EZE Airport to Palermo

Jan 22nd, 2014, 06:24 AM
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EZE Airport to Palermo

Dear All,
I will stay 5 days in Buenos Aires in february. My flight lands around 10 pm and my hotel is located in Palermo. Do you know if there is a fixed rate to Palermo, if I take a taxi? What do you advice bus service, taxi, private transfer?

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Jan 22nd, 2014, 09:26 AM
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This is the cheapest RELIABLE taxi service:

http://www.taxiezeiza.com.ar/eng/tarifas

270 pesos going into town and 215 getting back to the airport.

More expensive, but you can reserve online:

http://www.tiendaleon.com.ar/resulta...apitalfederal/

Do NOT even consider boarding a cab which cannot be PREPAID INSIDE the terminal.

Have a great time in our town, bambam00.
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Jan 22nd, 2014, 11:30 AM
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thank you so much for the info and the links. One more question, how about getting around the town. Can I just hail a cab or should stick with private taxi services for instance to go to san telmo from palermo which transportation option should I get?
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Jan 22nd, 2014, 12:02 PM
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The safest way is to CALL a radio taxi, as that generates a record of your trip.

But you could go by bus or subway, I guess. You can ask the people at wherever you will be staying how to get there.

I assume you are aware of the safety precautions required in BA, just as in any large town.

Recently, the mother of a forum member disregarded all the safety advice posted here and had her money, passport and credit cards stolen, plus had several thousand dollars charged to her CC.

Have a great time in our town, bambam00.
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Jan 23rd, 2014, 04:39 AM
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BA's subway is the worst I've seen. Retiro station, for example, smells like sh*t. On 9 de Julio station, one guy has spit on my wife's hair to get her distracted enough to try to open her purse. Luckly he could not steal anything, because her purse has many zippers and she never carries any valuables on it anyway.

Unfortunately taxi scams are common, such as giving counterfeit bills as a change, off the meter charges or just running around to milk the meter. Taxi Ezeiza indeed seems to be reliable, since that's prepaid. However, I suggest you withdraw pesos from an ATM upon arrival and try to pay the exact amount.

We had no issues in buses and found not hard at all to use them. Keep in mind that you don't pay the driver. There are automatic machines that accept coins only, not bills. Best tip on this matter is to buy the Guia T (sold on any newsstand), a very helpful (and cheap) guide to help you take buses in BA. Do some previous research on how to use it.

Palermo is a great neighboorhood and we had no problems walking everywhere.
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Jan 23rd, 2014, 10:19 AM
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Thank you for all replies. I probably wouldn't prefer to take the subway but bus service or maybe a radio taxi sounds more doable in the first day. The only difficult thing is to find or call a radio taxi while in the streets.
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Jan 23rd, 2014, 10:28 AM
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I had my hotel send a car. Easy and efficient. There is a meeting area where a rep will escort you to the car waiting on the curb.
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Jan 23rd, 2014, 11:16 AM
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crosscheck: you are talking about the airport.

bambam00 is now asking about "getting around the town".

You have a "tarjeta amarilla". Just kidding! LOL!!!

Are you EVER going to finish your wonderful trip report?

http://www.fodors.com/community/sout...lar-heaven.cfm

Have a great time in our country.
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Jan 23rd, 2014, 11:58 AM
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bambam00: there are MANY radio taxis cruising around, looking for fares in BA.

But the only thing that makes a radio taxi safer is CALLING it.

One thing you should NEVER do is board a cab which does NOT have the driver's ID and other data hanging from the back seat. When you see one of our cabs, you'll know what I am talking about.

Have a great time in our town.
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Jan 23rd, 2014, 01:38 PM
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You can be assured that any hotel, any restaurant, any show will gladly call a Radio Taxi for you. If you are using a cell phone, you can get the number of one of the Radio Taxi services from your concierge...

If you find you need to just take a taxi in the street, make sure that you are not in front of a tourist attraction (walk a block or 2 away) and that, as Av says, the info for that driver is visible. You could look as if you were recording that info...

Generally, the drivers are honest and kind...but there can be scams. So being cautious, and using bills that are not too large (in fact, making sure to mention that you are giving a specific amount - and holding it until you get the change - is wise.

Caution and preparation - not fear or worry - is the name of the game. Have a wonderful visit.
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Jan 23rd, 2014, 01:47 PM
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Great post above from a famous TA DE! Just kidding.

However, while I agree with "making sure to mention that you are giving a specific amount", I disagree with "holding it until you get the change".

Let's say the meter reads 38 pesos. You COULD, if you know Spanish, say: "Acá tiene 100, me da 60 de vuelto, por favor?"

"Here you have 100, would you give me 60, please?"

Have a great time in our country.
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Jan 24th, 2014, 02:08 AM
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I erred, when I said above:

"One thing you should NEVER do is board a cab which does NOT have the driver's ID and other data hanging from the back seat. When you see one of our cabs, you'll know what I am talking about."

I meant "hanging from the FRONT seat", clearly readable from the BACK seat.
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Jan 26th, 2014, 11:03 AM
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Thank you all for the responses
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