Domestic Transportation in Argentina

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Means of Transport Recommended in Town

Traffic is very heavy in Buenos Aires especially in the center. Traffic lights are obeyed but the use of indicators is practically unknown.
Be very careful of buses which force their way through and taxis which drive very slowly when they are empty and at breakneck speed when they are taken.

To travel around Buenos Aires and in the suburbs, it is better to use public transport (bus, train, metro) or a taxi, as parking in the city center is practically impossible. You must watch out for illegal taxis, especially at the airport.

Using taxis is recommended; there are plenty of them in Buenos Aires and they are cheap. The average fare is 15 pesos.


Maps of Urban Networks
Map of the subway
Urban Transport Agencies
The Buenos Aires Metro
All types of transport in Argentina
Find an Itinerary
Find an itinerary in the Buenos Aires metro
Interactive map of the city of Buenos Aires
Taxi Companies
Taxi company (Taxi premium)
Taxi company (Radio taxi)
Taxi company (Deplata radio taxi)

Transportation From Airport to City Centre:






Car Rental
Buenos Aires - Jorge Newbery (AEP) 3 km / 2 miles USD 2-3 / 10-20 min PES 0.70 / 10-20 min - Available
Buenos Aires - Ezeiza Intl (EZE) 35 km / 21 miles USD 15 / 30-45 min USD 2 / 90-120 min - Available

Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

There is practically no long distance train network; buses are the preferred means of public transport in the provinces. Greater Buenos Aires is served by a good network of suburban trains.
Seven airline companies share the market, and the two main ones are AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS - AUSTRAL and LAN. Links between the capital and the main provincial towns are frequent. On the other hand, flights linking the various provincial towns with each other are fewer. The company LADE uses propeller planes for some of its flights and does not often keep to the timetable. A new company, SOL, has flights from Buenos Aires and between a few cities.
Rail Companies


Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
Aerolineas Argentina - Austral Major yes Yes
LAN Major yes Yes
LADE Major yes No
SOL Major yes Yes

You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Traveling By Yourself

Roads are generally asphalted and in good condition on main routes.

Be careful! Buying petrol may be a problem. Argentina regularly has petrol shortages. You are advised to fill up as soon as possible, especially in Patagonia.

The number of people killed and injured on the roads puts Argentina among the leaders of the countries where road safety is sadly lacking. The greatest care is therefore recommended if you use Argentine roads, which are mostly only two lane, and this multiplies the risks of face to face collisions which are particularly lethal.

Driver's License
A foreign driver's license is recognized for car rental if you have a tourist visa. .
Conditions For Renting a Vehicle
You must be at least 21 and have had your driver's license for more than 2 years.
Rental Agencies
Hertz Argentine
Avis Argentine
Alamo Argentine
Tolls or Taxes
Tolls on national roads
Road Maps
Argentine road network
Find an Itinerary
Itineraries in Argentina
Traffic Conditions Online
Traffic in Buenos Aires
Parking Facilities
Many parking lots in the city center. There are plenty of places and you pay by the hour or by the day.

Rules of the Road

Minimum Driving Age
Side of the Road For Driving
Speed Limits
110 on roads, 60 on main thoroughfares (avenues in the big cities), 40 in town
Safety Belts
Compulsory. You are also required to drive with your headlights on low beam.
Permitted Amount of Alcohol in the Blood
0.5 g/l

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