The best way to get around Minsk is on the fast, efficient and extremely clean Metro system. It does tend to be very crowded however. To access places not served by the Metro there is a good system of trams, buses and trolley buses, which run from 5.30am to after midnight every day. It is wise to avoid peak hours. Taxis tend to be expensive, and should be booked by telephone from reliable, official operators. Taxis flagged in the street tend to be private and may rip off unsuspecting visitors. State taxis are yellow, and are metered. Ensure meters are turned on when departing. Drivers prefer to negotiate fares before you board.
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