On a press conference this morning, minister of the interior and transportation Florencio Randazzo announced a series of changes that will be introduced to the use of SUBE, the card used to pay for subte, bus, and train fares in Buenos Aires.
Randazzo explained that from today onwards, once the SUBE card runs out of credit, $7.50 will be automatically credited. This amount will be then discounted when the user tops up their card’s credit. He reiterated that the use of the SUBE card is still necessary to receive subsidised fares on buses. For those who choose to pay with coins, the minimum bus fare is $2, whilst the SUBE subsidised fare remains at $1.10.
The minister also announced that the card can be purchased online, on the SUBE website. It has a cost of $15, plus a $10 postage fee. According to the information on the website, the card is delivered within 10 working days. Foreigners can obtain their SUBE card by showing their passport and completing the relevant forms at any authorised distribution centre.