Or is European* public transport insanely cheap. Today I had a day off and went from my hotel door in Bratislava into town and then on to Vienna on a shiny new catamaran then bought a 24hr All Vienna pass, a return rail ticket back to Bratislava (cheaper than a single) and a bus back to my hotel. Everything from the tram here to the bus back was exactly on time, clean and comfortable. The total cost, door to door as near as I can work it - 40 Euro. Now, that is a bargain. * Excluding UK because public transport there is stupidly expensive. For example a round trip, 1st class full fare ticket from London to Liverpool (2h 20 min and 220 miles) is......£320 or approx 500 Euro/$600!! By way of contrast I brought a 1st class ticket last week from Budapest to Bratislava, approx same distance and time - return for approx 28 Euro! I've been on public transport in many many countries but usually as a transient visitor so it's hard to get a real feel for it on a day to day basis and not much in Europe. So today has prompted me to ask, how good is it and what does public transport cost in LPSG 'lands'...?