Managua Transport


The public transport system in Managua consists of buses, taxis and cycle taxis. Urban buses tend to be old and poorly maintained, although the city's network is fairly extensive. Buses display their route number, and a list of routes is posted on the sign for the bus stop. Information can be scarce and asking locals for assistance is recommended. Interurban buses can be found at terminals in the city. There are two main kinds of buses. Ordinarios are larger buses with lower fares and longer travel times, while espresos are smaller, more comfortable buses that travel faster but charge more. International buses are operated by Transnica and Ticabus. Taxis are the fastest means of transport in the city and are widely available. Taxis generally do not have metres and negotiating a fare is important, especially since they tend to try and overcharge tourists. The city's address system can be complicated for foreigners, since locals use a system of navigation based on landmarks.

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