The city has a good public transportation system. The subway, bus and taxi fares are considerably cheaper compared to other capitals. We recommend you buy a so-called SUBE card. This magnetic card offers cheaper fares and after an initial cost can be recharged with the amount of money you want at any subway station.
- Subway: Five lines connect the city, all of them are safe and fast. Service is punctual and trains run from early morning until 10.30 in the evening.
- Buses (collectivos): There are more than 400 bus lines in Buenos Aires. They cover most of the city and run frequently. Please keep in mind that Argentinean people respect strictly when people arrive at the bus stops. Make sure that you join the queue and accept that older people or people with little children are to get on the bus first.
- Taxis: Taxis are black and yellow and have standard metered fares. By international standards taxis are extremely cheap. Always make sure that the taxi is a “radio taxi”, indicated by the sign on the roof. Preferably call one of these taxis by phone (they arrive within 5 minutes). Taxis usually do not give return money for more than 20 Pesos. Make sure to have some smaller bills at hand.
To find out how to get from point A to point B in Buenos Aires the interactive map offers you a very useful platform.