Aires Transport - Don’t worry if you
don’t want to drive you don’t have to
because there is public transportation available.
There are several bus companies that work along the
whole country reaching several cities and interconnecting
them all. As long as buses are concerned, the fee
is related to the stations traveled and it must be
paid by coins in automatic machines. It is not necessary
to have exact change because the machines return money,
but it is necessary to have coins because the driver
does not change bills. The bus is also a very nice
way to see the city.
You can also get around by taxis. Within the City
of Buenos Aires there are 32.000 taxis. They
are painted yellow and black. Buenos Aires also has
a subway system. It was founded in 1913, and was the
first subway of Latin America. It is one of the quickest
ways of traveling in the city. This system currently
includes 80 stations and moves more than 250 million
passengers per year. The ticket fare is $ ,70 and
subway services operate from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM Monday
through Saturday and 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Sundays.
Tickets are purchased in the subway stations.
The Train is a good alternative
to get out of the metropolitan area. Lines going north
depart from Retiro station and lines headed south
leave from Constitución station. The Federico
Lacroze and Once stations are the starting points
for trains headed northwest and southeast respectively.
No matter which means of transportation you decide
to use during your visit be sure to take the necessary
precautions. Always stay in areas where there is adequate
lighting and stay where other people are too. Be cautious,
careful and safe so you can enjoy your trip to the
city of Buenos Aires to the fullest.