Public bus fares in Bariloche:
You can only travel on the bus with a magnetic card called the SUBE (same system as Buenos Aires) with sufficient credit for your journey.. The SUBE can only be purchased at various points around Bariloche. Ask at the tourist info center or try here http://www.barilocheturismo.gob.ar/en/public-transportation (may not be updated!)
The bus service is Bariloche flucuates between being excellent and abismal (!), the service to Colonia Suiza is generally the worst. Pick up a complete bus timetable at the Tourist Info Centre at the Centro Civico in the heart of Bariloche or at the bus company office (Autobuses Santa Fe). There are two bus companies, but the only one you will use as a tourist is the 'Santa Fe' company; their newer buses are usually yellow and white but there are number of older buses in service that can be red, orange or silver. Cash is no longer accepted on the buses except for the bus to Cerro Catedral which is AR$20 one way and the Airport bus AR$6(?) one way.
The buses you will use to get to the trail heads are:
Bariloche - Pampa Linda: There are tourist services daily during the summer months, in the morning (about 8.30am - confirm before travel), returning in the evening (5pm - confirm before travel). Ask at the Mountain Info Centre next to Club Andino and opposite at Transitando lo Natural for prices and timetable. Buy your tickets in advance, especially in the high season. Enquire for departures out of season which may as there may no be any unless there is enough demand. NO ticket office in Pampa Linda but you may be able to buy tickets on the bus in Pampa Linda subject to space - enquire in Bariloche before heading out. Enquire at the Otto Meiling and Paso de la Nubes Refuges as they may also offer bus ticket sales.
Bus services to/from Bariloche:
From Bariloche Airport to the centre:
Bus 72 - scheduled to meet most flights about AR$8(?)
Mini bus transfer $50+ (?)
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