Cardiff has a reliable and extensive bus service that usually operates between 5.30am and 11.30pm, with limited weekend and public holiday services. Fair zones are colour-coded, and exact change is required. Many discount passes are available. The train services are also dependable, and taxis are easily hailed or ordered by phone. Hiring a car in Cardiff is easy, with most companies requiring a licence in English with a photograph, or an International Drivers Permit. A minimum age requirement may apply. The city is relatively easy to negotiate, but parking is often a problem, as many spaces downtown are for permit-holders only. However, Cardiff is compact and easily explored on foot. It is also flat, making it well-suited to cycling. The Taff Trail for walking and cycling runs right through the city.
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