Getting around

Buenos Aires is the epicenter of everything that happens in Argentina. Millions of people every day circulate the streets and avenues in cars, buses, trains, undergrounds, or simply walk. Peak times are usually chaotic as any other major city in the world, but in general, Buenos Aires is a beautiful city to discover on the move, feeling the rhythm of its people.

Undergrounds

In Buenos Aires there are six lines of "subtes" -as porteños call-. Each line has a letter and a color that distinguishes them as well as their own hours of operation. Overall they circulate from 6 am until 10 pm, without interruption. All lines culminate in the center of the city and are the quickest and easiest way to get around.

To use the underground you must buy the passes the box office, the passes are called "subtepass". Each subtepass runs 5 pesos and is valid for any line and combination. You can also pay with SUBE card, in this case the value of the ticket is 4.50 pesos, with the possibility of reducing the price to go with use (from 20 trips per month).

Horarios y frecuencias de subtes > CLICK AQUI

Buses

There are 140 bus lines that connect much of the city and its surroundings. Routes are varied, even within the same bus line. The experience can be attractive through suggested ways and with clear indications. But except in very special cases, bus transport is not the best option to get around.

Ticket price varies according to distance, starting in 3 Argentine pesos. You can pay with coins in the ticket machine inside the bus, or with SUBTE card

Taxis

Buenos Aires taxis are everywhere, impossible not to see them with their characteristic colors: black and yellow. They are the most comfortable option to travel and they work 24 hours. All taxis use the meter to calculate the rate, which varies by day or night. The rate starts at 16.90 pesos and the value of the chip is 1.43 pesos (after 10 at night until 6 am costs 20 percent more).

The taximeter indicates the price in Argentine pesos and, in most cases, you can only pay cash.

Bicycles

In recent years, Buenos Aires has become a super friendly city for cycling. More than 140 kilometers of bicycle paths to cycle through the main streets and avenues of the city were built. Even there is a public transport system that allows bicycle rent for free and in an easy way, you just need to register in the system, you can do so by clicking here: online. The full map of bike paths can be found here.

Trains

Buenos Aires has two major train terminals in Argentina: Retiro y Constitución, from where they leave pathways across the country.

For visitors, the train is a fast and scenic way to explore some few sights that are far from the city as Tigre, San Isidro and Olivos. In this case, the branch is indicated which will leave from Retiro and Tigre.

The ticket costs 2 pesos and can be paid in cash or with SUBTE card.

* TRAVEL TIP * All you need to know about SUBE card

Buenos Aires has a card that works like e-ticket for all public transport: the SUBE card. In most cases paying with SUBE card has a preferential rate that makes travels more economic, plus it has other benefits.

SUBE card is purchased at participating kiosks of the city and is priced at 20 pesos. It can be loaded with money in the same kiosk where you buy or also in all underground stations. It can be used by more than one person in undergrounds, buses and trains in the city.

> More information about the card and how to get it.
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