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Buenos Aires Travel Guide

Arrival to Buenos Aires



Tourist can arrive to Buenos Aires:

BY AIR

Buenos Aires can be reach through the Ministro Pistarini International Airport(Tel. 5480-6111), commonly known as Ezeiza Airport, it is located in the locality of Ezeiza, about 35km south of the city center. Has national and international service, planes fly to most countries in South America, Europe and the United States, with 150 international and 350 domestic flights per week. There is a departure tax of $18 USD (about 54 pesos) for all international flights. On arriving at the airport, tourist can take taxis, private cars (remises), buses and minibuses.

Another, important airport in Buenos Aires, is the Aeroparque Jorge Newberry, located in the Avenue Rafael Obligado. 4576-5300 extension 107/122 (telephone: 4576-1111), used mostly for domestic flights and some international departures

BY TRAIN

The Servicios Ferroviarios Patagónicos (SEFEPA, Reconquista 554 PB Capital Federal), offers train services from Chile via Bariloche, from the Bariloche station (ex Ferrocarril Roca) for Buenos Aires, with stops along the way. Also exists train routes from Bolivia to Argentina. The most important train station in Buenos Aires is the Estación Retiro, located in the Retiro barrio.

Some train routes are:

FROM TO DEPARTS ARRIVES PRICE
Buenos Aires (Retiro Station) Córdoba Monday and Friday 20.10 hrs Tuesday and Saturday 10.25 hrs  
Córdoba Buenos Aires (Retiro Station) Thursday and Sunday 16.30 hrs Friday and Monday 7.33 hrs 25 pesos (tourist class)
Buenos Aires (Retiro Station) Tucumán Monday: 10.05 hrs. Tuesday 10.40 hrs  
Tucumán Buenos Aires (Retiro Station) Wednesday 18.00 hrs Thursday 19.20 hrs 35 pesos (tourist class)


BY CAR

There is a good national highway system, tourists can get to Buenos Aires from any neighboring country, is common to arrive from Uruguay and southern Brazil.

BY BUS

There are three major bus terminals offering daily national and international travel, with fares by destination, comfortable buses. Bus companies provides service to most parts of the country and the neighbouring countries of Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Brazil, and Paraguay

Bus travel times to/from Buenos Aires:

DESTINATION DURATION
Mendoza 13-17 hours
Córdoba 9 hours
Bariloche 22 hours
Iguazú 20 hours
Rosario 4 hours


BY BOAT

There are daily services from/to Buenos Aires to/from Colonia and Montevideo in Uruguay. The following companies provide this service:
  • Buquebus, located on Córdoba Avenue & Madero Avenue. Its telephone is (54 11)431-6400/6500/6550 and its email address atclientes@buquebus.com
  • Ferrylineas, located on Viamonte y Costanera Sur, with telephone (54 11) 4314-4580 and email ventas@ferrylineas.com.ar
  • Ferrytur, Viamonte & Costanera Sur, (54 11) 4311-4700 (54 11) 4314 2300




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