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Buses arround Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires: 33 reviews and 34 photos
Collectivos are buses. And busses are everywhere. There are 144 different lines in the Cap Fed. If you're travelling on a budget, or even if you aren't on a budget, buses are a great way to go. They run 24/7, though service at night is less frequent.
The fare for buses is 70-80 centavos depending on destination, which is less that 25cents US. They take coins only...NO BILLS!!! Tell the driver your fare and deposit it into the machine next to the driver and take your ticket.
The buses seem to run on just about every street, though learning the routes can be a little tricky. I was advised to buy a 'Guia Te", and though there was a lot of information, it wasn't very user friendly. My advice is to go any of the city sponsored tourist information booths scattered around town and ask them for a map. Tell them where you're staying and where you most like to go. They will draw the bus routes on the map, complete with pick-up transfer points. I as lucky enough to have one of the buses stop right in front of the apartment I was renting, which made transportation very convenient.
The only downside to the buses is at rush hour they can get quite crowded. And also bus drivers are a pretty impatient lot. Even if you are stopped at a red light, they'll often just lean on the horn for no apparent reason. I mean, there is nowhere to go, but I guess they just like making noise.
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