Monday, December 28, 2015

The quest for Sube

Sube is the name for the (new) bus payment system in Buenos Aires. It means an end to carrying a small purse full of coins. 

Public transportation is plentiful. The trains leaving retiro (trainstation) to the suburbs of Buenos Aires are brand new. The public bus system works great: they come often and remain very affordable (less than $0.50 for a trip). 

Finding a sube card is a challenge in its own. We visited several corner stores (kiosko) to buy a sube card. When we eventually found a store which sold sube cards, we then had to go and visit yet another store to load the card with money. 

How a tourist is supposed to figure this all out is beyond me. 

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