Buenos Aires Bus System in Numbers

There’s an interesting article in La NaciĆ³n today (link in Spanish) which gives some of the statistics regarding the Buenos Aires colectivo system, especially concerning the subsidy system which means that the passenger is only paying 32% of the actual ticket cost – the government picks up the rest of the tab to the tune of 7.5 million pesos per day.

There are 90 companies running 135 lines with a total of 9,559 vehicles (an average of 71 per line).

Every day each bus travels an average distance of 207 km and carries 470 passengers – that’s nearly 2,000,000 km travelled and 4.5 million individual journeys every day!

Buenos Aires Colectivo

A Buenos Aires bus - drives to the moon 5 times a day

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