The Most Travel Friendly Cities in Europe

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  • Lisbon’s airport transfers are the cheapest, costing only £5.25.
  • Amsterdam is the most expensive city – to reach Amsterdam Airport Schiphol there and or back costs a shocking £47.13.
  • Costing £45.87 to reach Heathrow, London has the second most expensive taxi fare.
  • Stockholm has the third most expensive taxi services, costing £45.07.

There is a lot to consider when planning your perfect city getaway: the accommodation, sightseeing, activities and more.

A close up of a map Description automatically generated But what remains vital to the smooth-running of a holiday, which many of us seem to overlook, is the airport transfer. Travelling to your hotel in an unknown city can be daunting, not to mention expensive.

To clear the air of uncertainty, airport transfers company has investigated the most travel friendly cities in Europe.

Analysing data provided by, the average price to travel from the city centre to the main airport (or vice versa) for 14 European capital cities has been calculated, taking into consideration price per mile, base fares, and distance*.

Which cities are the cheapest?

For the cheapest airport transfer, results show that Lisbon is the place to be – for a 3.4-mile journey from the city’s airport to centre will cost travellers a mere £5.25.

In second place is Ankara – Turkey’s capital will set you back only £11.98 for a 16.5-mile journey.

Meanwhile, the remaining top countries for cheap travel are as follows:

Madrid (£16.74), Berlin (£18.20), Prague (£19.30), Vienna (£21.49) and Athens (£23.96).

Which cities are the most expensive?

Taxi2Airport can reveal that, at a whopping £47.13 (12.9-mile journey), Amsterdam tops the table as the most expensive capital city to reach, from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

The next most expensive city is, less surprisingly, London at £45.87 for 15.9 miles – to or from London Heathrow.

In third place is Stockholm. The city’s low fares of £1.65 per mile (and £3.82 base fee) are unfortunately cancelled out by the distance required to reach its airport, Stockholm Arlanda Airport (25 miles) – as such, the overall total becomes £45.97.

Finally, the remaining expensive cities are: Bern (£39.56), Paris (£38.72), Rome (£32.48) and Brussels (£24.36).

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