Argentina travel guide




Argentina Travel Guide

Getting Argentina

There are many ways to arrive to Argentina, we can use its modern aerial, maritime, fluvial, terrestrial or urban means of transportation. In general, summertime is the best to visit the Southern Andes and the Patagonic Region, you could visit the North and Northwest in wintertime, because rains are less common and tropical temperatures descend some degrees.

Buenos Aires, Cuyo and the areas of Catamarca and La Rioja are wonderful in Autumn and Spring. Due to the large size of the Argentine territory, planes are best to move around long distances, and finally you will take a land transport to reach your destination.


The easiest way to travel to Argentina is by air, there are 19 airports in the entire country. Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires is the main gateway and is the most common port of entry into the country, the airpot is 37 km away from the city of Buenos Aires, airport facilities include banks, restaurants, bureau of change, duty-free shops and car hire (Avis Dollar and Localiza), you can arrive at the city using the "Teniente General Ricchieri" freeway (Information: tel. 5480-6111). Please note that when leaving the country, a US$ 18 tax must be paid in cash with local currency or U.S. Dollars, or with Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The companies Manuel Tienda León (Av. Madero and San Martín, Tel. 4315-5115) and Transfer Express (Florida 1045, Tel. 4312-8883) offers bus services from their offices in Buenos Aires to Ezeiza airport from 5.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. This service costs between $ 25 and $ 27 (Argentine pesos), and the trip takes approximately 45 minutes. There are also taxis and chauffeur-driven rented cars at a price between $53 and $72.

Argentina's national airline is Aerolíneas Argentinas (tel. 800/333-0276 in the U.S., 0810/222-86527 in Buenos Aires, or 1800/22-22-15 in Australia), which surely offers in your own country the Air-pass Visit Argentina (it cannot be purchased once you are in Argentina), This pass offers more economical prices for flights within Argentina. Aerolineas Argentinas connects most tourist destinations in the country like Córdoba, El Calafate, Iguazú, Bariloche, and many others.

Other international airlines flying to Argentina are:

Airline Telephone
Aeroflot (7-495) 223-55-55
Air Canada 888/247-2262 in Canada,
or 11-4327-3640 in Buenos Aires
Air France 0800 122 3010
Alitalia 0810-777-2548 (ALIT)
American Airlines 800/433-7300 in the U.S.,
or 11/4318-1111 in Buenos Aires
British Airways 0845/773-3377 in the U.K.,
or 11/4320-6600 in Buenos Aires
Copa 1-800-FLY COPA in the U.S.
or 0810-222-COPA in Buenos Aires
Delta 800-221-1212 in the U.S.
or 0800-666-0133 in Buenos Aires
Iberia 0845/601-2854 in the U.K.,
or 11/4131-1000 in Buenos Aires
United Airlines 800/241-6522 in the U.S.,
or 0810/777-8648 in Buenos Aires

The flight times from Buenos Aires to London is 18 hours, to Los Angeles is 16 hours, to New York is 14 hours approximately.

Approximately, the duration of domestic flights from Buenos Aires to, are:

Arrive Time
Puerto Iguazú
1 h 45 min
1 h 30 min
San Salvador de Jujuy
2 h 10 min
San Miguel de Tucumán
1 h 50 min
2 hs.
1 h 15 min
1 h 50 min
San Carlos de Bariloche
2 h 20 min
2 hs
Mar del Plata
1 h 10 min
Río Gallegos
2 h 55 min
3 h 20 min
El Calafate
3 h 15 min

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