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Bandar Seri Begawan

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

Public transport is relatively nonexistent. There are buses, but they are not reliable. Taxis are available at the airport but otherwise need to be called. Private car services are available. - Aug 7, 2014
There is a local bus system that only costs US$1/trip on average but it is not reliable. Drivers will make random stops and often don't follow their route. Buses aren't maintained very well so often their speedometers don't work or have been tampered with. Taxis are safe but have to be called except at the airport where there's actually a taxi stand. They can be fairly expensive, though. My 10-15 minute trip from the airport is usually US$30-40 depending on the time of day. - Nov 6, 2013
No trains. Buses fine. Most people have their own car. Very limited taxi service. - Dec 29, 2008
Buses seem affordable and prevalent, safe too. Taxis are more expensive, but then again where is there to go that is not within walking distance of downtown? - Jan 2, 2008