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

I used a local taxi guy to get the airport. Public transport in general however is far from safe. Lots of deadly crashes especially on the cross-country highway. - Sep 30, 2017
Combibuses are very dangerous - particularly for other road users. Long distance buses are very dangerous due to no maintenance, long hours and over speeding on roads with huge potholes. - Jul 6, 2017
Affordable, yes. Safe, no. - Jul 5, 2017
Public transport consists of minibus shared taxis (kombis) - overcrowded and probably not that safe, but cheap and essential for feeling like a local. Taxis are good - no meters, fares around US$1 per km but negotiable. Get recommendations for 3-4 good taxi drivers and call them direct on the cell phones. They will give you better rats in return for your loyalty. - Apr 16, 2016
Trains and buses are not recommended. They are crowded and the drivers dangerous. Taxis I use quite often, but one should not hail them on the street. The ones from the major hotels are safe, almost always with seat belts. I maintain a list of trusted taxis on my cell phone. U.S. prices. - Dec 8, 2013
No local transportation is safe. Avoid combi's, take taxis at your own risk. - Jul 29, 2013
There are taxis in town, but they're few and far between. You need your own wheels. Couples need two cars. - Jun 21, 2009
Not safe. - Dec 5, 2008
Affordable yes, safe no! - Sep 26, 2008