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Are local buses, trams, trains or taxis safe and affordable?

No trains exist. Buses are forbidden and unsafe. Taxis are pretty okay and about US$4-$6 for anywhere in town. - Aug 2, 2015
Taxis, yes, although they are not cheap. I don't know if buses are approved by RSO, but expats use them all the time. Albania is not on Eurorail. Most locals take a mini-bus called a furgone for long distance trips. - Aug 12, 2014
You can use local taxis. The dispatcher at the embassy can call a taxi for you. There are very few local trains, and they are in deplorable condition. Buses are all over the city, but none of the expats use them. - May 18, 2013
Not recommended. Don't use them because of pickpockets. - Dec 27, 2012
There are a few trustworthy taxis, but most will rip you off if you're not a local. We were advised not to take public transportation, but not forbidden to do so. - Oct 1, 2011
It has been recommended that Americans avoid using the buses and trains as they are overcrowded and can be a place for crime (pick pocketing). - Mar 31, 2008