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Reaching the country

Py Plane

All the airlines flying to Argentina arrive at Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza), situated 35 km away from downtown Buenos Aires , Capital Federal. It is linked through Teniente General Ricchieri Turnpike.

Manuel Tienda León Enterprises and Transfer Express offers a bus service from 05:00 a.m. to 08:30 p.m. There are also taxis and remises (cars rented with driver) for the service.

Remember that you must pay a tax when leaving the country.

Taxes

Travelers must pay an airport tax of USD U$S 29 for international flights and of u$s 16 for puente aéreo flights (air shuttles). These taxes may be paid either in United States Dollars or in Argentinaan Pesos and they do not apply to domestic flights.

By Bus

Buenos Aires bus station is situated at 1680 Ramos Mejía Avenue , only some meters away from Retiro Train Station. Long distance buses have services such as air-conditioning and bar.

As it is recommended in any crowded place, you should be aware of people who would like to take what is not their property.

Inside the Country

By Plane
Domestic flights duration from Buenos Aires:
to Puerto Iguazú1 hour 45 minutes
to Posadas1 hour 30 minutes
to San Salvador de Jujuy2 hours 10 minutes
to San Miguel de Tucumán1 hour 50 minutes
to Salta2 hours
to Córdoba1 hour 15 minutes
to Mendoza1 hour 50 minutes
to San Carlos de Bariloche2 hours 20 minutes
to Trelew2 hours
to Mar del Plata1 hour 10 minutes
to Río Gallegos 2 hours 55 minutes
to Ushuaia3 hours 20 minutes
to El Calafate 3 hours 15 minutes

Due to the fact that the country has huge dimensions, the plane is the best means of transport for long distances. You can combine it with terrestrial services.
Domestic flights and those to Uruguay depart from Jorge Newbery Airport which is situated to the North of the city on the verge of River Plate.

By Bus

This is a convenient and inexpensive way of traveling inside the country. The big passenger transportation companies join the most relevant destinations, whereas the smaller and regional companies connect small districts.

Car Rental

There are both local and international car rental companies across all the country. They offer several categories and various car models. Beyond some specifications typical from each rental, in order to rent a car in Argentina, the following aspects are to be considered:

  • being over 21 and under 75 years old.
  • having a valid driving license issued at the visitors’ native country.
  • presenting a credit card or check as a guaranty when carrying out the operation.
  • presenting a valid ID or passport.

In addition to offering the traditional services, these companies may provide optional services such as drivers, some of them bilingual.


 
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