Next Wednesday, the Subte rate increase that has been looming over the City of Buenos Aires for the past few months will finally be implemented. The price of a ticket will increase 67 percent from AR $4.50 to AR $7.50. Prepare your Sube cards, for real this time.
Retired workers, students and people with disabilities will be eligible for a AR $4 discount off their fares. Frequent users will also be able to request a 20 percent discount if they make 21 trips a month, or 30 percent if they make 31 trips a month, or even 40 percent if they make at least 41 trips a month.
The hike has been postponed multiple times since it was announced in May. It was initially set to take place on June 1st, but was postponed after a judge declared that the initial date did not respect “transparency or the public’s access to information.”
Once Subte prices reach AR $7.50, rates will have increased by 600 percent over the past four years. There was a time when a Subte ride only cost AR $1.10 which for some is just a distant memory now and for others is simply crazy talk.