Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport Guide (EZE)
Code: EZENo. of terminals: 3 Dialling code: +54Timezone: GMT -03:00
Aut. Richieri S/N, CP 1802, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport is situated at Ezeiza, 22km (13 miles) southwest of Buenos Aires.
(011) 5480 2500.
Also known as Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport is the largest airport in Argentina and is a key hub in South America. Our Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport guide includes important contact details, information on terminal facilities, public transportation and accommodation.
The new Terminal B was officially inaugurated in March 2013. It serves international carriers such as KLM, Air France and American Airlines.
There are three information desks, one in each terminal (ground floor of Terminal A, ground floor of Terminal B and between the departure and arrival areas in Terminal C).
From central Buenos Aires, first take Avenida 9 de Julio, turn onto Autopista 25 de Mayo westbound and then merge onto Avenida TGL Dellepiane and Autopista TGP Ricchieri. Buenos Aries Ministro Pistarini International Airport is signposted from this point.
Bus: The Manuel Tienda León Bus Company (tel: (011) 4315 5115; www.tiendaleon.com.ar) runs a shuttle bus service between Ezeiza Airport and downtown Buenos Aires. The journey time to the city centre is approximately one hour and tickets can be purchased at booths inside the arrivals hall or online.
Public bus: A cheaper option is to take one of the public bus services; bus 394 runs to Monte Grande railway station and Camino de Cintura; bus 502 serves Ezeiza; bus 51 runs to Constitución via Monte Grande; and bus 8 operates between the airport and central Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo.
Taxi: A taxi booth is located outside the terminals – passengers are advised to use this service instead of verbally agreeing a fare. Municipal taxis (tel: (011) 5480 0066; www.taxiezeiza.com.ar) is among the providers. The journey time to the city centre is around 45 minutes by taxi.
Transfer-Express (tel: (011) 5480 0196) operates chauffeur services between the airport and Buenos Aires.
There are several bureaux de change and ATMs in each terminal. A bank with 24-hour services operates in Terminal A.
Telephone and internet access is available in Terminals A and B, while free Wi-Fi access is offered in Terminal C. Mobile phone hire is located in Terminal A Arrivals and Departures.
There is a range of restaurants at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport. Options are available in each terminal and include fast-food outlets, cafés and eateries serving local and international fare.
There are several shops at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport selling newspapers, local products and fashion items. Duty-free is available in the departure areas of Terminals A and B.
The left-luggage service is located next to the information desk on the ground floor of Terminal A. Lockers are also available in Terminal A. Lost property is handled by the National Aeronautical Police; enquire at the information desks for lost or found items. Luggage trolleys are available for a fee.
Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport has VIP lounges in the departure areas of Terminals A and B (after security); these are pre-bookable (tel: (011) 5480 2588) and are for business-class passengers of various airlines and club members only. Facilities at these lounges include bar and relaxation rooms, showers, internet access and fax facilities.
Aeoropuertos VIP Club (tel: (011) 5480 2064; www.aeropuertosvipclub.com.ar) on the ground floor of Terminal A provides a range of services for an annual membership fee (which enables access to similar lounges in other Argentinean airports).
Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport is fully accessible. Ramps and lifts are located throughout the airport and there are specially adapted bathrooms, toilets and telephones (including telephones for the hearing impaired). There are dedicated parking spaces in the on-site car parks for disabled passengers.
Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport offers parking in a multistorey car park serving Terminal B, an open-air car park next to Terminal A, and an area opposite at Terminal C. There is no distinction between long- and short-term parking at the airport.
Car hire companies at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Hertz and Localiza. Desks for these operators can be found in the arrival areas.