Buenos Aires – Sunday 27th November, 2011.
Another day to organise my stuff. I’m lazy like that on holidays. One of the things you should be aware of in Argentina is bus travel. You will probably be taking one long distance bus or more. You really need to buy your ticket the day before. Otherwise you may get stuck. Especially in towns where there is only one bus out.
In Buenos Aires, that means heading to Retiro on the Subte line. A short walk there and you are at the Terminal de Omnibus de Buenos Aires.
Tip: Before going to this bus terminal – check the Omnilineas website. It lists all destinations from Buenos Aires and the companies that go there.
Once there, head to the top floor and look for the area (I headed to the sur area – south as I was heading to Bariloche). Once there, grab your phrasebook and hopefully you can get your ticket from which company. Shop around – there is competition for buses out of Buenos Aires.
I brought a ticket to Bariloche which costs $591 pesos and goes for 20 hours. So once done buying your ticket, go pack you rucksack and get some supplies for the bus.