There a number of ways to get around Tallinn and the city has a fairly extensive public transport network, made up of a system of 64 bus lines, four tram lines and seven trolley bus lines. The bus network is the backbone of Tallinn's transport network and buses can be used to get virtually anywhere in the city. Generally, bus services run between 5.30am and midnight. The tram network only covers the central area of the city. Trolley buses connect western areas of Tallinn to the city centre. Those who want to travel in comfort can use taxis which are readily available in the city centre. However, it is best to ask at one's hotel for a recommended taxi operator as scams on unsuspecting foreigners are common in the city.
Those with an international driving licence have the option of hiring a car in Tallinn. A number of car hire companies have offices at the airport or in the city centre. However, the city does experience a high volume of traffic and foreigners will find road rules and the local driving style quite confusing. Signposts are not always clear, so it is best to use a satellite navigation system to navigate one's way around Tallinn. There are plenty of parking lots in downtown Tallinn, and streetside parking is provided but must be paid for in advance on curbside machines.
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