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Buenos Aires - Transportation


Getting Around Buenos Aires

As the public transport system is good, don’t think of driving yourself. The local drivers are aggressive, impatient and reckless. Speed limits, road signs and traffic signals are often ignored and tailgating is common. Parking is difficult.


Public Transport

With an efficient underground system (Subte), a 24-hour bus service and 39,000 affordable taxis, this mega-city is easy to get around.

Subway
The underground system is the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere and in the Spanish-speaking world, having been opened in 1913. There are 74 stations along 52.3km of track. There are six subway lines named by letters A-E and H (no F or G!) which link to the metropolitan train network. A new north-south subway line is planned and existing lines are being extended to the outer neighbourhoods. By 2011 the track length will reach 89km. The subway is hot and crowded – so beware of being robbed – but is an efficient and easy way of getting around.

Single- or multi-ride magnetic cards (SubtePass) or Contactless cards (SubteCard) which can be recharged with cash or linked to a bank account for automatic debit, can be purchased at boleterías (ticket booths) in all Subte stations. To save time standing in queues, buy a 5- or 10-ride card. At some stations, the tracks separate the platforms, so be sure of your direction before passing through the turnstiles. Trains operate from around 05.00 to 22.00 Monday to Saturday, and 08.00 to 22.00 on Sundays. Service is frequent on weekdays, slower on weekends.

Buses
There are over 150 bus lines, known as Colectivos, each identified by a number and a different colour. On boarding the bus, tell the driver your destination and he will enter the amount on the ticket machine next to him into which you will insert coins only and which will issue a receipt. There are bus stops every two or three blocks and most buses operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you wish to alight, go towards the back of the bus and ring the bell on top of the back door. In 2009 a new electronic card was being implemented to eliminate coin usage (as coins are a scarce commodity) and the printing of receipts. It is operational on some Colectivo lines.

The ‘Diferencial’ bus service has fewer stops and is far more expensive (more like an express bus).

Commuter Rail Network
These suburban trains run from 04.00-01.00; they also connect the city with long distance rail to Rosario and Córdoba among other metropolitan areas. The main stations for local and long distance services are Plaza Constitucion, Retiro and Once de Septembre. There are seven lines:
Belgrano Norte Line
Belgrano Sur Line
Roca Line
San Martin Line
Sarmiento Line
Mitre Line
Línea Urquiza


Using Taxis in Buenos Aires

A fleet of 39,000 black taxis with yellow roofs on which there is a Radio Taxi sign ply the streets day and night. They can be flagged down on the streets (but will only stop if the passenger side is alongside the kerb) or they can be called for a pre-arranged pick-up. There is no extra charge for this service and locals consider it a safer alternative.

Equipped with meters, taxis are a relatively cheap and efficient way of getting around the city but taxi drivers are known for taking advantage of tourists. You may find you have taken a far longer journey than necessary!

Remises (Car Service)
Similar to taxis, these are private cars with no specific colours or signs. They cannot be flagged down on the streets. They are requested by telephone or in person at the remiserias or agencias de remise which are small offices or at storefronts throughout the city. The cost of the trip is pre-arranged so you will know exactly how much you will pay when you advise the driver of your destination. The remises are very safe, cheaper than taxis, and will always take the quickest route.


Getting Around Buenos Aires

In downtown Buenos Aires, the Argentines have created their very own vehicle, the colectivo, a micro bus, half the size of a standard city bus that provides a reliable and interesting way of getting around. Public transport is preferable to driving through the busy streets of Buenos Aires.





Hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

InterContinental

InterContinental

809 Moreno, 1070 Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, C1091AAQ, Argentina

Planning a visit to Buenos Aires - stay at the InterContinental Buenos Aires Hotel, located in the heart of the gaslight district of the Old Town, amid the Buenos Aires sprawling mix of the old and the new. Buenos Aires is a city whose identity lies in...




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Holiday Inn Express Puerto Madero, Argentina

Holiday Inn Express Puerto Madero, Argentina

Avenida Leandro N. Alem 770,Puerto Madero,BUENOS AIRES,ARGENTINA

Full Business centre - open 24 hours Holiday Inn Express - Puerto Madero offers 3 Meeting Rooms (different sizes). With excellent acoustics, very comfortable meeting rooms with capacity up to 40 people. Fully-equipped and available at economic prices. Please...




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Claridge Hotel

Claridge Hotel

Tucumn 535 Buenos Aires Argentina

Prestige, elegance, distinction and, above all, culture, define the iconic Eurostars Claridge. So much is this true that when you cross the threshold of the Eurostars Claridge and enter its emblematic lobby, you cannot be sure if you are in a Buenos Aires hotel or in a select, English gentlemen's club of long-standing tradition.




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Four Seasons

Four Seasons

Posadas 1086 88, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hotel Description: The La Mansion of the Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is a restored early 20th century French style mansion Adjacent to the main building and across a manicured garden. The main building was built in 1992. The hotel has one...




