Canberra - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Yes and yes. We used taxis, ubers, buses and trains - all lovely, clean and affordable (though not cheap - just "Australia" affordable). - Aug 2020

All are safe, all are expensive. The train only goes to Sydney. - May 2012

Safe, but not always convenient. Local public transport leaves a lot to be desired. Taxis are prohibitively expensive. Buses and trains to Sydney and Melbourne are great. - May 2011

Yes, but not cheap. - Dec 2010

Safe yes, but not convenient--some neighboorhoods don't even have bus service. This is a hard city to be in without a car. - Nov 2010

Trains are the best way to get between major cities. They are very cheap, comfortable and reliable. - Apr 2010

Public transportation is widely available, but you still need to have car here -- especially if you have little ones. Shopping areas and housing are far apart. - Oct 2009

Taxis are expensive and often not reliable. No trains and bus system is fine if it goes to your neighborhood. - Apr 2009

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