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<map lat='-34.6' lng='-58.45' zoom='11' float='right' width='400' height='340' view='3' />'''Buenos Aires''' is the capital of [[Argentina]], with around 12 3 million inhabitants.  == Hitchhiking out ==Buenos Aires is huge, and getting out of it can be a hassle. It is probably not easy recommended that you get to the edge of the metropolitan area. Buses and trains inside the metropolitan area are cheap.  [[User:ashecorven|ashecorven]] - FYI The metro card allows up to a negative balance of 10 pesos. If you have to hitchhike heretop up it has to be to at least 4 pesos in the positive.
There are damn cheap overnight trains to [[Cordoba (Argentina)|Cordoba]] and [[Tucuman]] (just reopened).
 
== Hitchhiking out ==
=== Any direction. General hitchhiking points===
You could go to the road that goes around Retiro (or Puerto Madero area). On the other side of the park, in front of the train station, there is a crowded intersection. Trucks leave from there to all directions. Or in Mercado Central. Most trucks from there go north, since fruits come from the north.
=== Southwest/South to [[Ushuaia]] ([[Bahia Blanca]], [[Puerto Madryn]], [[Tierra del Fuego]]) ===Head to the metro station José Maria Moreno and walk 300 metres to the on ramp. It doesn't seem like the greatest place but we ([[User:ashecorven|ashecorven]]) had at least a car stop every five minutes. Unfortunately most cars aren't even going until the airport but it's not too far and drivers offer to take you until the airport. There's also a cheap bus (#8) that goes to the airport but you'll have to walk/hitch back (3kms?) to the junction as the driver won't let you out.Once you get yourself to the last freeway junction before the airport, walk down the southern direction 300 metres for a great place to hitch.We were able to get to [[Ushuaia]] in four days but is definitely doable in three. Unfortunately the driver ran out of fuel late at night and all the petrol stations were closed and then missed the Tierra del Fuego ferry by five minutes. Now (Nowember 2017) build new metro station Plaza de los Virreyes, you can climb on the road Carretera del 25 Maio, walk around 500 meters and see tollgate, good place after tollgate. Be careful, you will need to cross higway in one place, for coming to tollgate. Another option: take a train from station Constitucion to Ezeiza, 4 peso per person (Jan 2017) (card SUBE) and walk 3km to toll (Peaje). Lots drivers go to intersection near Cañuelas, you can take them, there is not bad place to get a ride futher. === West to [[Santiago de Chile]] , ([[San JuisLuis]], [[Mendoza]]) ===
Ruta 7 is the primary highway (though still very small considering that) east-west across Argentina from Buenos Aires to Santiago de Chile, and everywhere in between.
 
Buenos Aires is huge, and getting out of it can be a hassle. It is recommended that you get to the edge of the metropolitan area. Buses and trains inside the metropolitan area are cheap.
One of the best spots is Lujan paytoll (Peaje Lujan). You can take bus 57 and ask to be dropped at the toll. There are many different routes of Bus nr. 57, and it is convenient that you take the one leaving from Moreno. Once a bus driver told that only the ones leaving from Moreno have official stop at the paytoll because they take the workers there. The same bus driver, on a Bus nr. 57, leaving from Miserere, Capital Federal wanted to refuse to stop at the toll. In the end he stopped anyways.
=== East to [[Mar del Plata]] trough [[ruta 2]] and the coast ===
From wherever you are in Buenos Aires you need to get to Constitucion, end of the blue line of the south of Buenos Aires. It will cost you the normal city fare of 12.1 Peso 7 Pesos (20 eurocents) and from there it is recommended to take a train direction to La Plata(2.85 pesos as of April 2014).
