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Posadas

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

Micros to Encarnación, Paraguay (AR$3), leave every 20 minutes from the corner of San Lorenzo and Entre Ríos. With border formalities, the trip can take more than an hour, but is usually quicker.

Everyone gets out to clear Argentine emigration. The bus may leave without you; hang onto your ticket to catch the next one. The same happens on the Paraguayan side. There’s a handy tourist office right by Paraguayan immigration, and official moneychangers hanging around. Make sure you get small denominations: a 100, 000 guaraní note is hell to change. At time of research, the Paraguayan guaraní was running at 4525 to the US dollar and 1434 to the Argentine peso.

Launches (AR$3) cross Río Paraná to Encarnación from the dock at the east end of Av Guacurarí, but there is no immigration facility, so you’re better off crossing the bridge.

For transport from Posadas to the Esteros del Iberá, see p203.

Posadas’ bus terminal (425800; Quaranta, RN 12 & Av Santa Catalina) can be reached from downtown by buses 8, 15, 21 or 24 (AR$1).

All of the following destinations are served at least daily, most are served several times a day. Travel times are approximate.

Destination - Cost (AR$) - Duration (hr)

Asunción (Paraguay) - 56 - 6

Buenos Aires - 124 - 14

Corrientes - 29 - 4

Paso de los Libres - 45 - 6

Puerto Iguazú - 30 - 5

Resistencia - 31 - 5

Rosario - 103 - 16

Santa Fe - 91 - 14

Tucumán - 107 - 18

Yapeyú - 38 - 5

Bus services to San Ignacio (AR$5, one hour) begin at 5:15am and depart roughly half-hourly.

Train

From Posadas’ Estación Ferrocarril Urquiza (train station; 436076; General Madariaga s/n), the battered old Gran Capitán runs to Buenos Aires’ Retiro train station on Sundays and Wednesdays at 7pm. It theoretically takes 26 hours, but usually takes many more. The cheapest class costs AR$39, while a sleeping berth costs AR$125.

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Air

Aerolíneas Argentinas (422036; Ayacucho 1728) flies five times weekly to the Aeroparque in Buenos Aires (AR$529).

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