Maybe you’re wondering if it’s worth the price to take the Buenos Aires tour bus also known as the hop on hop off bus Buenos Aires. You see the yellow 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

Buenos Aires bus offers 3 tours or routes. Two of the tours are combined in the red and blue tour. The third tour (green) line starts from the Modern Art Museum MALBA. Taking all the routs will take you up to 3 hours 20 minutes. It’s 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 all the three routes, you will see most of Buenos Aires.

Routes hop on hop off Buenos Aires bus

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

The official start point is at Diagonal Norte, not far from the Obelisco. There the green/red line starts. Also, it’s possible to buy your tickets at Diagonal Norte stop. 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 at your tour.

The Buenos Aires tour bus operates every day from 9 a.m. until 5:30 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. A regular adult ticket will cost you around 25 US dollars.

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.

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 near the obelisco and buy the ticket there. Check here the location. Also, stop 0 is there in front.

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 thirth 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 thirth party website, you need going to the main office to turn the mobile pass into a paper one. Strange, but it’s like that 🧐


  • 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.


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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