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. Despite this, transport 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. Taxis are usually the most convenient means of transport in the city and are widely available. Taxis generally do not have meters and negotiating a fare before setting off is important, especially since they tend to try and overcharge tourists.
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