Travel to & around Argentina
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Buenos Aires airport
The Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Buenos Aires is located 35 km south of the city. There are regular shuttle buses to the city, which takes 40 minutes. Taxis and private hire cars are also available; taxis will cost around 60 argentine pesos (A$) to the city center.
Aeroparque/Jorge Newbery airport, Buenos Aires
The Aeroparque is located 3 km north of the city and is the gateway to the rest of the country, providing domestic flight connections. There is a coach connection to this airport from the International airport. Taxi or bus will get you to the city center. The journey will take around 15 minutes and cost A$10 by taxi or A$9 by bus. If there are two or more of you, take a taxi, as it is more economical.
Cordoba airport is located 13 km north of the city center. A taxi will cost about A$35 or you can take a minibus for around A$12.
Mar del Plata airport
Mar del Plata airport is located 7 km north of the city. A taxi will cost around A$50 and take about 40 minutes.
El Plumerillo airport in Mendoza is located 7 km north of the city centre. Metered taxis are available very cheaply.
Salta airport is located 11 km southwest of the city center. A taxi to the inner city will cost about A$35. There are also buses available that only take 30 minutes.
How to get around
The immense size of the country makes air travel the most convenient of the Argentina transport options. There are a number of airlines servicing the country however be prepared to be routed through Buenos Aires which can cause inconvenience and cost.
The bus network in Argentina is excellent. Despite the long driving times the buses are fast and very comfortable. There are a number of different classes, even sleepers for overnight journeys. Larger luggage is stowed in the hold and security is generally very good.
While there have been reductions in long-distance train service, the rail network continues to reach Buenos Aires and some surrounding areas, as well as services to Posades and Cordoba. Trains tend to be cheaper than buses but trains are slower and go to fewer destinations. Buy train tickets in advance during peak periods.
Organized tours are a great way to see the sites and soak up the local culture – especially if you’re traveling alone or are a first-time traveler. Check out some of the options for tours and treks in Argentina.
*The Small Print
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