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Transport in Buenos Aires

How to travel when you’re in Buenos Aires. Information about the trains, trams, buses and taxis.

 

How to transport yourself in Buenos Aires..

  • By Metro

Buenos Aires has a dense metro network, so you don’t need to stress about the timetables. The majority of the sights are within walking distance from the metro stations. You will swiftly find your way in the local area network. If you have a certain destination, visit a metro station, check which line goes there as well as exactly what the name of the terminus is. In the metro stations, the terminus is signposted. If you have to switch trains, it works the same.

Metro Timetable:
– Mon-Fri: 5am-23pm
– Sat-Sun: 5am-22pm

Metro lines are usually below the main avenues.

 

  • By train

Trains of a buenos company are from TBA . A ticket for any destination costs the same price. The one we most recommend is the Ferrocarril Mitre, with final destination Tigre. This train runs along the coast of Buenos Aires. Then you should change to “train the coast” which ends in Tigre.

 

  • By Bus

There are over 200 bus lines in Buenos Aires and each bus line has its very own map. This is actually making it hard to tell which bus takes you from A to B. If your hotel is a little more away from a metro station, ask at your hotel which bus you could take.

Both metro and routine buses stop driving at some point at night. There are actually lots of night buses in Buenos Aires that will take you back to your hotel all night long. The hours of operation of the regular buses are 06.00am to 23.00pm. But also, the services continue, but they come less often.

 

  • By Taxi

Taking a taxi is a really good choice instead of going by bus or even the metro, specifically during the night when the metros do not run any longer.

The taxis in Buenos Aires are black/yellow with a red light on top. When the red light is on, the taxi is free. There are over 34,000 taxis and 400 taxi stands in Barcelona. You can just banner down a taxi on the street. Within 50m from a taxi stand, a driver is not allowed to stop to pick up passengers. At a taxi stand, you won’t have the choice which taxi you would like to take unless you have unique requirements (e.g. if you need air conditioning, if you want to smoke, etc).

All the taxis in Buenos Aires must be paid with cash.
Be careful; always take a taxi from some “Radio taxi” company.

Taxi contact numbers:
Most famous company: “Radio Taxi Premium”: (+5411) 5238-0000
Special taxis for people with reduced mobility: “Radio Taxi Tiempo”: (+5411) 4854-3838

And always remember the taxi driver if they notify the luggage.

  • By Bike

Bicycles are actually a big and important part of Buenos Aires’s social transportation system. The Buenos Aires city council launched this bicycle renting system, named “ECOBICI” in 2014. Buenos Aires Eco-Bici city bike system is actually mostly used by locals of Buenos Aires due to the fact that this is actually meant as a social transport service for quick bicycle journeys of a maximum 30 minutes in duration.  Because of this it is definitely not ideal as a sightseeing and tour bike alternative therefore for visitors seeing Buenos Aires, we encourage leasing bikes at the numerous bike rental providers which lease bikes at more affordable hourly rates.

The service is free for tourists.

Annual subscription for Eco-Bici membership with unlimited bicing trips of 30 minutes are free. If the 30 minutes finish, you start to pay  over-time, that is going to be between $ 2 and $ 5

Operation times:
Sunday to Monday: Eco-Bici stands open all day.

During the night you the services people usually change and fix the bike, so be careful because that information doesn’t appear in the Eco-Bici application.