• Posted:Tuesday, March 2, 2010
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Public transport in Hamburg is good
Travelling around the world on a budget means that jet setters are more often than not reliant upon public transport to get about. Unless they're incredibly well heeled and can afford to rent a car for the entire duration of their stay, that is. Generally speaking, trains, trams and buses are every holidaymaker's friends, particularly for those who are staying in or plan to stay in hostels in Hamburg, as the public transport system in the city has been applauded for being good.

This is according to a new study conducted by EuroTest, a collective of automobile clubs across 15 countries. The organisation rated different nations' transportation networks, taking into consideration travel time, ease of transfer, information, operating hours, cost and access to bike and car parks.

Hamburg itself was awarded 'good' status, joining the likes of Cologne, Rome, Vienna, Copenhagen, Prague (although Tribune Media Services' Rick Steves recently warned travellers about using taxis here, as rogue drivers often try to con tourists), Barcelona and Helsinki. So there you have it - if you're considering going off on holiday and only have very limited means, heading to Hamburg could mean that you get to see as much of the city as you can on a budget. Yippee!

However, more could be done worldwide to cater for the needs of disabled people. It was also seen that, out of all 23 cities looked at, just a third of public transport stops had accommodation for the blind, with a fifth providing wheelchair access.

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