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

Local public transport is not advised. Taxis are OK to use and pretty cheap. Outside of the airport, most drivers are good to use their meters. - Nov 29, 2017
Most taxis are safe and very affordable. Trains and buses are not recommended. - Nov 3, 2015
Trains and buses should be avoided. Taxis are generally safe and are best if you can find one reliable driver that you call. - Jul 29, 2013
Taxis are cheap. Make sure the driver uses the meter. I wouldn't recommend using the buses or trains. - Feb 3, 2012
Train network is limited. Long-distance buses and louages go everywhere, and are relatively cheap if there's just one or two of you. We had two kids, though, and there's no child discount. Because of that, it was sometimes cheaper (or just marginally more expensive) to rent a car. Safety is generally fine. The local yellow buses in Tunis get very crowded, making them an easy target for pickpockets. The danger was not such that I was ever scared to ride them (even if I was actually pick-pocketed once! It was my own stupid mistake). The green buses cost more, require that passengers be seated, and are thus safer. - Oct 28, 2011
Taxis are safe and cheap enough - it's about $5 to get from La Marsa to downtown (~15km). - Jul 11, 2010
Taxis: yes, and cheap, too. Buses - too crowded and not safe. I've never taken the train. - May 3, 2010
Taxis are plentiful and cheap and as safe as you could expect to be driving here in Tunis. The buses are not recommended because of unsafe conditions, and the train is fine although I haven't used it. - Jan 13, 2010