Things you get on: train, plane, bus, boat
When talking about commercial or public transportation, such as a train or plane, use the preposition.
The passengers are on the plane.
We need to get on this bus.
Manuel is waiting for us on the boat.
Things you get in: taxi, car, truck
When it comes to personal modes of transportation, such as a taxi or a car, use the preposition in.
She got in the taxi.
I am already in the car.
The boxes are loaded in the van.
As a general rule, you can choose a preposition based on the public/private modes of transportation, but (as any English learner knows) there are exceptions to every rule! Are there other prepositions that you struggle with? Share