Your first few nights in Buenos Aires

Book your bus from the airport, contact hostels with special rates for work and travellers, and get your SUBE travel card.

Getting from the airport to the city

You can buy a ticket for the bus from the airport to the city online before you travel. You have the following options:

1. Use the Manuel Tienda León bus company website
(Remember to check whether you arrive at Ministro Pistarini Airport in Ezeiza (EZE) or at Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP). The bus will take you to the Puerto Madero neighborhood in the center of Buenos Aires. From there we recommend taking a taxi.

2. You can also buy bus tickets at www.hostelshuttle.com.ar. You'll get a discount if you enter #StudyBA as the discount code when you book.

Hostels with special rates

On arrival, we recommend staying in your chosen hostel for at least a week so that you have time to find definitive accommodation for your stay in the city. We recommend going to look at apartments in person before agreeing to rent.

You can search for hostels on the work and travel map at the bottom of this page. Clicking on each hostel, you'll find a contact email address so you enquire about the dates of your stay. Mention #StudyBA to obtain a discount on seven- and 15-night stays. For seven nights, you'll receive  a special rate of US$ 110 in a shared room, breakfast included. (Subject to availability; check each hotel's cancellation policy on its website).

When you check in, you'll have to show your passport with your “Vacaciones y Trabajo” visa, to confirm the discount rate.

SUBE travel card

We recommend buying a SUBE travel card as soon as possible on your arrival. You'll need the card to use public transport - buses and the subte (underground metro) - in Buenos Aires. On the work and travel map, you can find shops near your hostel where you can buy the card for 25 pesos. You can charge your card at national lottery outlets, many kiosks, and at subte stations. Bus travel costs 6.50 pesos per journey, and subte travel costs 7.50 per journey.

You can also get your SUBE card from the Recoleta Tourist Assistance Center. If you go there to get your SIM card, you can get both at the same time.

Work and travel map

On the map below, you'll see all the nearby hostels that have special rates for work and travellers. You'll also find marked the Recoleta Tourist Assistance Center, where you can get your SIM card and SUBE card, as well as other places where you can get a SUBE card, ANSES agencies where you can obtain a CUIL, and branches of Banco Ciudad, where you can open a bank account. The map also highlights some of the city's must-see sights.