Tigre is a Municipality in the province of Buenos Aires located 30km from the city of Buenos Aires. Over the years it has become a site of tourists interest where thousands of them come to enjoy the river and its surroundings.
Here we tell you how to travel to Tigre from Buenos Aires, and we also share all the activities to do there!
How to get to Tigre from Buenos Aires
In another article, we explain how the public transport system works in Buenos Aires and why it is necessary to get the SUBE card.
It is the fastest and cheapest way. You must take the MITRE RAMAL TIGRE line that leaves from the Retiro train station. In Retiro, trains depart and arrive to and from Tigre, every day every 15 minutes from 5am to 11pm. Due the situation of COVID-19, the schedules and permits for its use may be modified, as well as the frequencies. Here we leave you the direct website of the Miter Train for more updated information. Times are usually predetermined and you can find them on the same website.
The trip lasts 54 minutes and you must get off at the last station. On the line map, below, you can see the stations and the different branches of the Miter line. Remember that you must take the TIGRE branch line.
COAST TRAIN (TREN DE LA COSTA)
Many choose to take the coastal train to travel in greater style and with a more picturesque tour of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the north. It is possible to buy a daily ticket that allows you to visit the different stations. It costs twice as much as the Miter Train, but many choose it as a full-day activity ending in Tigre.
To take the Coast Train it is necessary to first take the MITRE RAMAL MITRE TRAIN, which is different from the previous one (the last station is Mitre), but it also leaves from Retiro. At the Mitre station, a pedestrian link from the Mitre station will connect you with the first station of the Coast Train, whose end of the route is Tigre.
Here we leave the Coast Train website for information on updated schedules and costs.
Another way of how to travel to Tigre from Buenos Aires is through the bus, but it is a bit more expensive and depending on the traffic it can be a very long trip, between 1:30 or more, depending on where you leave and how much traffic there is. . The line that arrives is number 60 and you can take it at different points in the city, since it begins in the Constitución neighborhood and crosses several neighborhoods until it reaches Tigre.
The Buenos Aires – Tigre route is one of the favorites of the city’s cyclists, since it is a very beautiful route bordering the river and it is also possible to get on the train at any time. A good alternative is to go by bicycle and return by train.
In the city, it is possible to rent bicycles for the day. You have to take the bike path from Avenida Libertador and when leaving the city you can take Vicente Lopez Walk. Then take Elcano street and take Libertador Av. To get to Tigre through Italia street.
Of course it is also possible to get to Tigre by car. To travel to Tigre from the city there are 2 options: one is to take the Panamericana and take the Tigre branch to the end, and the other option is to go straight along Avenida Libertador and enter through Calle Italia. There are several parking lots to leave the car. If you go on weekends or holidays, parking on the street is likely to cost a lot. Avoid reaching the roundabout of the Stations to avoid the traffic. Leave the car a bit out of the way and walk to your destination.
What to do in Tigre
After seeing how to travel to Tigre from Buenos Aires, we are going to review the main proposals of this municipality in the northern area of the Buenos Aires suburbs:
Delta of Paraná
The main attraction is the Delta so there are many options on the river such as Catamaran ride, canoe and kayak rental. Cabins are rented on different islands so it is possible to enjoy more than one day.
Puerto de Frutos
It is a classic walk that thousands of tourists and people from Buenos Aires decide to do. Created in 1938 as a fruit market, the production of northeastern Argentina was landed there and marketed in Buenos Aires. Today, fruits are still marketed, but also handicrafts, wooden furniture and wicker productions are offered. We leave you more information here!
There are different options to enjoy art, culture and history. Among the best known are the Tigre Art Museum, built in 1910; Mate Museum, with more than 2,000 pieces; Naval Museum of the Nation, dedicated to the naval history of Argentina; and Museo de la Reconquista, a space to learn about the reconquest of Buenos Aires in 1806.
Besides Colonia and Montevideo, many people decide to visit Carmelo, a small city in Uruguay. To get there you can take a boat and the trip lasts 2:30 hours.
For an excursion out of BA if you could do only one would it be Colonia or Tigre?
I personally prefer Colonia. Colonia is a colonial town World Heritage Site of the Unesco. Both are good but if I had to choose I would go for Colonia. It is more expensive though as you have to pay for the ferry and to Tigre you have a very cheap train. Also for Colonia you need to do migration as you are going to another country. Hope that helps!
For a day trip out of BA if you could do only one would it be Colonia or Tigre?