Argentina

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The currency is the Peso (ARP); the parity between the Peso and the Dollar has been suppressed. Travellers are advised to carry American Express or Visa traveller's checks (in USD) or dollars in cash.

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Argentina , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Business hours

Opening hours: from 9:00 to 18:00.



Transportation

Road
Roads are generally asphalted and in good condition on the main axes. Finding fuel supply facilities is not difficult, even in the middle of the deserted and unlimited Patagonia where gas stations are strategically supplied.



Rail
The intercity railroad network is almost non-existent. Indeed, the bus is the privileged means of transportation to travel to provinces. The great Buenos Aires is served by a good network of commute trains.

Air
Seven airlines share the market, the two main ones are " AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS " and "AUSTRAL". The connections between the capital and the main provincial cities are frequent. On the other hand, connection in between provincial cities are rarer. The company " LADE " ensures a few flights with propeller jets and little respects schedules. " EL PINGUINO " is a tiny regional airline which serves the USHUAIA's region.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .ar



Basic conversation guide

Yes = Sí
No = No.
Thank you = Gracias
Hello = Hola
Good morning = Buenos días
Good afternoon = Buenas tardes
Goodbye = Adiós
I do not understand = No entiendo
What's the price? How much does it cost? = ¿Cuánto esta? ¿Cuál es el precio? ¿Cuánto vale?
I would like to buy = Me gustaría comprar...
Do you accept credit cards? = ¿Aceptan tarjetas de crédito?
Where is? = ¿Dónde está?
Post office = el correo
The bank = el banco
The police station, the police force = la estación de policía; la comisaría de policía
The pharmacy = la farmacia
An airport = un aeropuerto
The train station = la estación del tren
One ticket for..., please. = un billete para..., por favor.
Would you have any available rooms for tonight? = ¿Tiene habitaciones para esta noche?.

 


Languages spoken

Official language: Spanish. Spanish is the national language in Argentina. However, it is important to note that a certain sector of the population understands and/or speaks English as well as Italian. Argentineans speak Spanish except for possible exceptions in the immigrant population. Minority groups speak about 20 native languages.


Last modified in January 2006
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