Subte or Metro in Buenos Aires and how to use it.
Using the subte or metro in Buenos Aires is very easy. It is only in Buenos Aires city where you will find a metro or subway. There are in total 6 lines: A to E and H. Line A is the oldest line and they are currently building a new line which will run from Line A to Retiro. I am not sure when this line will be completed as they have been busy for more than 2 years.
Up to recently Line A was almost a tourist attraction in itself! They still used the old, wooden carriages and many tourists only used Line A to experience this. Unfortunately this year, the old wooden carriages were replaced by modern ones.
Where to find a subte Buenos Aires map?
Tourists maps of Buenos Aires include information on the metro system. Buenos Aires Metro maps and information can be bought in Calle Florida, Bookshops or at kiosks throughout the city. You will find subte maps displayed on the walls in the metro stations.
How to identify the subte or metro in Buenos Aires?
The Metro stations are marked on the outside at the entrance of the building. Each line has it’s own colour and it is easy to identify, for example Line A is in red.
Where to buy Subte or Metro tickets in Buenos Aires?
You will find the ticket offices or Boleterias inside the metro station. Tickets are not expensive +- 10 pesos per ride. You pay per ride and it is not important where you go to.You can also buy tickets in bulk or buy a metro card.If I can remember correctly you can only buy 10 tickets at a time.
Subte Buenos Aires hours.
The metro is open between 6am to 22.30pm. The Metro can be very crowded at times and I do suggest you avoid the peak hours if possible.
Prices has gone up recently and the prices quoted in my blog are not correct.