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

You can take yassir, a local uber-like service (except you pay in cash). You can take the metro or light rail if you want the experience, but for most expats it's not very practical. - Sep 2019


Only approved taxi is the Yassir company - Mar 2019


Affordable, yes. Safe: the metro is (it just goes in a line along downtown tourist points of interest.) the rest look dodgy (off limits to us) and in taxis, it's not 'full/occupied' unless it's actually got no more room, so a person taking it could suddenly get company. - Sep 2016


Don't take the bus. There are a handful of RSO approved taxis, but all taxis are ride-share things. There is a metro but is away from the Embassy area and only goes a short distance. - Jun 2016


We're not allowed to take buses and only a few pre-approved taxis. We can use the metro, but it's only one line, you can't access it from where we live, and most of the places it goes are uninteresting. It only has a few stops in the downtown area, and those are so close together you don't really need to use it. - Mar 2014


The embassy has 5 approved taxis, buses are not authorized. - Oct 2013


I have no experience here. - Dec 2011


Not sure if they are safe, but they would be affordable. We had our own drivers at all times for security reasons. - Sep 2008


Taxis are affordable. - May 2008


We are not permitted to use public transport. - Mar 2008


We aren't allowed to use them. - Mar 2008


DOS personnel are not permitted to use these. - Feb 2008


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