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Buenos Aires | Urban and interurban transportation systems


Trains

The suburban trains connect the far flung areas to the heart of the city.
The tickets can be bought in every station, and the price varies by the length of the journey. A train ticket is the most economical option.
During rush hour (nine in the morning and between six and seven at night) the passengers travel like sardines. Trains are not recommended for tourists due to security reasons during rush hour.

Retiro (goes to the northern areas)
Pacífico (goes to the north eastern areas)
Once (goes to the western area)
Constitución (goes to the southern area) 
Federico Lacroze (goes to the central area)

Buses

There are more than 100 bus lines that function regularly and reach all areas of the city and the suburbs as well. They also function all night long, although less frequent.

Metro

The “subte” is the name of the underground transport in Buenos Aires. There are five lines that connect the various Carlos Gardel metro stationparts of the city, with a peculiar distribution: four of the lines run parallel, and only one line crosses the other, allowing for combinations. The A line runs from Plaza de Mayo to Primera Junta (in the neighbourhood of Caballito). The B line runs from Leandro N. Alem to Los Incas (in the neighbourhood of Villa Urquiza). The C line crosses all of the lines, stretching from Retiro to Constitución. The D line heads north, from Catedral (Cathedral) until Congreso de la Nación in the neighbourhood of Belgrano. The E line runs from Bolivar Stations to Plaza de los Virreyes. At this station you can make a connection to the Premetro which runs above ground from Intendente Saguier to General Savio.

Presently, they are realizing various projects to extend the lines and create new ones, which will extend service and make connections easier.

They operate between six in the morning until 10:30pm from Mondays to Fridays, with a frequency of three minutes, and between 8am to 10pm on weekends and holidays, with a frequency between six and eight minutes.

Taxis

This is the most secure form of transport, and even more so when a taxi is called by telephone (radio taxi), but taxis also travel the streets that are not representing any company, but are operated by their owners.

They are painted in black and yellow and the fares are metered. When the light in the left side of the taxi is lit up and red, this means that the taxi is free.

 


 

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