Hotels.com shares top picks in honour of the 60th anniversary of Canada's first subway
TORONTO, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - There's no traffic underground and getting around is affordable, so obviously subways are a popular choice for transportation - whether in your hometown or while visiting a new city. With Canada having just celebrated the 60th anniversary of its first subway line (in Toronto), the travel experts at Hotels.com™ are sharing their top subway picks for travellers around the world.
Some of the most well-known subway systems globally have been paired with average nightly hotel prices that Canadian travellers paid in each city in 2013 from the latest Hotels.com™ Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) to help globe-trotters plan their vacation budgets even further.
Top 10 Subways to Experience:
1. Toronto Subway, Toronto
- Canada's first completed subway line was built under Yonge Street in Toronto and caters to the directionally challenged with easy to navigate routes across the downtown core. Plus some even have free Wi-Fi! HPI average price paid in 2013 in Toronto: $148
2. The London Underground, London
- Also known as the London Tube, this is the world's oldest metro system and opened in 1863. The Tube is a complex system that stretches across the entire city and even to Heathrow airport - perfect for overseas visitors. HPI average price paid in 2013 in London: $223
3. The New York City Subway, New York
- This is the largest subway by number of stations, with 468 in total. A transit-friendly city, lines operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so who needs a car? HPI average price paid in 2013 in New York: $271
4. The Paris Metro, Paris
- The Paris Metro has many stops close to one another - perfect for travellers who prefer not to explore on foot. An interesting feature is the manual metro doors which are rare considering today's modern technology. HPI average price paid in 2013 in Paris: $215
5. Tokyo Metro, Tokyo
- The Tokyo Metro is known to be very fast, punctual and convenient. It also features a degree of gender separation offering special trains reserved for women only. HPI average price paid in 2013 in Tokyo: $146
6. The Moscow Metro, Moscow
- The Moscow Metro makes travelling beautiful. One of the trains, the Aquarelle Train, treats riders to replicas of famous art pieces so they feel like they're in a museum . HPI average price paid in 2013 in Moscow: $212
7. Dubaï Metro Station (UAE), Dubaï
- Dubai is known for being over-the-top and its metro does not disappoint. The stations are a tourist attraction featuring heritage and modern decor combining nature's four elements. HPI average price paid in 2013 in Dubai: $206
8. The Stockholm Metro, Stockholm
- If you're looking for a true ''underground'' feeling, venture down this metro. Some of the deep metro stations have been cut in solid rock. You'll also find a lot of artwork, and according to Visit Stockholm, the Stockholm Metro is the longest Art Gallery in the world. HPI average price paid in 2013 in Stockholm: $205
9. The Seoul Metropolitan Subway, Seoul
- If you're looking for the comforts of home, you'll love the Seoul Metro, which features cell phone service, Wi-Fi and TVs. Plus, with heated seats in the winter, it's unlikely you'll want to get behind the wheel again. HPI average price paid in 2013 in Seoul: $137
10. The Mass Transit Railway, Hong Kong
- With all the ringing cell phones, you won't feel like you're underground in this subway as it's got 3G cell phone service! This may be a huge subway, but it's efficient and easy to navigate. HPI average price paid in 2013 in Hong Kong: $166
With all the modern perks of these subway systems in many of the most popular international cities for Canadians, you'll wonder why you ever opted to drive your own car. While on-the-go, check out the Hotels.com mobile app to help you locate the perfect nearby hotel with last-minute deals.
About the HPI
The HPI is based on bookings made on Hotels.com sites and prices shown are those actually paid by customers per room per night (excluding taxes and fees), rather than advertised rates. More than 150,000 properties around the world make up the sample set of hotels from which prices are taken. To access the full report, including detailed maps, colorful photos and a city-by-city breakdown, please visit: www.hotel-price-index.com/2014/spring/ca.
About Hotels.com (http://www.hotels.com)
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