Argentina Transportation

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Argentina Transportation

  • To/From Airport - A/Desde Aeropuerto

    Buenos Aires Transportation

    I found very few information on how to get to Ezeiza airport and how to get back to the city center (Capital Federal). Going there by taxi would be the fastest and the most expensive option. However, if you are not a budget traveler and are ok with paying approximately 300 pesos or more, I still recommend you to book a taxi in advance and agree on...

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  • Taxis

    Buenos Aires Transportation

    If you arrive in Jorge Newbery Airport , walk to departure entrance where taxis dropping off passengers from there you can take the cab Take a look for the radio taxi they are easy to recognized as it shown "radio taxi " they are a lot cheaper than the regular cab for about 20 ars to city center

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  • Subway = Subte

    Buenos Aires Transportation

    The city has a metro network ("subte", short form of "tren subterraneo", which means "underground train"). It is very efficient and you can save a lot of time by using it It is also very cheap (1.10 pesos for any combination) however, the Subte will be incredibly crowded during peak hour and depending on where you are catching it from, you may have...

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  • International Airport - EZE

    Buenos Aires Transportation

    A lot of people ask the same question, how do I get from the airport to the city? TAXI, or REMIS is the best option. The airport is VERY far away from the city, it will take you over 30 minutes to get there by taxi. Public transportation will take you hours, not a good idea when you have bags with you... You can pre-order online (right now, $340...

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  • Buses arround Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires Transportation

    Buses are a good way of transportation. You can buy a "guia T" at any news paper's kiosco. It has the detail of the traject of every bus of the capital city. You must know that you can pay only with sube card or coins, the machine gives u change from coins but notes are not accepted at all. If you don't have sube card or coins, the bus driver will...

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  • To/From Uruguay = A/Desde Uruguay

    Buenos Aires Transportation

    Uruguay is just a few hours from Buenos Aires, a day trip to Colonia is worth to do so There are daily journeys to and from Colonia and Montevideo in Uruguay. Three companies operate this service But the day we like to leave is only Buquebus available. Is not the cheapest boat, but we can depart on the day we want Buquebus is the most expensive...

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  • Trains = Trenes

    Buenos Aires Transportation

    At the website you have maps of the trains. The Mitre train is very safe and it's ok, it's the one I use every day to go to work. And it's the same you must take to go to Tigre (which is a one day trip that I recommend you to do in a sunny day). If you are staying for a while you can take a 15says or a monthly ticket (abono is how we call the...

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  • Long Distance Buses

    Buenos Aires Transportation

    You can go to Buenos Aires from the whole country or from neighbour countries by bus; the arrival point is Terminal Retiro, a really huge bus station. Distances usually are long, so you will arrive there very tired! Pueden ir a Buenos Aires desde todo el país o desde países vecinos en bus; el punto de llegada es la Terminal Retiro, una estación...

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  • National Airport - Jorge Newbery

    Buenos Aires Transportation

    Please see my previous EZE airport tip for more information. In general, BA has two airports. Jorge Newbery Aeroparque is the smaller domestic airport, and it's within the city of Buenos Aires. Most domestic flights within the country depart from here. Newbery is a simple airport to deal with, and if you're arriving or departing at odd hours, you...

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  • Reciprocity fee

    Argentina started with this 'reciprocity fee' end of December 2009 for citizens visting the country, whose home nation charges Argentineans a fee to obtain a visa fee to enter their country. They charge the same amount as Argentineans has to pay (USA visitors - 160 US dollars / Canadians 75 or 150 Us dollars / Australians 100 US dollars).In the...

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  • Long Distance Bus

    Most of the time when you think of the bus you think of the Greyhound, which is not especially roomy nor particularly comfortable. Argentina, because of the lack of rail service, depends more than anything on long distance bus service, at least for those who cannot afford to fly. Instead of going back to Buenos Aires from Cordoba I chose to take...

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  • Air Service

    Because of the very large distances involved, flying is often the only realistic option due to the time involved in taking the bus.Aeroparque Jorge Newberry (AEP) is located in the Palermo neighborhood, not far from downtown Buenos Aires, so it isn't a very expensive cab ride. At the time of my last visit it was the center of domestic air travel in...

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  • Travel Agent in Argentina- Monforte

    Most of the time you can find a pretty good fare getting to Argentina, however because of a confusing two-tiered pricing system on domestic air, you can end up paying substantially more if you book independently. I took the recommendation of my doctor friend and booked with a small agency in Buenos Aires. They arranged all my air travel inside the...

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  • no reciprocity fees flying Mendoza thru...

    No, flying in to Argentina through Mendoza you will not have to have paid the Argentina reciprocity fee (or the Chile fee).If you just connect through Santiago Airport, book your bags through, and do not go through immigration (leave international transit area), you will not have to pay either the Chile reciprocity fee (only payable on entry...

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  • Flying – several options

    Argentina is a big country and the distances between the main tourist sights are huge. The most convenient and fast way of travelling is by airplane. Most of the domestic flights within Argentina are operated by Aerolineas Argentinas /Austral and since a couple of years LAN Argentina and Andes Líneas Aéreas.Aerolineas had 'on again off again labour...

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  • Carry On Luggage on domestic flights

    The carry on limit for domestic flights is 5 kg. This is strictly enforced. Avoid the embarrassment of being found overweight and having to stuff a bunch of your things into your checked luggage in front of everyone else. Before getting in line you are usually able to weigh your bags.

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  • Chalten Travel Turismo

    Chalten Travel provides transportation to various attractions in Patagonia. In January 2010, I travelled with them to El Chalten and in February 2011, I travelled with them when I travelled up the Ruta 40 from Calafate to Bariloche.There is all year transportation (reduced service off season) from El Calafate to El Chalten. It cost me around...

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  • Over the mountains

    Flying on DAP Airlines is like flying in your own private plane.There were only 4 other passengers and the 2 pilots aboard when we left El Calafate.It was a beautiful day and a smooth ride across the mountains to Chile. I would highly recommend this airline to anyone unless you are afraid of riding in small planes.There is a weight limit on luggage...

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  • Patagonia Totale tour operator in Trelew

    If you like to go aroud Patagonia by ground you have only one choise: PATAGONIA TOTALE, of Trelew, is the sole tour operator organizing the Caretera Austral and Ruta 40 crossing. Write to Gianni: patagoniaonline@infovia.com.ar

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  • Buses to Argentina from Brasil

    If you are in Brasil you can get a bus from Rio, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Florianopolis or Porto Alegre to Buenos Aires or other cities but it´s better to stop on the way, because it´s a long run, but it's the cheapeast way to get there ( see bus company website below ).

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  • Via Bariloche

    I used the company, Via Bariloche, to travel around on my last trip (February 2011) to Esquel and to Buenos Aires. When booking your ticket, you usually get your seat allocated.It cost me 69 ARP (One way) from Bariloche to Esquel for when I visited Trevelin. The journey took 4.5 hours and stops at different places down the Ruta 40 including El...

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  • Only for the daring: make your own...

    theres a guy called jorge tobar. he's retired, but he flies trikes (like a sandbuggy with a wing).you can plan with him your own voyage through the northern argentinian skies.(if you would just like a normal tour, he can do that too)the price is more or less at 350 pezo for the flight hour, but you can come to other arangements depending on what...

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  • Peninsula Valdes

    Bus travel in Argentina is safe and comfortable, depending on the category of the bus. However, distances are huge and going to Puerto Madryn from Buenos Aires would take your daughter between 18-20 hours. We just visited Peninsula Valdés for the wildlife, most precisely for the whales and sea elephants, and we stayed in Puerto Pirámides, that we...

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  • between AEP - EZE

    If you have a domestic flight after your international arrival (or the other way around), be aware almost all domestic flights (during our last stay - March 2009 - I saw on the monitors at Ezeiza some flights from Ushuaia and El Calafate) do leave from the airport Aeroparque, about 40 km’s from the international airport Ezeiza.Really check your...

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  • Car rental in Calafate to tour down to...

    To wrap up my experience, I checked the local car rentals and they were ll quite costly. In the end I settled for AVIS, who offered the possibility to have the papers for Chile with a good rate (600 euro vs 900 for 11 days). However, the rate, was not with unlimited mileage so I had to pay 100 euros extra for this (but I had clocked almost 4000...

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  • Taxi or Remis

    TaxiThere are thousands of the so called ‘Radio Taxis’, all black and yellow painted and a lighted sign on the roof. These are the official taxis in Buenos Aires and the safest and taking one of these will never be a problem. (The others do not and some people have problems with these if you do not know what the price should be and how to get to...

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  • Long-distance buses

    Due to a strike of the pilots of Aerolineas Argentinas I have a lot of information about the long distance buses in Argentina. I think you can reach ‘every corner’ of this enormous country by bus. In every town you will find a central situated bus station ( in Bs As near by the Retiro Railway Station), where you can buy tickets or just do it on the...

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  • Puerto Natales - El Calafate

    The best way to travel from/to Chile between El Calafate and Puerto Natales is by bus. There are a couple of companies running services between the two countries. We took Cootra to cross the border between Argentina and Chile. The ride takes about 5 hours, depending the time at the two immigration offices in Villa Dorotea (we needed about 1 hour to...

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  • Local buses

    We used local buses ('colectivos') in Buenos Aires and Puerto Iguazù. It is a very cheap and common way of transportation and if you are just looking around in Bs As it seems if there are ‘thousands’ of buses. It is a great experience, at least one should travel once by bus like many local people do. In Buenos Aires you can ‘enjoy’ the crazy...

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  • Buenos Aires: Subte / Metro

    Buenos Aires should have the oldest metro in South America. I think they use still these old wagons of wood from 1913, at least on Line A. These line is one of the 5 metro lines in Bs As (just read there is also a so called ‘premetro’). Four are going to/from the city centre to/from several suburbs and one is more or less connecting these four...

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  • Train - less important

    Travelling by train in Argentina is not so important for tourists. Most of the rail lines are connecting suburbs of Buenos Aires (and some cities in nearby provinces) with one of the railway stations in or nearby the city centre. Train transportation can be useful if you are accommodated close to on of the stations.We had a B&B in Vicente Lopez, on...

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  • Taxis are cheap.

    There are literally dozens of taxis available in the city. We tried to take taxis from our hotel. These people are usually known to the hotel as safe and reliable. We did on occasion take a taxi from the street corner, but didn't make a habit of it. The drivers are very fast and don't pay a lot of attention to lines on the road. They seem to drive...

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  • It's a BIG country

    Distances in Argentina are huge and, unless you have plenty of time, getting around in any other than flying is neither feasible or practical. If you're planning to see the great attractions of the country and you have only two or three weeks at your disposal, you really don't want to be spending hours, let alone days, on a bus - and don't even...

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  • Horses for courses

    Self drive, organised tour, public transport or private car and driver? The options for making the most of any destination in Argentina are up to you.With limited time and a reasonable budget (there were 4 of us to share the costs of drivers and hire cars), we did a bit of each. You can get everywhere in Buenos Aires by public transport so we found...

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  • PUTS GREYHOUND TO SHAME!

    THe best way to travel and do it for a reasonable price it to take one of the fabulous CATA busses. There are many other lines but we found CATA to be the most clean and comfortable. If you have plenty of time do yourself a favor and take the ride from Mendoza to Santiago through the mountains, this will be something you will never forget, this...

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  • Travelling by bus

    Argentina is HUGE! You realise that once you start travelling. Compared to Europe is Greece to Norway. Argentina has a well developed coach system that takes you to all corners of the country provided you have enough time in your hands. There are many coach companies which compete each other in luxury. You will find them all at the main coach...

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  • Crossing Border from Argentina to...

    Get a bus to La Quiaca (Arg), take a taxi to the close village Villazon (Bolivia) and just accross the street walking through the border. Taxi is very cheap and people don't bother travellers at all. This is one of the most safe border of South America, but of course, don't ever change money on the street. Best rate of money change is at the first...

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  • Definitely by Bus

    A multitude of buses and routes are available to many parts of over Argentina. Buses offer sleeping beds along with both budget and first class seats. Some seats even fold into beds for passanger comfort. For the long routes try to spend more and book a full cama service (which includes an almost 180° foldable bed, Tv with english movies, food and...

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  • Route Planner

    The excellent RUTAS ARGENTINAS route planner is one of the best I've seen anywhere. It's in Spanish but I managed it ok and I hardly read a word.

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  • From the coast to Bariloche

    The site below gives you information on intercity bus services including those to and from Bariloche. From the coast most take at least 12 hours (which sounds like hell to me) but they often go overnight so if you can sleep on buses it makes good use of what time you have. There is a much more comfortable option which is to get to a bus to Viedma...

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  • Internet or travel agent?

    With all the information and advice you could wish for at your fingertips, surfing the net for travel bargains and booking online has become part and parcel of modern travel. There are some great deals to be found and generally it works. but not always. There are no domestic fare deals available for non- residents in Argentina, and given the level...

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  • Antartic Cruise Ship

    Most people plan ahead for an Antartic cruise but you can get some good deal here in Ushuaia if you are flexible.It is sometimes possible to get last minute cruises at a great discount.We saw many signs in the windows of travel agencies for some tempting deals.The picture is of a former Russian icebreaker turned cruise ship that plies the waters...

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  • Rent a car

    Our car was waiting on us when we got to the airport in El Calafate.Wagen rent a car has a booth at the International Airport.The fellow working the booth was very personable and my husband enjoyed trying out his spanish with him.

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  • To far to walk

    Where we were staying was not in town so we soon realized that we needed some wheels to get us around. The owner of our cottage took us to Localiza to get a car. It was around $50 per day. Driving around Ushuaia wasn't much of a problem. Figuring out which way to go downtown wasn't easy sometimes.We dropped the car off at the airport when we left.

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  • Soon come

    We flew from Ushuaia to El Calafate on the Aerolines Argentina. I don't know if they always fly behind schedule but they were 4 hours late arriving at the Ushuaia airport. They did make up some time on the flight because we got there in less than an hour.They also served a drink and snack in flight.The Ushuaia airport was nice and clean but the few...

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