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    Cheap and easy

    by anabelsousa Written Feb 16, 2005

    If you are in downtown, and you want to go to La Boca, Take a bus! is really easy and cheap... You have to take the 152 bus, ths bus pass through Santa Fe (near Italia Square), or if you are near San Martin square you can take it at Alem Av. , its route finished just one block from Caminito....only for $0.75 ARG !!!
    You will save a lot of money....a taxi go and back to the center is U$5 approx.

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    Getting around for tightwads

    by Patriquito Updated Jan 5, 2005

    Getting around in Buenos Aires is not so expensive. Although the taxis are cheap (compared to European or US Standard), there are much cheaper ways to get around. Use the Subte (0,70 Pesos) or the Bus (from 0,75 Pesos). The subway consists of 5 different lines that all go through downtown. There are hundreds of Bus lines, for adequate maneuvering get the "Guia "T" de Bolsillo" (a small handbook with a street index, a map and description of all bus routes) at any magazine booth

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    Bus no 152 to San Telmo

    by cochinjew Written Aug 22, 2004

    If you are in ricoleta, especially around avenida santa fe and would like to go to san telmo, wait for no 152 bus at the stops in avenida santa fe.. it takes you directly to san telmo, get off and walk up avenida chile to the centre of happenings in san telmo, avenida defensa..
    on the way back, walk a couple of blocks down from plaza dorrego, in fact getting out of the cafe dorrego, turn right and the first right go down two blocks and you are in paseo colon.. cross the road the take the bus 152 back and it will leave you anywhere along avenida marcelo t alvear which is just one block away from avenida santa fe.. 85 centavos there and 85 centavos back and you get to see a bit of retiro and the area surrounding..

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    Colectivos

    by luzmaria Written Aug 8, 2004

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    In Buenos Aires there are 150 different lines of buses with different routes that will take you wherever you want to go. You get on by the front door and you get off using the back one.

    If you dont know which bus will take you to the place you want to go, feel free to ask anybody in your hotel or at the street, people know a lot and are usually helpful, otherwise, you could buy a very cheap guide of the buses, the "guia T" which costs only 2 pesos.

    Beware of rush hours cos the buses will be full and crowded and ur trip wont be very pleasant -these hs include saturday night when people are going out, dancing, etc and sundays at 5 am when they re coming back from their night out-

    $0.75 is the minimum fare for short journeys -10 to 15 blocks- all the rest cost 0.80 cents, unless you re going into the suburbs of the province -longer trip, it will cost you up to $1,25.

    Make sure you have coins before getting on the bus, cos the machine that gives out the tickets only takes coins and theres no change for notes on the bus.

    If you re not too sure where s your stop but you re close to where you re going, feel free to ask anyone in the bus including the driver, and they ll let you know when to get off.

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    Colectivos

    by luzmaria Written Aug 8, 2004

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    In Buenos Aires there are 150 different lines of buses with different routes that will take you wherever you want to go. You get on by the front door and you get off using the back one.

    If you dont know which bus will take you to the place you want to go, feel free to ask anybody in your hotel or at the street, people know a lot and are usually helpful, otherwise, you could buy a very cheap guide of the buses, the "guia T" which costs only 2 pesos.

    Beware of rush hours cos the buses will be full and crowded and ur trip wont be very pleasant -these hs include saturday night when people are going out, dancing, etc and sundays at 5 am when they re coming back from their night out-

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    Colectivos

    by Sonador3 Updated May 24, 2004

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    Collectivos are buses. And busses are everywhere. There are 144 different lines in the Cap Fed. If you're travelling on a budget, or even if you aren't on a budget, buses are a great way to go. They run 24/7, though service at night is less frequent.

    The fare for buses is 70-80 centavos depending on destination, which is less that 25cents US. They take coins only...NO BILLS!!! Tell the driver your fare and deposit it into the machine next to the driver and take your ticket.

    The buses seem to run on just about every street, though learning the routes can be a little tricky. I was advised to buy a 'Guia Te", and though there was a lot of information, it wasn't very user friendly. My advice is to go any of the city sponsored tourist information booths scattered around town and ask them for a map. Tell them where you're staying and where you most like to go. They will draw the bus routes on the map, complete with pick-up transfer points. I as lucky enough to have one of the buses stop right in front of the apartment I was renting, which made transportation very convenient.

    The only downside to the buses is at rush hour they can get quite crowded. And also bus drivers are a pretty impatient lot. Even if you are stopped at a red light, they'll often just lean on the horn for no apparent reason. I mean, there is nowhere to go, but I guess they just like making noise.