You will get out on train Hudson. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIWegidQJ0s]
Then do not go to the closest exit to the highway - [[Xsuzann]] has been caught over there by police and sent away. Cross the railway and head to the road which seems to be a road going to the country - but its actually an exit for highway. You would have to walk about 2 km, but it's worth that, as the cars don't go that fast on the exit and it's very likely that someone will take you!  === North to [[Uruguay]] by land, Cordoba, Jujuy ([[ruta 14]]) ===This option is for those looking to get to Iguazu. From the main train station Retiro take Linea Suarez. There is a train every 15 minutes on week days, slightly less regularly on week-ends. In Villa Ballester change to the one going to Zarate (you should buy a ticket for this one). You can get off in Campana. Buses to Campana peaje pass on the street in front of Campana railway station. They go around the park and turn right at the corner of it.  This is a long way to get to the hitching point. The train is slow and you have to wait for connection in Villa Ballester. As the train from Villa Ballester to Zarate only runs a few times a day it is not advisable to use this option without checking the timetable of this connecting train first. A more direct way is to take a bus to Zarate, from a small terminal nect to metro station Once. There are three bus options, differing in price and frequency of stops, user [[User:Miriam|Miriam]] took the (most expensive) direct one, which in 2017 cost about 70 ARS and took 2,5 hours. If you ask nicely,the driver can drop you off at the roundabout before entering Zarate, which is a 5min walk from the toll booth going north. Other possibility : From the city center of Buenos Aires, take the bus 60 and go out at the terminus in Escobar. It takes around 3 hours but it costs only 5 pesos ! In Escobar, you should go to HIPERMERCADO JUMBO, on the street called Ramal Escobar. Then you will see the shild with the direction of Campana and Zarate. You can start hitchiking. (Le monde sur le pouce, october 2013). You can also use any other local bus that goes to the bus terminal of Escobar and walk a few blocks to the on ramp of the highway from the terminal in Escobar (if in doubt ask people for directions once you get off the bus). From the on ramp of the highway it is quite easy to hitch, there is sufficient traffic and people drive slowly.
=== North to [[Zarate]], Cordoba, Jujuy ([[ruta 14]]) ===This option is Extra information for those looking to get to Iguazubus 60. From There are 12 variants of the main train station Retiro take Linea Suarez60. In Villa Ballester change to Make sure it says Escobar on the LOWER display panel, and confirm with driver. It also costs about $12 with cash payment. My driver accepted $7 with a persuasive smile. To pay for buses in Buenos Aires you need a SUBE card. If you don't have one going you might be able to Zarate (persuade another passenger to take you should buy a ticket on his card and give him back the expense for this oneyour trip in cash. Express 60 leaves from plaza Italia, but costs 27$. Ride on normal took 2 hours, but note; it passes the peaje where Ruta 9 peels off (see map)and an excellent YPF station on the highway about 1. You can get off 5 hours in Campana, both good places. Buses I stayed till Escobar, went to Campana peaje pass the on the street ramp and got a ride to Zarate in front 10 mins. Demonstrating you are a traveller is a VERY good idea to get out of Campana railway stationBA, even if it means hamming it up with a flag or thai fishing pants. They Ok, don't go around that far. All in, 3 hours to get out of the park city, and turn right at the corner of made itto Montevideo in a long day. [[User:lukeyboy95|lukeyboy95]] July 2014
This is a long == The ferry to [[Uruguay]] ==The easiest way to get from Buenos Aires to Uruguay is by ferry to [[Colonia del Sacramento]]. From the port in Puerto Madero/Retiro leave the hitching pointmain ferries by the companies Seacat Colonia, Colonia Express and Buquebus. The train Seacat Colonia is slow part of Buquebus and you have to wait for connection in Villa Ballesteris usually the cheapest. A more direct Booking on their website is the easiest way is to take get a bus to Zarateticket. Check their website in both the Argentinian and the Uruguayan version, one as [[User:MOAH|Mind of a Hitchhiker]] found out that takes the freeway. There should be buses booking from Plaza Italia (on Santa Fe, the northern side Uruguayan site was 50% cheaper: US$20 instead of Plaza Italia)USD$40 one way. If you don't have a credit card, but this information needs revisionask an Argentinian to buy it for you and pay them back in cash.
Other possibility : From the city center of Buenos Aires, take the bus 60 and go out at the terminus There's also a ferry leaving from Tigre to Carmelo in Escobar. It takes around 3 hours but it costs only 5 pesos ! In EscobarUruguay that apparently goes via Isla Martín Garcia, you should go an Argentinian island that's actually closer to HIPERMERCADO JUMBO, on the street called Ramal Escobar. Then you will see the shild with Uruguay in the direction of Campana and ZarateRio de la Plata. You can start hitchiking. (Le monde sur le pouce, october 2013)
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