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Finding out what bus to take in Managua can be difficult, because of the anarchic road naming system. But public transport is very cheap and if you plan to be in the city for a while you should try to get the hang of it. One of the most useful buses for tourists is the 110 which connects markets Israel Lewites, Roberto Huembes and Ivan Montenegro. Tickets cost around 2C.
Travel from Mercado Ivan Montenegro do Bluefields. Tickets cost 140. Buses leave at 11 am every day and at 8pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Just turn up at the station to buy your ticket or if you want to play it safe, buy your ticket a day in advance. It might be a good idea to bring a bottle of water with you as bus trips can be dusty and hot. There is a stop to eat on the way. Choose carefully because roadside diners are not always as clean as they should be.
Because many Costa Ricans do not have cars, public transport is efficient and inexpensive, although it is not particularly fast. "Tracopa" buses to Heredia leave every ten minutes from 5am until 15 minutes past midnight, and then every half hour until four in the morning. The trip takes 25 minutes and can be hot - bring some bottled water with you. You will see some great views on the way, so try to grab a window seat.
Council-endorsed taxis are blue and white, and can be hailed in the street. Other "private hire" taxis can only be booked in advance. There are three taxi ranks in the centre of town: one outside Waitrose on Western Road, one on East Street, in the Lanes, and one on the way to the station on Queens Road. Most journeys around the centre of town will cost £3-£4. Main companies include: Brighton and Hove Radio Cabs: +44 (0)1273 20 4060. Carcabs:+44 (0)1273 41 4141.
Stagecoach is one of the most prominent bus operators in United Kingdom and provides the major bus service in Manchester and surrounding areas. Covering the vast majority of routes around the city, as well as running a number of services out of Manchester to outlying towns, they can be boarded at most stops or at main Manchester bus stations and termini. For bus timing, you can refer to their website.
The city buses, run by First Cymru, provide an efficient and inexpensive means of travel. First Cymru also serve destinations in South Wales along with Stagecoach Red & White. Long distance journeys are served by National Express. All three bus companies use the Quadrant Bus Station.
National services go to and from most Scottish cities and major towns, but those wishing to travel further south will often have to get a connection in either Glasgow or Edinburgh. Services within Scotland are mainly run by Scottish Citylink, National Express provides services to other UK destinations. Coaches from all companies can be boarded at Guild Street Bus Station, where you can also buy and book tickets. Regional networks cover Central Aberdeen and most of the suburbs. Operators include Bluebird Buses and First Aberdeen. Any of these buses can be boarded from designated on street stops, which are clearly signposted. There are bus stops dotted around the city, and almost all routes can be boarded on Union Street. Services operate on a pay as you board basis, but you can buy a prepaid 'Farecard'.
The main train station is Guild Street Railway Station, which is conveniently located beside the bus station. There are regular departures to most major Scottish towns and cities, although you will have to change at Glasgow or Edinburgh to reach many destinations in England or Wales.