it probably is the easiest way to travel long distance, not just on Earth, but in the solar system.
I'd imagine that there are public transporter pads in cities, taking you wherever you want to go. So one could transport from Paris to London in literally the blink of an eye.
Paris to London? Hell, you could transport from Anchorage, Alaska to Pretoria, South Africa in the blink of an eye (or, rather, the 6 seconds that a transporter cycle takes).
Talk about jet lag!