Public transportation is the most common way to navigate and get around Córdoba. Students can expect to use public transport, especially the public buses, on a very regular basis.
Aside from public transportation, many Argentines walk from one place to another. While the public transit is convenient and economical, walking is another great way to see the city close up and get some exercise, especially during the daytime. Walking is very common when your destination is nearby or when you are not in a rush to get somewhere and have time to enjoy the sights of the city and the picturesque landscape.
To learn more about the different ways to navigate Córdoba, please read the descriptions below.
The bus (called "micro" or "colectivo") is a fast and inexpensive way to travel around the city. This is one of the most commonly used means of transport in Cordoba. Users of most bus lines usually wait for no longer than fifteen minutes and trips, including those to more distant areas, generally take no more than 40 minutes. The service is available 24 hours a day but its frequency decreases after 12 am. Upon boarding, indicate your destination and the driver will tell you the fare. Colectivos are paid with Cospeles (tokens) which can be bought at kiosks.
Taxis are another good option to get around Cordoba. Taxis are yellow , so the user will be able to identify the taxis by its characteristic yellow color. You are not required to tip taxi drivers. It is recommended that you use a radio taxi (a taxi that you call ahead for) rather than flagging down a taxi on the street. Most city taxi drivers are friendly and trustworthy, and this is a very economical means of transport. However, radio taxis are generally safer than street taxis. Taxis are generally $1 + 0.10 added for every 200 meters.
A remise is a type of radio taxi that operates on a fixed rate rather than with a meter. They are a sort of limo service that you request by phone from the numerous agencies spread out in the city. There is a $1 minimum and will cost and about $0.60 US/kilometer. These cars are green.
Bus service in Argentina is extensive. Traveling by bus in Argentina is probably the easiest in South America and the main way of getting around the country. The vehicles are generally well-maintained, clean, and comfortable. They usually depart on schedule, refreshments may be provided on board, and smoking is prohibited. For long trips you have the option of traveling on a sleeper bus (coche cama), with first class seating. When traveling by bus, be sure not to lose either your token for any baggage placed under the bus or your ticket stub which must be surrendered to the driver at the end of the journey in order to check that the correct fare has been paid. Traveling by bus is usually inexpensive. In Cordoba there are many services to different destinations in Argentina.
The airport of the city of Cordoba is located in the north (12 km). The best way to get there is by taxi. In the airport there is a taxi stand. The cost of a taxi from the airport to the center of town is around $6.25 US.
There are two major airlines with high quality domestic flights and their prices are low compared to the US or Europe: Aerolíneas Argentinas and Austral. These two airlines have the most extensive services. There are also some existing secondary airlines that have expanded routes and may be less expensive than the established carriers.