Buenos Aires Transportation Tips by mindcrime
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Manuel Tienda Leon bus
Buenos Aires has two airports.
1)Ezeiza(EZE) is the big one and serves the international flights. It’s located 35km SouthWest of the city and so have in mind you need some time to reach it. There’s no train connection with the city so your choices are:
a)The taxi ride takes 45’ from downtown(Retiro, San Telmo etc), a good choice if you know that usually the ride costs about 60pesos(12euros). Some taxi drivers have different opinion though :)
b)A remise taxi. Regular car with official license to work like a taxi. They work only with appointment and the price is fixed so you don’t have to worry about anything. I used one on my return to EZE and it was perfect. He came outside my place with a big new car, he picked me up and after 45’ we were at the airport. I gave the 55pesos. His name is Sandro, the phone is 4296-7184 and the mobile 15-5-708-2525. Just call one day in advance
c)a bus of Manuel Tienda Leon. They also have taxis but they are very expensive. The bus costs 38pesos and every 30’ it goes to their terminal near Retiro (in 45’). They have some leaflets with telephones if you want to book your return too. First we stopped at their terminal and then the people got inside other small vans that dropped us to our hotel(if it’s located in the center). They work 24h per day Terminal:Av.Madero 1299 esq.San Martin tel:4314-3636, 4315-5115 www.tiendaleon.com
d)a local bus. Ok, it’s only 1,5 peso but there will be not enough space for you luggage and of course its not as safe as a remise. What’s more It takes almost 90 minutes and sometimes 2 hours! If you’re really on budget choose this one but forget it if you have to catch a flight, too much risk…
e)you can rent a car at terminal A
2)Aeroparque(AEP) serves the domestic flights to many other cities of Argentina. It’s located inside the city so it’s not expensive to take a taxi (20pesos for downtown). Tiendaleon has also a bus (about 12pesos) that will take you to the center.
I used Lan Chile for my domestic flights (BsAs-Mendoza and Puerto Iguazu-BsAs) a good reliable company that flies from AEP. There’s no connection between the other cities so in any case you well fly to BsAs first. www.lan.com
The airport taxes at EZE aren’t include in your ticket so after the check in you have to go to another booth and pay the tax that is 18$, you can also pay in pesos. I saw many people looking for money just before their flight….
a local bus trapped in the traffic
Oh yes, Buenos Aires is a big city with millions of people and millions of cars. Sometimes the traffic is really grande, and the pollution everywhere!
The subway system is old but very useful and will probably take you everywhere. I used it many times. The only problem was the heat, every time I was inside the train I desperately wanted to go outside to breath the fresh air!
The buses are also a good option if you can oriented youself a bit. Most of the times I asked a local about the number of a bus telling him my destination. Then inside the bus I was asking several people and at least one could tell me where to stop! :) It costs only 1 peso. Keep always some spare chance because you just put the coin in the machine.
Don’t forget to walk! It’s the only way to feel a city, even a big one like BsAs. Do it during the day though because in the night it’s kind of risky.
The taxis are thousands here! just raise your hand and say your destination. Although there are some “smart” ones, you will find them reliable and cheap.
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