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    Bus 152, a good one to know

    by wadekorzan Written Jan 13, 2004

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    Getting around BA by subway and taxi is easy, but taking the bus can be a great experience, and this bus line number 152 is a good one to know. If you want to visit anywhere along Avenida Santa Fe, like El Ataneo bookstore, Alto Palermo Shopping Center, Marini Restaurant, etc, then you should come by taxi or subway to get there from the city center. However, going back from Palermo via Ave Santa Fe is great to do by bus. Bus 152 drops you right off at Plaza San Martin or near the Sheraton Hotel when coming from Palermo.

    All buses within the city cost 80 centavos for a single fare. Jus go to a bus stop that has the bus number you want to take, when you see the bus coming flag it down ike you would do for a taxi (because otherwise it won't stop), and when you get in tell the driver "ochenta" which means 80. Then put your coins in the machine and your change and ticket will come out at the bottom of the machine!

    If the bus is crowded, then watch for pickpockets like you would in any crowded place. And here, by the way, buses are known as "Colectivos".

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    fast and furious!

    by gueto Written Dec 16, 2003

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    Bus transportation is very convenient if you are stopping by in a remote place, far from downtown or simply if you don't like subways. Buses run almost 24 hs a day (depending of each bus line) and are very fast (except on rush hour when it gets very crowded)
    There are A LOT OF lines so be careful when getting on a bus, otherwise you can end up lost.
    There are booklets, sort of guides where you can find the correct bus for the correct destination.

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    Buses ( Colectivos )

    by acemj Updated Nov 22, 2003

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    Buses are all over BA too and it's pretty easy to figure out the system if you can speak Spanish. I got on the bus one day and noticed that you pay in an electronic ticket machine. It only takes coins so make sure you hang onto your centavos. I think I paid 1.50 pesos. The bus driver was able to tell me that I was on the right bus and he even nodded to me to let me know when to get off.

    I had no clue what bus number was correct, but the destinations will be listed on the front of the bus in big blue letters, so you can't go wrong. If you are visiting a particular sight around town, just ask a local what bus number to take and you shouldn't have any trouble.

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    Colectivo

    by andal13 Written Nov 20, 2003

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    Well... I do not know it this is a trnasportation tip, a sports tip or a warnings or dangers tip... Colectivo (collective) is the name of the public bus. It is cheap, with excellent frequencies and REALLY FAST... If you dare to take one, BE PREPARED!

    Bien... no sé si esto es un consejo de transporte, de deportes o de recomendaciones y peligros... Colectivo es el nombre que recibe el bus. Es barato, con excelentes frecuencias y REALMENTE RÁPIDO... Si se atreven a subirse a uno ¡¡¡ESTÉN PREPARADOS!!!

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    The very good bus system in Buenos Aires

    by cochinjew Written Sep 10, 2003

    It is always easier to get to know metro or trains since they ply the same routes and with certain time table, in any city, it takes a little bit of getting used to.. the bus system. I wanted to go to Virrey del Pino and Cabildo, to go to the Vietnamese Embassy, and a no 60 bus dropped me off at the corner , much faster than the metro...perhaps during the rush hour it may be different. and the buses seem to come by every minute!

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    Getting Around by Bus

    by Shakermaker Written Sep 7, 2003

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    Using the bus system is a good choice. The buses are inexpensive, clean and safe. A ticket is around 0.40USD. Buses will take you anywhere you want to go but they are not very fast and make a lot of stops. You have to tell the driver where you are going and pay with coins only at a machine right behind the driver.

    The bus number 60 will take you everywhere

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    Colectivos (ônibus) - melhor forma de transporte

    by rogdias Written May 20, 2003

    Os ônibus (colectivos) de BsAs são velhos mas muito eficientes. São muito frequentes e bem frequentados. Permitem ver a paisagem, e algumas poucas rotas bastam para grande parte da movimentação.
    Por exemplo: o 130 percorre, digamos assim, a "beira-mar", de San Telmo a Palermo, passando pelo Centro e Recoleta; e, "por dentro", mais ou menos o mesmo trajeto, o 17 (circula por Esmeralda e Maypú).
    Um detalhe, só aceita moedas. Mas dá troco. Pegue o comprovante e guarde.

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    Did you know where was created...

    by Flamenc Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Did you know where was created the bus? Yes, it was invented in Argentina!.
    The bus is for that places where the subte doesn´t go. It is quite safe but not to comfortable. Wherever you want to go, there´s a bus that brings you near. You can pay ONLY with coins! ($0.80 inside the city)

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    j.B. Justo bus of pacifico to liniers

    by ines2003 Written Jun 2, 2011

    the number is 34 and 166 starting 31 of may, the buses are new, ecologic, modern, with capacity for many passenger and going fast.

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