Rabat is a relatively small city so getting around is fairly straightforward and journeys are never long. The easiest way to get around is by using the blue 'petit' taxis, which are clearly visible throughout Rabat. Tourists are advised to ensure that the meters are used properly to avoid being overcharged. Travelling by bus is also a cheap and convenient way to get around Rabat, and provides a great opportunity to interact with local Moroccans. Buses in Rabat vary in quality and travellers should be aware of their belongings as pickpockets are known to operate on busy services. There is also a tram line which runs between Rabat and its twin city of Salé. Trams run between about 6am and 11pm daily and services operate roughly every 10 minutes during the week. Those who prefer to explore Morocco's capital city at a more leisurely pace will find that most of Rabat's major attractions are accessible on foot. Car hire is available in the city, but foreigners are advised that driving can be stressful due to chaotic traffic, a general disregard for rules, and a high accident rate.
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