Luxembourg has become the first country to offer free public transport to all. Since March 1st, 2020, the small nation has been fare-free. According to CNN, by making mass transit free the country hopes to lower the number of cars on the road. And as an added benefit, Luxembourg will also be getting cleaner air, and travelers will be getting a cheap and easy way to get around the country.
Trains, trams, and busses throughout the nation have been running free of charge, and Luxembourg City’s official website even offers you tips, maps, and advice on getting around town when visiting.
While Luxembourg is the first country to implement fare-free transit, numerous cities around the world have implemented similar programs. Kansas City, MO, and Olympia, WA are two cities in the US that offer free transit, while Dunkirk, France, and Tallinn, Estonia, are notable European examples. On top of these larger cities, numerous small towns around America and Europe offer free transport, and a full list can be found here.