When you get to the Ezeiza Airport, you MUST take an official taxi to your hotel,downtown. The cost is about 40-45 pesos (U.S. $). With the downturn in the Argentinian economy, there are a lot of shady characters running taxis that will offer you cheap prices. So, make sure that you go to the proper taxi booths at the airport.
like i said, buenos aires is a big city.. buses, subways and trains are fine.. (you just have to be smart in this last one).. the problem there are cabs... do not take a cab at night by yourself...if you are with somebody better, but if you can find another way to go to where you want.. do it so. They have something called Remis, what is a kind of cab that you call one company and get one.. they are more safe and sometimes even more cheap.. the good thing about buenos aires is that you can almost go anywhere by bus, any time without any trouble.
Be careful while travelling by bus or tube, watch for pickpockets and try not to walk over dark areas at night. The most dangerous neighbourhoods, particularly at night, are: Once, La Boca, Retiro, and Constitución. Try to avoid being there at night...
Be careful when taking a taxi! Lots of robberies have occured. I advise you to hire a cab instead, or call a radio-taxi from you hotel: that will be very safe. You can also take the subway instead: the subway system is very good, although very hot during summer.
AT THE AIRPORT DONT TAKE A CAP
THEY ARE DANGEROUS,
GO TO MANUEL TIENDA LEON
THEY WILL TAKE YOU DOWNTOWN
AND THEY HAVE AUTHORIZED TAXIS
There is no danger
but you should be careful
with drunk people, don't fight, and
be careful with thieves.
ELECTRICITY...220 volts so you will need an adapter to run electric razors, hair dryers from the United States.
These days taxis can be dangerous ... always ask for a REMISE, much safer!!!!!!! .......... the picture is of the Plaza 25 de Mayo in front of the Presidential palace (casa rosada)
There are some thieves and you have to be careful, this city is over of good people and bad people.
In the center of the city be careful because there is so much people and there is thieves too.
I think it's a safe city, but be aware: Locals often drive without headlights on! I'm not sure, but I think the rationale is something like: 'If I can see you, you can see me'
don't be here(where i'm in photo) if you a tourist or not have something to make big noise!!!
or if argentina has a new president!
Some areas of the city are a little dangerous, but for the most part aside from the bank lines and some rioting the city seems pretty safe.
be aware with taxi drivers. You MUST take a radio taxi.
3 different taxi companies:
MI TAXI: 4931-1200
Police calls: 101
Es necesario tener ciertas precauciones porque es muy común el arrebato de carteras y el robo a la salida de Bancos o Casas de Cambio. Cualquier emergencia llame a la Policía al 101 o al 370-5911.
Don't walk around with your handbag loose.
Be very careful when walking with very expensive cameras, jewelry & watches.