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Travel to Argentina

Flying to Argentina

Argentina’s national airline is Aerolíneas Argentinas (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 ( runs direct flights to Argentina from the UK.

The major airport is: Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport.

Airport Guides

Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport




Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport is situated at Ezeiza, 32km (19 miles) southwest of Buenos Aires.


+54 114852 6900

Autopista Tte Gral. Ricchieri Km 33,5
Buenos Aires

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Aeroparque International Jorge Newbery




Jorge Newbery airport is situated just 4km (2.5 miles) from Buenos Aires city centre, on the Costanera Norte beside the Rio de la Plata.


+54 11 5480 6111


Flight times

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

Air passes

The GOL South America Pass ( is valid on GOL flights within Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Uruguay 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 90 days.

The South American Pass is valid on Aerolíneas Argentinas ( 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 ( 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 you must book a minimum of three flights, including your inbound flight.

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Travelling to Argentina by Rail

Driving to Argentina

Getting to Argentina by boat

Cruise ships

A number of cruise operators stop off at Buenos Aires, including Princess Cruises ( and Royal Caribbean (

Ferry operators

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

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