VI ALIO/EURO Workshop on Applied Combinatorial Optimization

December 15 - 17, 2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Useful Information


In December it is Summer in Buenos Aires. Temperature might be between 20ºC and 32ºC. It is rather humid and it may rain. For more information, please refer to a weather report page like this.


The current exchange rate is approx. 3.2 argentine pesos ($) for one U.S. dollar (USD). There are money exchange agencies at the international airport and in many places around the city, especially in the downtown area. Cash machines and ATM are available everywhere around the city. Purchases with credit card are usual, but it is advisable to check with your bank if your card is active in Argentina. In a few stores U.S. dollars may be accepted.

Bus (Colectivo)

The workshop will be held in "Ciudad Universitaria", Pabellón de Industrias. It is located in Nuñez neighborhood, close to Belgrano, Recoleta and Palermo. A detailed map of the campus area can be found here. The University Campus is served by the bus lines 28, 33, 37, 42, 45, 107, 160. Some buses end their route before reaching the University campus. Only those with a special sign "Ciudad Universitaria" behind the windshield serve the School site. You should step down from the bus at the first stop inside campus. All bus routes end at their third stop inside campus. The bus fare (1 peso) must be paid aboard, using coin-operated ticket machines. The driver will not provide change/coins, so you must have your own to pay.

Train (Tren)

The Campus can also be reached by train if you come from near the Retiro area. Take the F.C.G.M.B. Line to the Scalabrini Ortiz station. From there, it is only a short walk (500 mts) to the Campus.


A taxi should cost approximately 13 pesos from Belgrano, 18 pesos from Palermo and 25 pesos from downtown. They have a taximeter (which establishes the fare in pesos), so no pre-negotiation on the fare is required. Up to four passengers may share a taxi.

From/to the airport

From Ezeiza International Airport, you have two options to get to downtown. You can take a taxi in one of the official stands. The trip should cost between 90-110 pesos. Up to four passengers may share a taxi. Another good option is to take the Manuel Tienda Leon bus to Aeroparque (45 pesos) if you are staying in Palermo, Recoleta o Belgrano, or to Terminal Madero (40 pesos) if you are staying in downtown. Then take a taxi to your housing destination, which should cost about 10-15 pesos. For a detailed map of Buenos Aires please refer to