¡ A passport is all that
is required from most visitors -although Australians and
New Zealanders do need visas.
¡ The electrical current
is 220 Volts.
¡ The following are average
daily maximum and minimum temperatures:
«Summer (December to March): between 21º and 32º
«Autumn (April to June): between 10º and 22º
«Winter (July to September): between 2º and 12º
«Spring (September to December): between 13º and 25º
See the weather now
¡ The country code for Argentina
is 54. The area code for Buenos Aires is 11. You should
dial 54 + 11 + local number to call BA from outside of the
¡ From Argentina, local
and long distance pay phones can be found everywhere, in
addition to the "locutorios", telephone company offices,
that are found all around the city. You can also buy pre-paid
cards and make a long distance call from any telephone.
¡ Cybercafes are very common
in Buenos Aires and have very fast and reliable connections.
¡ A complex public transportation
system makes travel easy throughout the city. There are
many bus lines, named "colectivos", that link the city's
neighborhoods and a subway system that links the main neighborhoods.
This public transportation costs AR$3.00 on average. You
may also take taxis or "remises", cars with a driver, both
are inexpensive. Subways run between 5 AM and 10 PM. Trains,
taxis, remises and buses 24 hours a day.
¡ International flights
arrive at Ezeiza Airport, about 45 minutes from downtown.
It provides 24-hour airport bus service to downtown. Cab
services from the airport to downtown cost from AR$250.
¡ Domestic arrivals land
at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, which is a 15 minutes cab drive
« Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza - Tel: 5480-6111
« Aeroparque Jorge Newbery - Tel: 5480-6111
« Manuel Tienda León (Santa Fe 790, tel. 4315-0914 bus services.
¡ Hydrofoils and ferries
cross the Río de la Plata between Buenos Aires and Uruguay
several times a day.
¡ Secretaría de Turismo
de la Nación ( The National Tourism Office): Av. Santa Fe
883 - Buenos Aires, Argentina Tel : 4312-2232/5550 Information:
0800-555-0016 (8.00 AM to 8.00 PM)
¡ Dirección General de Turismo
de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Sarmiento 1551, Piso 5to. -
¡ The banks are open Monday
to Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM.
¡ Shops are open weekdays
from 9 AM to 8 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM to 1PM. The shopping
centers extend their schedules until 10 PM - Monday to Sunday.
¡ Lunch time usually is
around 1 PM and dinner after 9 PM. Most restaurants stay
open after midnight.
tap water is safe.
¡ There are more than 30
public hospitals in town, and several private clinics.
¡ Medical Emergencies telephone: