To/From Airport - A/Desde Aeropuerto, Buenos Aires
Passing through immigration and customs was a breeze, my first time and decided to take the bus to recoletta rather than go through the annoyance of having to negotiate with taxi drivers. (i was told they ask for 120+ peso and drop to 70-90 peso). The desk of Manuel Tienda Leon was just on the left. English speaking, 40 peso or 45 with connection to your residence. Buses left on time and every 30 min. Arrived at recoletta abouit 30 min later and then it took less than 10 min before being one my way to my hotel via private care share with 2 other passenger. On the way to the air port remember to call and book your pick up 24 hours before, or like me catch a taxi to their bus station (about 12 peso9 located behind the Sheraton. Make sure the driver knows this and keep an I open otherwise he might try to drop you off at the main bus station nearby and cost you and extra few pesos and about 5 minutes. Buses leave ever 30 min on the hour. Friendly Service Guy with tattoos.
There are a plethora of private car services (private remises) available for moving in and around Buenos Aires. Often, their services are needed for airport to airport transfers, if you're passing through BA and onto a domestic flight. The international airport (Pistarini/Ezeiza) is a substantial distance outside the city, and the domestic airport (Newbery Aeroparque) is well within the confines of Buenos Aires. Timewise and depending on the traffic, you could be talking a transfer time of 1-2 hours, or more.
We were VERY happy with our private remise service, SilverStar Car Service. They are reliable, punctual, and incredibly helpful. This is a small service run by a husband and wife team (Fred and Karina Badagnani). You'll either be picked up with Karina's high-end Citroen C4, or in Fred's "iconic in BA" Lincoln Town Car. Fred is American and Karina is Argentinian, so helping travelers in English is a specialty. These folks will take excellent care of you, whether you need an airport transfer, town car services, or even a local guided tour. Karina basically gave us free guided tours both times we rode with her - very informative.
Down below, I'll list the website, as well as Fred's personal email address. Be sure to tell him that Pete from Florida sent you his way.
Here is all of their contact info:
US Phone: 214.502.1605 (if calling from the USA)
Cell Phone: 15.6826.8876 (Fred's cell inside Argentina)
Cell calls from outside Argentina 011.54.911.6826.8876
Fred's direct email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To get to Buenos Aires from the international airport, Ezeiza, you can take a cab. As soon as you step out of the terminal there will be about 20 drivers trying to persuade you to hire them. If money is no object, this is not a bad way to go. They will help you with your luggage and drop you off at your destination. When I left, it cost about $35 (about U$S 12) including tolls. Make sure when the drivers quote you a price, they're including the tolls (peaje) in that price. PLEASE NOTE THAT PRICES MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE THEN. THIS INFORMATION IS BASED ON MY LAST TRIP IN 2003.
Just got back to Atlanta after my first trip (will definitely return) to Buenos Aires. Chose "Go Airport Taxi" to take me to and from the Ezeiza Airport. They were on time, car was new and comfortable. This is important because it was quite hot outside and AC is a must. Will use them again if/when I return. Used my US credit card on their website and it worked perfectly. I tried to use my credit card on the Bukebus that took me to Uruguay and it had issues, so I was happy to use a US system for my credit card payment (plus, it's much more secure than handing over my card to an attendant).
Anyways, kudos to Go Airport Taxi, and to my driver that took me to the airport the other night...I think his name is Frederico. Traffic and all, he got me there on time.
Theres no train there, the best way to get to the other airport is by taxi or transfers. Its simple to get one inside the airport very next to the door outside customs. Maybe they are a little more expensive but it worth it, dont take a taxi from the street there. And if you do, try to get the ones that has telephone numbers on their doors. Inside the airport i guess you can pay with everything, outside i recommend to pay in pesos.
Convenient way to get into town from EZE airport (Aeroparque too I believe). Buy tickets in the arrivals hall or at the stop outside terminal B.
Journey into town takes around 40 mins and arrives at the modern terminal on Av Madero.
The main international airport for Bs.As. is Ezeza, which is about a 30 minute ride from downtown. Make sure you get a taxi from inside the airport and do not get one outside at the curb. The fare is about 10 pesos (about 3 USD last I was there).
The airport in downtown Bs.As. is for domestic flights only (as well as flights to Uruguay).
There is a bus service from the airport terminal to the city centre. Manuel Tienda Leon operates one that leaves the airport every half hour from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Purchase a ticket from the booth just outside the customs area. Fare is about 14 pesos (one way). The buses go to all the major downtown hotels and the central bus terminal; travel time ±40 minutes.
Shuttle bus service, the cheapest and most effective way of traveling between the city and both airports (EZE/AEP). The bus leaves every 1 hour from 1-6 a.m. and every 30 minutes afterward. From EZE, look for Leon's booth right after you get off from the custom. From airport, the bus will take you to Plaza San Martin where you will be transferred to a smaller vehicle which will drop you off in front of your hotel at no extra cost. The fee is 50 Pesos each way. On the way back to the airport, you can arrange a hotel pick up (phone# provided below) in advance.
I used Go Airport Taxi (www.goairporttaxi.com.ar) from the Ezeiza airport to my hotel in Pallermo it ended up being 60 dollars. I chose the high-end taxi, which was very comfortable (and because my employer paid for it). Paid online, my flight arrived on-time, but my luggage took 35 minutes to appear. Wasn't a problem though...the driver was there. I guess the best of all is that I paid online with my corporate credit card, so I didn't have to go through much hassle expensing it. Can't do that when I go to Sao Paulo unless I book my taxi once I arrive. Highly recommendable.
The best way to/from EZE, Ministro Pistarini International Airport, is by Manuel Tienda Leon bus or by taxi. You could find the latest informtation on the official websites:
Manuel Tienda Leon: http://www.tiendaleon.com.ar/home/home.asp
The bus/remis stand for Manuel Tienda Leon is either in arrival hall or outside of the airport(where you take the Leon bus).
The stand for airport taxi official is right inside the arrival hall.
Although the cheapest way is to take bus #8, it's rather inconvenient.
Once you get out of the customs and immigration there are booths for you to buy transportation to the city.
if alone, get manuel tienda leon buses which go every twenty minutes to downtown the cose is 22 pesos
once there for an additional peso or two there would ferry you to the down town area hotels or hostels.
if more than one person, i advise you to take a taxi or a remis.
From Ezeiza (International Airport ) to Downtown my suggestion is take Manuel Tienda Leon bus, is cheap and confortable bus. Its possible to book and leave/take your hotel.
Ezeiza to downtown is just 22 pesos
O hotel me ofereceu um serviço de transporte (remis) em carro particular, mas de uma empresa especializada (acho que chama Sólo). Esperam você no aeroporto com aquelas plaquinhas com seu nome.
Custa P$40. Me pareceu bom o serviço.
Usei na volta também, chamado pelo hotel.
Existe um serviço de ônibus especial (Manuel Leon) que te leva até o centro e daí em van até o hotel, por P$18. Só para quem vai sozinho. E se tiver pouca bagagem e espírito de aventura pode pegar o ônibus comum, mas não sei detalhes.
No aeroporto existem outras opções, os passageiros que chegam são submergidos em ofertas...
Inclusive remises mais baratas um pouquinho.