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

Not organized, and while I would not fear for my safety if I got on one I would fear for where I might end up as opposed to my desired destination. - Oct 2017

Yes, they are both. But they are crowded, and it isn't very easy to understand their routes. - Jan 2016

Not really. You can't count on public transportation at all. Taxis are available and range from very cheap (the Almendrones, old American cars from the 40s and 50s that run set routes and pick up multiple fares) to pretty expensive (any taxi contracted from a tourist spot). The U.S. interests section runs shuttles to and from work for employees that don't want to drive. For nearly everything else, you need to drive, unless you live in Miramar. - May 2014

No trains in town, mostly sporadic and relatively unreliable buses- pick pocketing an issue. Taxis outside hotels are reliable and affordable but good luck hailing one on the street or calling one. - Aug 2013

Taxis are affordable and plentiful. Call service is not reliable, especially at night, and cab conditions vary. - Jul 2011

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