Art Basel Cities: Buenos AiresVisitor Information

September 6-12, 2018

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Art Basel Cities Week

Visitor Information

Public Days | September 6-12, 2018

Cecilia Alemani’s exhibition ‘Hopscotch (Rayuela)’ and the Week’s accompanying cultural program connects various locations across Buenos Aires, spanning and intersecting venues along the waterside in Costanera Sur, to the neighborhoods of La Boca, Palermo, and Recoleta.

Traveling to Buenos Aires

By Air

Like many big cities, Buenos Aires has more than one airport: Ministro Pistarini International Airport, usually called Ezeiza (EZE), and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP). Ezeiza is the main airport for international flights outside of South America. It is about 45 minutes to 1.5 hours away from the city, referred to as Capital Federal. Connections from neighboring South American countries usually use Aeroparque Jorge Newbery.

By Rail

Buenos Aires is the hub for six different railway lines, for both city and long-distance travel. Lines are run by private companies and cover the north, south, and west of Buenos Aires, and other destinations in Argentina.

Tickets are sold at stations, and both notes and coins are accepted. Some lines use prepaid cards as well.

Airport Transfers

Tienda Leon offers coaches from both airports into the city, they also have private cars.

There are numerous yellow-and-black taxis; be sure to request that the meter is flagged when you get in. A taxi from Ezeiza costs around US $50-80 to the center of Buenos Aires. Look for a radio taxi, which is licensed and registered.

There are also remis, which are unofficial taxis. They are often used by hotels as they offer a flat rate and are usually reliable.

At the arrivals lounge there are plenty of reliable transfer companies and airport taxis. Remember to agree on a fare before you begin your ride.

Traveling Around Buenos Aires

By Taxi

Taxis are the easiest way to get around the city. For rides within Buenos Aires, we recommend you download the Cabify app. To request a taxi by phone, call Taxi Premium (+54 1 4374 6666 or +54 11 5238 0000), a service used by many top hotels. Uber is also available.

By Metro

The Buenos Aires metro, called the Subte, is the fastest, cheapest way to get around. Pick up maps of the metro and bus lines from tourist offices and most hotels. Six lines connect commercial, tourist, and residential areas of the city. 

By Bus

Buenos Aires has about 140 bus lines that run 24 hours a day; the fare is between 6-8 pesos, depending on the distance traveled; however, you will need to use a preloaded fare card to board.

By Bicycle

With an extensive network of bicycle lanes that connect many neighborhoods, the city is easily traversable by bike. The city provides free, yellow Ecobicis, and several private companies rent them. Look for the Red de Ciclovías Protegidas map at tourism kiosks.

By Train

Within the city, the Mitre line is the safest and most reliable. Lines to avoid are Roca and San Martin.

Travel Apps

Cómo Llego is the official municipal app to help you get around the city, offering step-by-step instructions, including estimated times, fares, distances, and interactive maps for taxis, buses, bikes, and more. 

Moovit is an app that can be used to plan your journey and get detailed directions from your current address, a popular location, or any major public transport station. You can view detailed routes on a map and see bus and train timetables, arrival times, and service alerts.

Hotels & Accommodation

Buenos Aires offers visitors accommodation of every type including large, small, and boutique hotels, bed-and-breakfast accommodation, and holiday apartments. We recommend booking with one of our official hotel partners.

Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires is offering special rates for our guests. For inquiries, contact the hotel reservations team at and mention the booking code Art Basel. Alternatively, click here to book.

Algodon Mansion

Algodon Mansion is offering special rates for our guests throughout the year (blackout dates may apply) in Buenos Aires. For inquiries, contact the hotel reservations team at and mention the booking code Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires. This special package includes immediate upgrade and late checkout (based on availability), as well as a spectacular wine and charcuterie experience featuring Algodon fine wines.

Travel Partner


For travel arrangements, we recommend contacting Kuoni, our official travel partner. They can assist with flight and hotel bookings, as well as transfers and activities in Buenos Aires and throughout Argentina. Please email

Dining, Nightlife & Shopping

From traditional parrillas to speakeasy-style boîtes and from storied cobblers to hip clothiers, Buenos Aires offers a wide range of sophisticated dining, nightlife, and shopping options.