Transportation falls into one of three basic types; land (road, rail and pipelines), water (shipping), and air. Most common types of Transportation - Ships, Boats, Airplanes, Motorbikes, Three Wheelers, Buses and Trucks, Cars: The mode of transport that we use the most today is the personal vehicle of the car. Trains: The most common form of transport in the world has to be the train. From the road, railway, marine, and air transportation, the method that you select depend on a few factors. Industries that need to transport heavy products opt for railway transportation along with road and Maritime transportation. These methods have the ability to accommodate heavier products, making them the ideal choice over air transportation.