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Buenos Aires getting around

There are loads of options for getting around Buenos Aires, and if you want to travel beyond the city there’s an extensive train network to get you there. That said, one of the greatest delights of exploring Buenos Aires is getting to know the neighbourhoods, or barrios, on foot. Areas like San Telmo, Palermo Viejo and Soho, Recoleta, Balvanera and the microcentro (central downtown) are entirely walkable, and will often surprise and delight you with cosy bars or cafes you just stumble across. From a metro to abundant taxis, Buenos Aires transport is a breeze.

Buenos Aires taxis and rideshare

Licensed black and yellow taxis are abundant in Buenos Aires, and you'll never have to wait more than a couple of minutes for one. You can flag a taxi directly off the street (look for the ‘libre' sign, which means ‘free') and fares are in Argentine pesos. Spanish-owned Cabify is a rideshare service that operates throughout Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires public transport

Once you arrive in Buenos Aires, get yourself a SUBE card if you think you'll be riding the subway. It will also get you on the buses. The subte network is extensive, with six different lines, and buses are also a great way to get around, running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, all around the city. If you're concerned about safety and pickpockets, talk to your hotel concierge for the best advice. Many travellers choose to take taxis for peace of mind.

Buenos Aires bike hire

Buenos Aires is one South American city leading the charge on bike riding, offering a free public bike share scheme to encourage visitors and locals to make the most of the city's 200+km of cycle lanes. The 24-hour bike share scheme is called EcoBici, and bikes can be taken for up to one hour Monday to Friday and up to two hours on the weekend.

Buenos Aires on foot

Thanks to its European heritage, Buenos Aires is a city of neighbourhoods more than anything, and the most fun you'll have is exploring the city on foot. Sure, you won't want to walk everywhere, but once you decide on a neighbourhood to explore, hit the boulevard sidewalks and take your time. Chances are, this is where you'll uncover the real gems of the city and where your unforgettable memories will be made.