First time in the city?

Everything you need to know for your first visit to Buenos Aires.

Everything you need to know before your visit

Once you've whet your appetite by taking a look at our must-see attractions to see what you have to look forward to, here's everything else you need to know.

1. Public transport 

Buenos Aires has a quick, efficient and economical public transport system with more than 180 bus lines linking every area of the city and six underground metro (subte) lines, which connect the city's historic political and financial centre with the main avenues, trains stations and coach stations. 

2. SUBE travelcard

To travel on public transport, you'll need a SUBE travelcard, which you can pick one up from our Tourist Assistance Centers, at subte stations and at many kiosks throughout the city. Simple charge the card with credit and you're ready to travel. To check the best way to get from A to B, download the free app Cómo Llego for your smartphone. To get to the city from the airports you can use the ArBus shuttle.

3. Cycling

Another good way to get around is by bicycle. The city has one of the world's biggest networks of cycle lanes and a free 24-hour public bikeshare scheme called EcoBici.

4. Digital resources

Download our app BA Turismo to find out about the city's highlights - it has information on more than 500 attactions, including places to eat, with geolocation and recommended itineraries. You can also organise your itinerary using our online planner to check what's happening in the city in real time, and you can book tours and experiences through our official online travel shop BA Tours.

5. Suggestions for each day

Be sure to check out our suggested itineraries for 24 hours, 48 hours or a week in the city, depending on the length of your stay. These circuits combine the history of the Plaza de Mayo, the gastronomy of Puerto Madero, the traditions of the Caminito and the style of Palermo, among other highlights.  

6. Check out our selection of free guided tours

The city tourist board runs more than 50 free guided tours, from walking tours to more adventurous options, and many of them are offered in English.

7. Useful information

Get the lowdown on the climate, healthcare, money, safety and everything else you need before your arrival.

8. Getting help

If you have a problem, you can contact the tourist police on +54 11 4309-9700 ext. 6422.