Buenos Aires is a vibrant city filled with European-style architecture, grand plazas, and an expansive array of downtown-like areas.
The city offers something for everyone. From its delicious food to its exciting nightlife, Buenos Aires is a destination that will capture your heart with its unique charm and energy. Whether you’re a history buff, a culture lover, or a foodie, you will find a plethora of experiences to enjoy.
Internacional Ministro Pistarini aka Ezeiza (EZE) – for most international flights
Jorge Newbery Airport or Aeroparque (AEP) – for regional and domestic flights
Tienda Leon, Cabify, or remise (private cab) from recommended riders.
Note: while Tienda Leon is reliable, it is tends to be more expensive than Cabify
Cabify is an Uber-like service at a fair price, and is a legal service. We recommend you download the app before arrival.
Locals in some areas may also use “Remise” (private cab) services they trust, so you can ask local friends for references TAXIS
Buenos Aires has plenty licensed black and yellow taxis. In busy areas, you’re unlikely to wait more than a couple of minutes for one.
BUS & METRO
To travel by bus or “subte” (underground metro) in Buenos Aires, you’ll need to get a rechargeable SUBE travel card and add credit.
SUBE cards are available at subte stations, Tourist Assistance Centers and at many “kioskos” (convenience shops).
The train is an option for longer commutes, such as destinations in Buenos Aires Province like Tigre (by the delta). Tickets can be purchased at train stations with cash or using the SUBE card.
Hold on to your belongings at all times. Do not wear expensive watches or gold jewelry. Silver is OK, but costume jewelry is even better.
If you have an old phone, bring that one, and never put it down on the table in a restaurant.
Do not leave your laptop out of your reach, such as on a table in a café when going to the restroom.
You may want to get a SIM card to stay connected. Find more details here: https://www.traveltomtom.net/destinations/south-america/argentina/sim-card-argentina
MONEY & CURRENCY
Argentina is among the five countries in the world with the lowest cost of living.
Argentina’s national currency is the Argentine peso. Note that it has the same symbol ($) as the US dollar.
Most hotels and many large shops and other businesses accept payment by card but smaller businesses may only accept cash.
It is easy to exchange currency in Buenos Aires at casas de cambio (bureaux de change/currency exchanges) and at most banks – note that you’ll need to provide ID when changing money.
Exchange rates are tricky as Argentina has an official rate of about 350 pesos per dollar at the time of writing, but an informal rate of 700 pesos per dollar.
Read more about money at https://bluedollar.net/news/each-us-dollar-you-hold-can-be-worth-twice-as-much-in-argentina/