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HOW TO MOVE AROUND THE CITY OF BUENOS AIRES?

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If you don`t speak Spanish, you may find difficult to move around the city. Here you have some Spanish basics for commuting.

Means of transport:

If you need to take the subway, the train or the bus, you should know in Buenos Aires we call them “subte”, “tren” and “colectivo”.

To take the subway – “Tomar el subte”:

There are six subway lines: A, B, C, D, E y H.

In the subway, you can buy a card for one, two, or ten trips: “una tarjeta para un viaje”, “dos viajes”, “diez viajes”.

The cost per trip is, for the time being, $ 4,50 (around U$ 0,35).

To take the train – “Tomar el tren”:

There are five central stations: three in Retiro, one in Constitución, and one in Chacarita. One way trip within the city costs $ 4 (around U$ 0,25). If you buy a commuting card (SUBE), which costs $ 20 (around U$ 1,50), you will pay $ 2 (around U$ 0,15).

If you want to buy the ticket, you should say: “un boleto de tren”.

One way ticket: “ida”.

To go and return: “ida y vuelta”.

To certain direction: “A…” For instance, to Retiro: “a Retiro”; to Tigre: “a Tigre”.

To take the bus – “Tomar el colectivo”:

There is a central station in Retiro, where you can take buses to travel around the country.

There are lots of bus lines within the city. If you are going to stay long, we suggest you to buy a guide called “Guía T”.

The minimum fare is $ 3,50 (around U$ 0,25). If you do not buy the commuting card (SUBE), you will pay $ 7 (around U$ 0,50).

On the bus, you will find a machine to buy the tickets. You can pay with coins or with SUBE.

To take the ticket, you should tell the driver where you are getting off.

√ There are taxis and private taxis, called “remises”. For safety reasons, we suggest you to take always a “radio-taxi”.

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