The centre of Sofia is easily accessible by public transport, which includes buses, trams and trolleybuses. Buses run from 5am until midnight and trams run until 1am. Single trip tickets can be purchased before boarding as well as on the vehicle and must be punched once aboard. Although it is possible to rent cars and drive yourself around in Bulgaria, it is not practical to travel into or around Sofia's city centre by car as parking spaces are limited and traffic can be a problem. Taxis are cheap and easily available. Tariffs are usually shown on the vehicle window; if they are not and there is no meter, be sure to negotiate a fare before setting off. Many tourist attractions in Sofia are close together and it is possible to walk while sightseeing; the city is generally safe but it is worth being aware of your possesions at all times as there are pickpockets in some of the popular tourist areas.
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