Acquire SUBE card
To move around the city with any means of transport you only need a SUBE card.
How is it obtained? You can buy a SUBE card through the Internet, at one of the SUBE obtaining centers or at the City's Tourist Service Centers (identity document or passport must be presented). Then the card with the personal data must be registered on the Internet and loaded with money through home banking, at ATMs, at authorized charging points, such as subway stations, SUBE automatic terminals or at various kiosks or Quiniela / prode de the city.
Subway: the fastest and most efficient way
The subway is the fastest and easiest way to get to your destination in Buenos Aires. The six lines are connected to the main avenues and train and bus stations, and converge in the downtown area of the city, the main hotel zone and tourist attractions.
The service runs regularly from Monday to Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 00 p.m. and Sundays and holidays from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., depending on the line you want to take and the time of day .
Bus: available 24 hours a day
The colectivo (omnibus or urban bus) is a fast and inexpensive variant (the value of the ticket depends on the distance traveled) to move around Buenos Aires. It is the means of transport most used by its inhabitants, since in all neighborhoods there is always a bus stop nearby. There are more than 180 lines that run through the different parts of the City and connect it with the neighboring towns of Greater Buenos Aires. The service runs regularly throughout the day, although after 23 hours the frequency is reduced. Depending on the line you want to take (and the time of day), the frequencies can vary between 2 minutes and 40 minutes.
Train: the most convenient way to get in and out of the City
The suburban rail network is a good alternative to travel to the neighborhoods farthest from the center of the City or to get to know tourist areas that are outside its radius (such as, for example, the Tigre and the Delta). The service is inexpensive and is purchased at the different stations with tickets, coins or SUBE card. Depending on the area to which one wants to travel, there are different head stations located in different neighborhoods of the city.
A city with free bikes
The City Government launched its own bicycle program as public transportation. The service, which is part of the “EcoBici” program (download the EcoBici App) and which will allow you to use its many bike paths, is free and very easy to use. You just have to register on the web and look for a bike at the nearest station. On weekdays it is necessary to renew your use of the bicycle every hour and on weekends and holidays, every other.
Taxis and remises to travel with comfort
Taxis in Buenos Aires can be hailed directly on the street (they can also be requested by phone). The number of taxis that circulate in the City is very large (they are easily recognized by their black and yellow colors), so the wait does not generally require more than a few minutes. Radio taxis (equipped with radio systems) are considered safer. The rate is made up of an initial price (which is known as "flag lowering") and an additional price for distance and time. It is one of the most expensive transportation services.
There is the alternative of requesting a remis from an agency by phone: it is a car service with a driver with some characteristics similar to a taxi, although their vehicles do not have any special color that identifies them. The price of the trip depends on the distance to be traveled and is agreed with the agency before starting it.
Tip: Download BA Taxi to be able to pay by credit card, estimate the rate and duration of the trip, rate the service to improve it and much more.
Rent a car and travel for the day
In Buenos Aires there are numerous car rental agencies without a driver, many of them belonging to international companies. To rent a car you need to be over 21 years old, have a valid driver's license with two years old and a credit card with enough space to cover the rent and the guarantee.