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From what age do children have to pay for tickets on buses, trains, subways, buses and planes?


The question raises doubts because the criteria varies depending on the means of transport used. Case by case, what to take into account.

A frequent question among those who have young children is how far they have the right to

take them free of charge

on public transport.

And from what age can they be required to pay a separate ticket.

The issue is quite clear in the case of a 


baby or just a year old, who always travels in the arms or on top of the adult who carries him,

without occupying a seat


However, as the boy or girl grows, 

doubts appear

and some discussions are even generated because

there is no



on what is the age limit to consider.

Thus, in some means of transport children begin to pay the ticket once they are

2 years old

, but in others they start when they are 

3 years old


and in others, only at

4 or 5 years

of age .


case by case

, the rules to take into account when traveling with babies and children in






, long-distance buses and



The maximum age to travel without a ticket is not the same on the Subway as it is on trains and buses.

Photo: Rafael Mario Quinteros.

Subway: from what age do children pay a ticket?


all the

subway lines that run through the City of Buenos Aires and also in the


, babies and children under

4 years

of age do not pay a ticket, as confirmed to


in the Buenos Aires Ministry of Transportation and Public Works.

Urban buses: from what age do children pay a ticket?

In the


lines of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires or AMBA (Capital and Greater Buenos Aires) the age limit

is not established

in the regulation, but due to "uses and customs" the companies require the payment of the ticket from the age of



Metropolitan trains: from what age do children pay a ticket?

Both on the

AMBA lines

(for example, Mitre, Sarmiento, San Martín, Roca and Belgrano Sur) and on the 

regional services

, boys and girls under

3 years

of age can travel for free on any day and at any time, reports from Trenes Argentinos.

From the age of three, children must pay a ticket on the train, whether or not they occupy a seat.

Photo: Rolando Andrade Stracuzzi.

Long-distance trains: from what age do children pay the ticket?

For its part, in long-distance rail services, such as those that link Buenos Aires with Mar del Plata or Tucumán, children under

3 years

of age can travel free, but only if they do

not occupy a seat


From the age of 3 to the age of 12 inclusive, they pay a ticket that costs 50% of the


fare .

Long-distance bus: from what age do children pay the ticket?

The bus companies allow children from

0 to 4 years old

to travel without paying a ticket  (when  they

turn 5

they already pay), as long as

they do not

occupy a seat


The adult in charge, in addition, can only take

a minor

 for free in this way (in the same seat) and must


compulsory insurance, they explained to


in the Long Distance Business Chamber (Celadi).

Babies do not pay for a bus ticket, but they do have to pay for insurance.

Photo: Luciano Thieberger.

Flights: from what age do the boys pay the ticket?

From the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC), the body that regulates airlines in the country, they explained that

each company can define

its own policy regarding the payment of tickets for minors.

Therefore, before buying the tickets, it will be necessary to

consult and compare

 the conditions.

Aerolíneas Argentinas

, for example, informs that babies can travel

free of charge


without occupying a seat

on domestic flights


the day they turn

2 years old


Each adult can carry no more than

one infant

in her seat in this manner.

On regional or international


, meanwhile, for children under 2 years of age they require paying "

10% of the

applicable adult fare plus the corresponding taxes and charges, without the right to occupy a seat."

For their part, children between the ages of

2 and 11

 must pay an airline ticket at the

minor rate

, which is lower than that of an adult and does allow them to occupy a seat.


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Source: clarin

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