Today I have, once again, experience the BUS service system of Argentina…. and I have to admit that I am quite favorably impressed. My trip was from the city of Buenos Aries to Mar del Plata (a 5 hours ride). The bus left Retiro Bus Station terminal, almost in time and came along in a very comfortable and professional way.
I chose the SUITE Premium Serice, which means that your seat, almost like the first class seat of an airline in features and size, will recline 180 degrees to turn into a flat bed.
As this was not all for the minimum price paid, when I sat down the bus attendant handed me a box that was FULL of goodies….. to eat during my trip, since this was a non stop service linking the two cities. Bathroom on board + free coffee and water were a plus. Believe me, I AM VERY SPOILED and when it comes to travel… WORST…. but this was a great experience over all. The only thing missing, to freaks like me…. was that still they do not have WiFi access on board the bus, as the do in the United States and destinations in Europe. You would not imagine my internet withdrawal once I came off the bus and ran to my hotel to get connected back to my virtual life. And here I am sharing all with you. Cheers. CM
(*) Argentina has a very professional and extensive net of buses that will take you anywhere and everywhere within Argentina and neighbor countries. A safe, comfortable and affordable way of travel if you can manage the time.
(**) The RETIRO Bus Terminal in the city of Buenos Aires is not located in the most safe area of the city. Despite this if you take a taxi from your hotel to the terminal, once there and inside is completely safe. Just a warning that you will not be too impressed by the panoramic view of the nearby slums that surround the terminal. Wish one day come and see a complete different scene, but I guess I have been wishing that for too long now and I do not see any future changes in the air anytime soon.
(***) Tickets for buses may be purchased ONLINE and picked up directly at the bus terminal 30 minutes prior boarding. Do not hesitate to Contact ME in case you wish to book a Bus to explore beautiful Argentina. Just keep in mind that the highest cost in this case will be the time you will spend traveling, Argentina is a large country and travel between major destinations may take rides of up to 24 hs.