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ROAD
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TRAFIC DRIVES ON THE RIGHT SIDE IN ARGENTINA.

TAXIS:
BUENOS AIRES HAS AN EXCELLENT TAXI SERVICE, MEETING ALL
NEEDS, INCLUDING RUSH HOUR. RATES ARE FIXED AND SHOULD NOT
CHANGE DURING EITHER THE DAY OR NIGHT, AS THESE FARES ARE
ESTABLISHED BY THE MUNICIPALITY. THE FARES ARE METERED IN
ARGENTINIAN PESOS. OTHER CITIES ALSO HAVE ADEQUATE TAXI
SERVICES

CAR RENTAL:
THERE ARE MANY CAR RENTAL AGENCIES IN ARGENTINA AND CARS
MAY BE HIRED AT THE AIRPORT OR IN YOUR HOTEL.
TELEPHONES ARE AVAILABLE ALONGSIDE ALL HIGHWAYS. IN ORDER
TO GET ASSISTANCE IN THE CASE OF A BREAKDOWN, YOU NEED TO
BE A MEMBER OF THE ARGENTINE AUTOMOBILE CLUB. MAKE
INQUIRIES IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY AS THE A.C.A. AND A.T.C.
HAVE SIGNED SEVERAL AGREEMENTS WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

BUSES:
THERE IS A LARGE NETWORK OF PUBLIC BUSES, CALLED COLECTIVOS.
THESE COACHES COVER THE CITY AND ITS OUTSKIRTS. THESE BUSES
RUN BOTH DAY AND NIGHT.
LONG DISTANCE BUSES COVER THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. THESE BUSES
LEAVE FROM THE BUS STATIONS, TERMINAL DE OMNIBUS RAMOS
MEJIA 1680 AND BUENOS AIRES ZONE PLAZA RETIRO.
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RAIL
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THE ARGENTINIAN RAILWAY NETWORK IS AT PRESENT BEING
PRIVATIZED. VERY FEW LONG DISTANCE SERVICES OPERATE
ENQUIRE LOCALLY AS RELIABLE INFORMATION
IS SCARCE. TRAVEL AGENCIES WILL NOT GENERALLY GIVE
MUCH ASSISTANCE.

SIX LINES DEPARTING FROM BUENOS AIRES COVER PRACTICALLY THE
WHOLE COUNTRY. SLEEPING WAGONS ARE AVAILABLE IN BOTH FIRST
AND SECOND CLASS, AS ARE DINING COACHES. THE MAIN STATIONS
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
PLAZA RETIRO AREA - NORTH AND NORTH-WESTWARDS - GENERAL
BELGRANO.
NORTHWARDS - GENERAL MITRE.
NORTH AND WESTWARDS - GENERAL SAN MARTIN.
PLAZA CONSTITUCION AREA - SOUTHWARDS - GENERAL ROCA.
PLAZA ONCE AREA - WESTWARDS - SARMIENTO.
CHACARITA AREA - NORTH AND EASTWARDS - GENERAL URQUIZA.

UNDERGROUND:
FIVE UNDERGROUND LINES COVER THE MOST DENSELY POPULATED
AREAS OF THE CITY. THE UNDERGROUND RUNS FROM 5AM UNTIL 10PM
AND ALSO CONNECTS ALL MAIN RAILWAY STATIONS. PAYMENT
TOKENS WHICH OPERATE THE TURNSTILES ARE ON SALE AT
STATIONS.

AIR
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ALL DOMESTIC FLIGHTS ARE HANDLED AT JORGE NEWBERY AIRPORT
ABOUT 40KM FROM EZEIZA AND 5KM FROM THE CITY.
AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS (AR) & AUSTRAL LINEAS AEREAS (AU) ARE
THE REGIONAL AIRLINES. AIR TRAVEL IS THE MOST EFFICIENT &
CHEAPLY WAY TO GET AROUND THE COUNTRY.
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