Maybe you’re wondering if it’s worth the price to take the Buenos Aires city tour bus also known as the hop on hop off bus Buenos Aires. You see the yellow and red double-deck buses driving in the city and pretty tempting to sit on the upper deck in the sun. Hop on hop off!

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The tours of hop on hop off bus Buenos Aires

As of March 1st, 2020 there are 2 companies that provide hop on hop off bus tours in Buenos Aires. The yellow tourist bus by “Buenos Aires Bus” and the red double-deck busses by “Grayline”. You can choose based on budget and route.

Both busses are a hop on hop off system. It means you can start wherever you want, hop off and start again at the stop of your choice. When you take the sightseeing city bus you will see most of Buenos Aires.

Both busses the yellow bus from Buenos Aires bus and the red from Grayline do have stops at Recoleta, the Teatro Colón, Avenida de Mayo, the Plaza del Congreso, the Paseo de la Historieta, Plaza Dorrego, Palermo, Parque Lezama, Boca Juniors’ La Bombonera stadium, La Boca, the Puente de la Mujer and the Reserva Ecológica. In our opinion the most important attractions are in that route.

The red Buenos Aires city bus from Grayline goes a bit further to the River Plate stadium.

Where to start and buy tickets for the city sightseeing bus?

It’s possible to buy your tickets online on Buenos Aires Bus and Grayline. For your comfort, buy your tickets for the hop on hop off bus online and start wherever you want in Buenos Aires. The ticket is 24h or 48h valid from the moment you hop on for the first time on your tour.

The Buenos Aires tour bus operates every day from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Hop on hop off Buenos Aires bus

The hop on hop off bus Buenos Aires: worth the money?

Depending on what type of tourist you are, it’s an easy way to discover the city.
Buenos Aires bus 24h: 1700 ARS or approx. USD 27
Grayline Buenos Aires city bus: USD 29

The quality of the audio system is moderate with a choice of up to 10 languages (Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, and Arabic). Seats are plastic but quite comfortable. A pair of small disposable earphones are provided by the company. The rooftop of the bus is divided into two parts: open aria and one cabin in front with airconditioning.

Buy ticket for the hop on hop off bus

If you want to buy a ticket for the Buenos Aires bus, you have two options.

One, you head to the main office at Florida 948 and buy the ticket there.

Second, you can buy your ticket online in advance. We strongly suggest to buy the hop on hop off Buenos Aires bus ticket on their website and not third-party websites. On the website of the bus company you can print the ticket and hop on everywhere you want.
When you buy the ticket on a third party website, you need going to the main office to turn the mobile pass into a paper one. Strange, but it’s like that 🧐

For the Grayline city bus, you can buy your ticket online here.

TIP

  • Don’t forget to put on sun protector in spring and summer if you sit on the upper deck. It can be hot and sunny.
  • Buy your tickets online here for the Buenos Aires tour bus.
  • Take advantages of the hop-on and hop-off. Stop at some museums or places

Our score

We rate it a 3,5 star on 5. Taking a public bus will get you everywhere but the upper-deck has his advantages.

Author

My roots in Buenos Aires started as a tourist. After some great adventures in Argentina, I moved in 2017 to the metropolitan city of Buenos Aires. I felt a need for correct and honest information for tourists. That's why we created this content for you. I hope you enjoy Buenos Aires as much as I do!

1 Comment

  1. heyy editor,
    wat een mooie website!! dank voor uw tips.
    Ik zat naast je in het vliegtuig op weg naar BA. had natuurlijk even je whats app moeten vragen voor meer tips, maar natuurlijk vergeten…. mogelijk kan ik op deze manier nog met je in contact komen?
    Groetjes Antoinet uit Nederland.

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