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02/11/2014

CIEE ALCALÁ DE HENARES-SPRING 2014- ASHLEY HUBER (UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI-OHIO): PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN ALCALÁ.

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Airport Bus

            In Alcalá, there are plenty of options to get to and from every place you could want to go. This may be one of my favorite things about Europe in general: The public transportation is always great, no matter where you go. This is something I think the US lacks, except in major cities. I know that where I'm from, little old Harrison, Ohio, there is absolutely no options to get around unless you own a car.

 

Train

            My most frequent use of transportation is the Alcalá bus system, which easily takes me from my house to the University, in less than 15 minutes. It is always completely reliable and efficient. At first, the price sounded like a lot of money to spend on a bus, but then I thought about how much I spent in gas at home! The bus pass also allows me to use almost every other type of transportation, as well. For example, the train into Madrid, which is extremely useful. Also, the metro in Madrid. I'm going to be honest, I really hate subways, and I don't always understand them, but they can get me from one place to another, so I use it anyway. There are also buses from Alcalá to the airport, which I plan on using frequently.

Train Station!

            The only transportation not included in my pass are taxis, which, unfortunately, I have to use a lot, and are not cheap when by yourself. However, they are the most efficient way to get where you need to go, and they are necessary when the buses aren't running.

  Taxi

 

 

 

En Alcalá, hay un montón de opciones para llegar y salir de cada lugar que puedas desear ir. Esta es posiblemente mi cosa favorita sobre Europa en general: el transporte público es siempre estupendo, no importa a dónde vayas. Esto es algo que le falta a los EE.UU., excepto en ciudades grandes, en mi opinión. Yo sé que de donde soy, Poco Viejo Harrison de Ohio, absolutamente no hay opciones de llegar a lugares a menos que tengas un coche.

B3 sin datos

            Mi uso del transporte más frecuente es el sistema de autobuses en Alcalá, que fácilmente me lleva de mi casa a la universidad, en menos de 15 minutos. Es siempre seguro y eficiente. Al principio, el precio sonaba como una cantidad de dinero, pero entonces, pensaba sobre cuánto gasto en gasolina en los EE.UU. La tarjeta de autobús también me permite usar casi todos los otros tipos de transporte. Por ejemplo, el tren de Alcalá a Madrid, que es extremadamente útil. También, el metro en Madrid. Voy a ser honesta, odio el metro mucho, y no lo entiendo siempre, pero puede llevarme de un lugar a otro, así que lo uso de  todos modos. También hay buses de Alcalá al aeropuerto, que planeo usar frecuentemente.

Atocha renfe

            El único medio de transporte no incluido en mi tarjeta son los taxis, que, desafortunadamente, debo utilizar mucho, y no son baratos. Sin embargo, son la manera más eficiente  de llegar adonde se necesita ir, y son necesarios cuando los buses no están trabajando.

Metro 2

 

Trenes

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