<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 million inhabitants . It is probably not easy to hitchhike here.
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.
=== West to [[Santiago de Chile]] ([[San
Juis]], [[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
1. 1 Peso (20 eurocents) and from there it is recommended to take a train direction to La Plata.
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 [[Zarate]], Cordoba, Jujuy ([[ruta 14]]) === This option is for those looking to get to Iguazu. From the main train station Retiro take Linea Suarez. 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. A more direct way is to take a bus to Zarate, one that takes the freeway. There should be buses from Plaza Italia (on Santa Fe, the northern side of Plaza Italia), but this information needs revision.
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)