Public Transport in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires City in Argentina has a good, modern public transport system. The network consists of subway and bus lines. While it may get crowded during rush hour, it is still the best way to reach many tourist attractions in the city. It uses a grid system that can easily be followed by tourists using a map.
The subway is called the subte, which is short for "subterráneo" or underground. This system does not include the commuter train that serves the outskirts of the city. Reusable tickets can be bought and loaded with additional credits. There are also one-way tickets for single trips. The city also has a card called SUBE that can be used to pay for trips on the metro and buses. The subte is connected to another train system called the premetro, which serves areas that are rarely visited by tourists.
Buses in the city are called colectivos with fixed fares at 5.75 pesos. The lines are served 24/7 but gets less busy at night. The lines can be distinguished according to color. A small book is available that contains maps, addresses and bus listings to help visitors navigate the bus lines. This can be bought at the metro or in stalls around the city.
Traffic can get quite bad, but taxis in Buenos Aires are relatively cheap and safe. However, drivers sometimes do not use the meter and would charge an expensive fare. Hotels and restaurants can also call a taxi company for their guests.