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

Taxis are fairly safe (no seatbelts, but no stories of kidnapping or anything of the sort) and fairly abundant. Uber and its Middle Eastern version, Careem, are available, safe and just a little more expensive than the extremely cheap taxis.

There is a tram downtown, but it doesn't run to the embassy or to much of the housing (yet). I would not suggest the local buses as they get extremely packed and don't always look very sturdy.

Inter-city trains are available, safe, and cheap - and sometimes particularly nice. - Oct 24, 2017

"Petit" taxis (metered) are cheap and plentiful in most parts of the city. "Grand" taxis travel set routes, and you just kind of pay what you want (I'm sure there's a pricing scheme, but I never figured it out. 10-20 dirham and a "Shukran!" seemed to do the tick.) Trains are cheap and mostly reliable. The tram in Rabat is very modern. I wouldn't use public buses... - Oct 23, 2017
Local taxis are cheap and there is an uber type option. - Aug 29, 2017
Blue taxis yes, but only if you have a good grasp of a local language! Trains are good between cities but not intercity. Avoid buses and white taxis always! - Jul 20, 2014
I don't know any expats who use buses. Some use trains for tourist trips; they are okay but not great. Taxis are old and dirty, but cheap. - Nov 17, 2011
Take blue taxis. Have change. Don't take White taxis. I hear the train is ok. - Nov 16, 2011
Yes to all. There is a new metro in Rabat also. - Sep 18, 2011
Yes. - Apr 8, 2010
Taxis and trains are safe. We are advised against taking buses. I take the petit taxi frequently with no difficulties. - Jun 3, 2008