Travel to Argentina

Flying to Argentina

Argentina’s national airline is Aerolíneas Argentinas (AR) (www.aerolineas.com.ar). The cheapest times to fly to Argentina tend to be September, and April to June, although travel to South America from Europe tends to always be quite pricey. Most international flights come into Ministro Pistarini airport just outside Buenos Aires. British Airways (www.ba.com) runs direct flights to Argentina from the UK.

Flight times:

From London - 13 hours 45 minutes; New York - 11 hours.

Air passes:

The GOL South America Pass (www.voegol.com.br) is valid on GOL flights within Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, ParaguayUruguay and Venezuela. The pass can only be purchased by Brazilian citizens and passengers who live outside South America. It must be booked in conjunction with an international ticket and is valid for five to 30 days.

The South American Pass is valid on Aerolíneas Argentinas (www.aerolineas.com.ar) and Austral (its domestic subsidiary) flights only. The pass can only be purchased by passengers who live outside South America and whose international flights are booked with Aerolíneas Argentinas. Up to 12 flight coupons are allowed and it is valid for up to 90 days.

Oneworld Visit South America Pass (www.oneworld.com) is valid within Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile (except Easter Island), Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Participating airlines are American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), LAN (LA), Qatar Airways (QR), TAM (KK) and their affiliates. The pass must be bought outside South America in the country of residence. It allows unlimited travel to over 60 destinations. You can take as many flights as you like, but a you must book a minimum of three flights.

Departure tax:

None.

Airport guides

Airport Code: EZE. Location: Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport is situated at Ezeiza, 22km (13 miles)... Money: There are several bureaux de change and ATMs in each terminal. A bank with 24-hour services... Read more

Other airports in Argentina

Aeroparque International Jorge Newbery

Airport Code: AEP. Location: Jorge Newbery airport is situated just 4km (2.5 miles) from Buenos Aires city centre, on the... Website: http://www.aa2000.com.ar. Public transport description: Buses 33, 37 and 45 pick up along the Constanera (coast road) at the front of the airport and make various stops as they travel downtown. Manuel Tienda Léon (tel: (011) 4315 5115; www.tiendaleon.com.ar) and Transfer Express (tel: (011) 4852 6776) operate private car transfers and shuttle bus services to the city centre and the International Airport. Municipal taxis are readily available and Remises Universal (tel: (011) 4105 5555; www.remisesuniversal.com) provides a private car service.

Travel by rail

Getting to Argentina by boat

Cruise ships:

A number of cruise operators stop off at Buenos Aires, including Princess Cruises (www.princess.com) and Royal Caribbean (www.royalcaribbean.co.uk).

Ferry operators:

Ferry services run between Uruguay and Buenos Aires. Travellers can reach the Argentine capital from Montevideo, Colonia and Punta del Este. See www.buquebus.com.




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