Learn these first phrasal verbs using GET when used with TRANSPORT.
There are 4 main verbs which are used for different types of transport.
GET ON: We get on large vehicles like buses, boats, trains, planes. But we also get on horses and bicycles!
GET OFF: This is the opposite of the verb to get on. We get off buses, boats, trains, planes, horses and bicycles!
GET INTO: We get into small vehicles like cars and taxis.
GET OUT OF: This is the opposite of get into. So we get out of taxis & cars.
BE ON / IN: Use the verb to be when you want to talk about your position. The verbs above are used for movement. For example: I was on the bus for half an hour before it left the station. / I was in the car with two friends when the policeman knocked on the window.
GO BY: Use go by to mean the method of transport that you use. For example: I go to work by bike. He travelled to Germany by train. Remember the exceptions we say we go by walk or go on foot. In English you cannot go by foot.