Vocabs: Types of Transport

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車 (くるま, kuruma) – car; vehicle

バス (basu) – bus

電車 (でんしゃ, densha) – train; electric train

地下鉄 (ちかてつ, chikatetsu) – underground train; subway

新幹線 (しんかんせん, shinkansen) – bullet train

自転車 (じてんしゃ, jitensha) – bicycle

一輪車 (いちりんしゃ, ichirinsha) – unicycle

三輪車 (さんりんしゃ, sanrinsha) – three wheeled vehicle (tricycle, motorcycle, etc.); three wheeler

トラック (torakku) – truck

バイク (baiku) – motorcycle; motorbike
Also called オートバイ (ootobai – from “auto-bike” in English), モーターサイクル (moutaasaikuru), or モーターバイク (moutaabaiku)

飛行機 (ひこうき, hikouki) – aeroplane; airplane; aircraft

ヘリ (heli) – helicopter
Sometimes also called ヘリコプター (helikoputaa)

熱気球 (ねつききゅう, netsukikyuu) – hot-air balloon

飛行船 (ひこうせん, hikousen) – airship; blimp

Definitions taken from jisho.org.

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