Although a relatively car-dependent city, most of the city centre of Belfast is reserved for pedestrians and is fairly compact. Visitors can tour it on foot in about one hour. Belfast Metro is the local bus service, and its Smartlink cards and Metro Day Tickets offer visitors good value, depending on the length of stay. The Metro includes a nightlink service, although connections between different suburbs can be poor. Taxis have colour-coded plates to enable visitors to recognise legitimate services, while London-style Black Taxis offer a less expensive alternative. Open-top bus tours, boat tours, and bicycle hire are also options.
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