Replies: 21 - Last Post: Dec 17, 2012 11:12 PM Last Post By: trent84
Dec 12, 2012 1:27 PM
Argentina BusesI arrive 4pm'ish in Buenos Aires and from what i can see theres no LAN flights to Iguazu until next morning. Does anyone know what time the evening bus from Buenos Aires to Iguazu goes and what time it arrives?
Also are there any reputable bus companies that people recommend? and if they have any websites that give timetables into February/March.
Is it there a minimum time before a bus journey that you should of booked by eg day/week before hand?
Dec 12, 2012 1:41 PM
1There should be a bus at 6-7pm. And onwards.
Check omnilineas Bus companies and costs are all there. The journey is loooong.
Dec 12, 2012 2:02 PM
Dec 12, 2012 2:08 PM
Dec 12, 2012 2:10 PM
4I thought the bus trip was even longer than that? But that is based entirely on rumour and heresay.
Have you checked other airlines? Or have you considered staying in BA the night and flying the next day (it would still get you there sooner than the bus). We flew some weird local airline with a bad safety record (but we figured it was still safer than the bus!) The pilot did a fantastic fly over (twice) of the falls before landing.
Dec 12, 2012 2:14 PM
Dec 12, 2012 2:32 PM
I made the trip myself, with ViaBariloche, that I would also recommend. Very comfortable cama busses, with excellent service. Actually I preferred bus over flight.
Comparing prices, take into account that you save on one night accommodation.
Dec 12, 2012 2:49 PM
Dec 12, 2012 3:24 PM
8As well as omnilineas, you could also check:
No site has all the bus lines, but for this route the majority are on both. Most of the services are all great and the comfort high. I liked Rio Uruguay when I did that route 5 years ago, and have heard good reports about Singer. I have always loved the seats (tend to be bigger and fewer) and service on other Via Bariloche routes. The trouble with Andesmar (and its subsidiary El Rapido) is that they have had a record of many bus breakdowns over the past 4 years or so due to poor maitenance (I have experienced this myself too many times).
Dec 12, 2012 4:12 PM
9Yeah thats about the right price and time. Buses are expensive in Argentina. And also Brazil. Theres no way around it unfortunately.
You have two options though, so the choice is yours. Buses will get you there, but a flight the next day will get you there before the first available bus.
Though according to expedia there is a flight at 4:45pm with Aerolineas. But thats probably hard to get to if you arrive at 4ish. Also prices are over 200 USD for flights in late Feb. If you want the cheapest option,than bus is probably the way.
Dec 13, 2012 1:13 PM
11I did this trip last week. We took Via Bariloche bus company, leaving Buenos Aires at 6:50pm which arrived at Puerto Iguasu at 1:30pm the following day (scheduled arrival time was 12:30pm). It cost $572 pesos for Cama Class. It was only slightly more expensive than Semi-Cama and totally worth the extra cost for a better seat. They were fine - coffee and drinks throughout the whole trip. The hot dinner was not as good as other Argentinian bus companies I've been on.
We booked a few days ahead (when we arrived in BsAs). There are several bus companies that do the trip and leave at various times throughout the afternoon, so just pick whichever suits your itinerary the best. We only did one night in Iguasu and did the falls the afternoon we arrived. We didnt get to do it all as we arrived late, so I recommend trying to get a bus that arrives mid-morning if you want to do the falls the same day.
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Dec 13, 2012 1:15 PM
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Dec 16, 2012 1:35 PM
14How realistic is it that i could get from the Airport (4-5pm) to the Bus station in time for 7 pm bus? as i dont know Buenos Aires
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