Tunis - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Taxis are generally safe. Trams are fairly safe. I would not take a bus. - May 2020

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 2017

Most taxis are safe and very affordable. Trains and buses are not recommended. - Nov 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 2013

Taxis are cheap. Make sure the driver uses the meter. I wouldn't recommend using the buses or trains. - Feb 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 2011

Taxis are safe and cheap enough - it's about $5 to get from La Marsa to downtown (~15km). - Jul 2010

Taxis: yes, and cheap, too. Buses - too crowded and not safe. I've never taken the train. - May 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 2010

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