisle, or a seat in the middle. If you take an aisle seat, you have the advantage of being able to stretch your legs whenever you like, but you have the disadvantage of people walking by you and they can accidentally step on your toes or spill something on your clothing.

If you take a window seat, you have the advantage of getting a clear view of the scenery, but you have the disadvantage of watching insects die as they hit the glass. If you take a middle seat, you have neither of these advantages, and you have the added disadvantage of people leaning all over you when they fall asleep. You can see at once why you should always arrange to hire a limousine or rent a mule rather than take the bus to your destination.”
Lemony Snicket

3 Best Car Rental Travel Quotes

“Paul Ryan looks like the car rental salesman who bullies you into getting full coverage.” 
Damien Fahey

“Taking a shuttle or even paying for a taxi to a rental office that’s a few miles away from the airport can mean a lower rate – 50 percent lower is common – for the same car, from the same company, for the same length of time. Many companies run free shuttles from some of the major airports.
Jean Chatzky

“Nobody ever washes a rental car.
Scott J. Simmerman Ph.D.

3 Best Ferry Travel Quotes

“And I shall watch the ferry boats, and they’ll get high, on a bluer ocean against tomorrow’s sky. and I will never grow so old again, and I will walk and talk, in gardens all wet with rain.”
Van Morrison

On any sea voyage, even one as mundane as a cross-channel car ferry, it is difficult to focus on your destination until you have lost sight of the land..”
Cathy Dobson, The Devil’s Missal

For the longest time, ferry boats made me sad. But from now on, I will look at them the way my husband did. I will see the beauty. I will see the wind, the air, the sea, the motion.”
Grey’s Anatomy

4 Best Subway Travel Quotes

“Every day I walk down the street or hop on the subway, I am reminded that I am a citizen of a very big, incredibly diverse world.”
Shaun King

“Funny how nobody talks on the tubes, isn’t it? I rarely catch the tube myself, or lifts. Confined spaces, everybody shuts down. Why is that? Perhaps we think everybody on the tube is a potential psychopath or a drunk,so we close down and pretend to read a book or something.”
John Hannah

“The experience of riding in a subway or elevator calls to mind Bertrand Russell’s remark that much of modern anxiety stems from the time we spend in unnatural proximity to strangers without the preliminary sniffing that is instinctive in animals, including us.
Ralph Caplan,  By Design: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors in the Hotel Louis XIV and Other Object Lessons

“I’m frugal. It’s often cheaper to take subway. And I am an environmentalist, which my mother installed in me, so I really believe in public transportation. I love the proximity to people in the subway.”
Chloe Sevigny

4 Best Taxi and Uber Travel Quotes

“I don’t need a driver’s license, my Uber driver needs a driver’s license.
Jaboukie Young-White

“Life is like riding in a taxi. Whether you are going anywhere or not, the meter keeps ticking.”
John Maxwell

“I don’t have a lot to share with other men. My heart sinks when I get into a taxi and someone starts talking to me about football.”
John Waillams

It is one of the benchmarks of a culture I always think – the page at which it operates. A good way to measure it is to order a taxi and see how irate local people get if it is late.”
Cara Sheridan

5 Best Train Travel Quotes

Be like a train; go in the rain, go in the sun, go in the storm, go in the dark tunnels! Be like a train; concentrate on your road and go with no hesitation!
Mehmet Murat Ildan

2A railroad station? That was sort of a primitive airport, only you didn’t have to take a cab 20 miles out of town to reach it.”
Russell Baker

 “Trains are wonderful…. To travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches, and rivers, in fact, to see life.”
Agatha Christie

“Trains are beautiful. They take people to places they’ve never been, faster than they could ever go themselves. Everyone who works on trains knows they have personalities, they’re like people. They have their own mysteries.”
Sam Starbuck, ‘The Dead Isle’ (2009)

“As long as you know in which station and at what hour you should wait, which train to take and if necessary when and where to get off that train to take a different line, to take a different train, you shall be accepted as a smart traveller!”
Mehmet Murat Ildan

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Paul Heller has been a lifelong avid traveler and language learner and teacher, Even as a child, he told Santa Claus that he wanted to visit all the children worldwide. At seven years old, Paul wanted to retire to Mexico. At eight, he memorized the name, capital, location, and some facts about every country worldwide. At twelve, he found a book "Lonely Planet: Southeast Asia on a Shoestring" and started developing his own itinerary for a future round-the-world trip. He remained obsessed with travel; after getting a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and working as an administrator, He spent his vacations going to different countries around the globe studying language, touring, and volunteering. In 1994, he quit his job and lived in Russia as a volunteer English instructor. He discovered that he loved teaching languages. In 2004, he decided to make a living out of his travels and founded a community of people who love to travel just like him. He developed 5 three-hour classes about living and traveling long-term worldwide which he taught in over 50 adult education programs throughout the US. After his parents passed, he realized his dream of traveling around the world; cruising and touring some of the most remote places like the North Atlantic, Patagonia, and Oceania; and learning new languages (he knows Spanish, Italian, French, and Russian). Paul encourages everyone to learn foreign languages. He knows that it can be frustrating and slow but that anyone can learn a language if they put in the work and, most importantly, learning a language is well worth the time and effort because it opens up a whole new set of people, ideas, and cultures. He is currently spending the next chapter of his life in Mérida, México. He is excited about using this blog and his classes and workshops to inspire and equip fellow Fifty Plus Nomads with the language, cultural, and psychological skills necessary to be successful and happy long-term travelers and expats over 50.

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