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Hilton

Hilton

351 Macacha Guemes, Buenos Aires, C1106 AKA, Argentina

Choose the Hilton Buenos Aires hotel for the largest congress facilities in the city and a lively harborside Puerto Madero location. Dine on Argentine cuisine at contemporary El Faro restaurant, work out at the Health Club and unwind in the outdoor pool. The hotel is... more
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Meli Recoleta Plaza Boutique Hotel

Meli Recoleta Plaza Boutique Hotel

1557 Calle Posadas, Buenos Aires, 1112ADA, Argentina

The beautiful Meli Buenos Aires Boutique Hotel is conveniently located in the modern Catalinas area, only a stone's throw away from the famous Florida Street and the Plaza San Martin. The hotel is also within close proximity to several popular attractions such as... more
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Park Elegance Unique Hotel (formerly Kempinski)

Park Elegance Unique Hotel (formerly Kempinski)

Av. Pueyrredn 1940 C1119ACP Buenos Aires Argentina

The Park Elegance Unique Hotel Buenos Aires is an ideal boutique hotel to stay at when travelling to the city of Buenos Aires. This Buenos Aires Hotel is conveniently located close to all major Buenos Aires attractions and business locations. In addition, the... more
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Sofitel Buenos Aires

Sofitel Buenos Aires

841-849 Arroyo, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, C1007AAB, Argentina

Beautiful Sofitel Buenos Aires Hotel is located in the historic Art Deco building of the 1920s. Situated close to the commercial district of Retiro and renovated recently improving on quality and comfort, Sofitel Buenos Aires Hotel is the ideal hotel in... more
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Marriott Plaza Hotel Buenos Aires

Marriott Plaza Hotel Buenos Aires

1005 Florida, Buenos Aires, C1005AAU, Argentina

Hotel Description: The Marriott Plaza Hotel Buenos Aires offers the latest in international five-star lodging standards. Located on the Plaza San Martin in the business and banking district of the city, the Plaza Hotel was designed along European... more
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Moreno Hotel Buenos Aires

Moreno Hotel Buenos Aires

Moreno 376,San Telmo,Buenos Aires ,Argentina ,

A well thought out fusion of daredevil design and commitment to modern comfort, Moreno captures the need of the global nomad: decidedly stylish, smart luxury, hip and entertaining combined with attentive service. more
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NH City

NH City

Bolivar, 160, C1066 Buenos Aires,

DescriptionLocationThe NH City Hotel is in the heart of the citys tourist, shopping and financial area. The hotel is conveniently located close to the Manzanas de las Luces and the citys landmark buildings: the Government House, City Hall,... more
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NH Crillon

NH Crillon

Avda. Santa Fe 796, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Park Chateau Unique Hotel

Park Chateau Unique Hotel

1253 Talcahuano, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, C1024AAT, Argentina

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Hotel Reino del Plata

Hotel Reino del Plata

Hipolito Yrigoyen 647 Buenos Aires Argentina

The Reino del Plata is a charming boutique hotel located in the centre of the Argentine capital, near the majority of the city's most well-known monuments and places of interest. It is an ideal starting point for discovering the magic of this enormous metropolis and the... more
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NH Florida

NH Florida

San Martin, 839, C1004AAQ Buenos Aires,

DescriptionLocationCompletely renovated, this hotel is next to Florida and Cordoba streets and a few metres from the famous Galerias Pacifico.ServicesRestaurant, cocktail bar, caf bar, business centre, facilities for... more
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NH Jousten

NH Jousten

Avda. Corrientes, 280, C1043AAP Buenos Aires,

DescriptionLocationAn unbeatable location right in the citys historic and shopping district. Next to the Central Post Office, the Plaza de Mayor, the Obelisk, the Colon Theatre, the Retiro railway station and the metro. The NH Jousten is only... more
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NH Latino

NH Latino

Suipacha, 309, C1008AAG Buenos Aires,

LocationThis newly built hotel in the heart of the financial district is just a short walk from Calle Florida and the best shopping malls.ServicesRestaurant, Caf bar, 1 Function room (from 10 to 50 people), Business centre, Facilities... more
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Howard Johnson Express Inn Belgrano Buenos Aires Ag

Howard Johnson Express Inn Belgrano Buenos Aires Ag

Vuelta De Obligado 2727, Monroe Ave / Vuelta De Obligado, Buenos Aires, 1428

Iron Cable TV Crib Refrigerator Restaurant On Request Continental Breakfast Interior Corridors Elevator Exercise Facility Seven Floors Lounge Microwave Modem... more
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Howard Johnson Hotel - Buenos Aires

Howard Johnson Hotel - Buenos Aires

Tucuman 857, Buenos Aires, C1049 AAQ

AM/FM Alarm Clock Bar/Lounge Business Center Coffee Maker in Room Concierge 24 hour Front Desk Free Parking Hairdryer in Room Mini Bar Modem Lines in Room Meeting/Banquet Facilities... more
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Howard Johnson Hotel - Buenos Aires

Howard Johnson Hotel - Buenos Aires

2241 Bartolome Mitre Street, Buenos Aires, 1039

President's Quality Excellence AwardFree American Buffet BreakfastSolariumExercise RoomIn-room coffee makerIn-room hairdryersBar and snack bar on-siteFinancial district and Shipping Port 1 mileRestaurant... more
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Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

Florida # 944, Buenos Aires, 1005

The Howard Johnson Plaza Florida is located along the dynamic and attractive Florida pedestrian street, near beautiful Plaza St. Martin. Just 35 minutes from Ministro Pistarini (International) Airport and ten minutes away from Jorge Newbery (Domestic) Airport.... more
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Ibis Buenos Aires

Ibis Buenos Aires

Hipolito Yrigoyen 1592, Capital Federal, 0 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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