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

Now you've whet your appetite by browsing the must-see attractions that lay in store for you in Buenos Aires and the reasons to look forward to your visit, here's some info on practicalities.

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, train stations and coach stations. 

2. SUBE travelcard

To travel on public transport, you'll need a SUBE travelcard, which you can get from one of our Tourist Assistance Centers, subte stations and many kiosks throughout the city. Simply 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.

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 attractions, 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 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 guided tours

The city tourist board runs more than 50 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 9 11) 5050 3293 / 9260.