How to get to La Plata, all the information so you can enjoy one of the most interesting locations in Buenos Aires.
Located 60 km from the Downtown of the city, it is known as the city of numerical streets, where the smell of linden abounds. This area is one of the few that was designed before it was built.
Considered as the capital of Buenos Aires, it is an exact and perfect grid with a central point (Moreno Square) and diagonals that cross it from south to north and from east to west in its entirety. At the same time, it contains a wide variety of green spaces to enjoy a bit of the outdoors.
The sensation that you are going to feel at first is dizzy, due to the number of diagonals and numbers, but in a second, you will understand it and it will be very easy for you to navigate this town without any problem.
Here, autumn sunsets abound, historic buildings, street murals galore, a passion for soccer, and an immense love of the outdoors.
Presented its essence, let’s see how to get to this wonderful site from the central part of Buenos Aires. The first step to achieve this is to have the SUBE Card in your hands to be able to travel. Here we tell you how to get it! Once this item is obtained, the options to travel to La Plata are:
One of the cheapest ways to transport yourself. In this case, you will have to take the Roca Train from the Constitución Station and get off at the La Plata Station, located on 1 and 44 Streets.
The total journey lasts approximately one hour and has several frequencies per day. Although the train runs regularly every day, we recommend that you view its schedules in advance so as not to cause setbacks.
Leaving from the Retiro Square, line 129 passes through the Metro Bus, where you can get on the streets Alsina, México, Marcelo T. de Alvear or the Obelisc.
Another bus option is the Costera Metropolitana whose departure is from the Retiro Terminal, also stopping at the Metro Bus, through Tucumán and Além, Alsina and Paseo Colón streets.
The cost of the ticket varies according to the country’s inflation, so we always recommend keeping the SUBE Card with a positive credit. As an additional tip, we recommend having the Moovit application on your cell phone to see the exact arrival of the buses.
To return to the center of Buenos Aires, you will have access to the buses that leave from the Terminal of La Plata, on platforms 6 to 12 with routes in the direction of Centenario, Once and Retiro.
If you have a vehicle, you can access the Buenos Aires – La Plata Highway, known as Doctor Ricardo Balbín or National Route Nº1. You must pay a toll, which you can pay with the SUBE Card or with cash.
La Plata is a space founded by Dardo Rocha, governor of the city, in November 1882. For its design, the work of French-born architect and engineer Pierre Benoit was required.
Immigrants from Italy were the first to inhabit this space, working on the construction of the different buildings in this municipality. By the year 1886, electric lighting was inaugurated, being the first city in all of South America to have this innovative service. It was awarded as the “Best Built City” and the “City of the Future” at the World’s Fair in Paris in 1889.
Without a doubt, it is a place that you cannot miss. We promise you that you will not regret it, since it has many wonderful activities and places for you to visit and be dazzled!
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