Iguazu to Salta to Buenos Aires
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Feb 7, 2013 1:41 PM Last Post By: polyglot25
Jan 20, 2013 2:12 PM
Is it possible to book buses from the guest-houses/hostels in Iguazu and Salta for these journeys a few days before hand?. My spanish will be rubbish so hoping as these are tourist areas it wont be so hard.
Are there flights which do these routes in late Feb
Jan 21, 2013 4:27 AM
1Is it possible to book buses from the guest-houses/hostels ONLY FROM INTERNET, AGENCIES OR AT BUS STATION, in Iguazu and Salta for these journeys a few days before hand A FEW DAYS USUALLY FINE, UNLESS AN UNUSUALLY BUSY TIME. My spanish will be rubbish so hoping as these are tourist areas it wont be so hard. IT SHOULD BE FINE, JUST BE AWARE THAT TO BUS FROM IGUAZU TO SALTA USUALLY INVOLVES A CHANGE IN CORRIENTES OR OTHER LOCATION MIDWAY
Are there flights which do these routes in late Feb YES, but only for certain days for Iguazu-Salta, check Argentinas Aerolineas site.
Jan 21, 2013 10:50 AM
2For booking buses I have used www.plataforma10.com many times, although ticket offices at the bus station are easy as anything. FlechaBus is a good company to go with. It's a looong journey from Puerto Iguazú to Salta - as the previous poster said you can stop in Corrientes. It's not massively interesting, though! Usually a couple of days is fine - why not book your bus to Salta when you arrive in Puerto Iguazú?
Jan 26, 2013 4:27 PM
3you should have no problem booking your bus to salta at the bus station in Puerto Iquazu.....it is a big tourist area so staff should have enough english to easily allow you to book ticket.....just call into station the day before....it is along trip though...if i remember correctly it took me 26 hours a few years ago
Jan 30, 2013 1:32 PM
4Yes, there are many buses, but a few hints will help:
Iguazu is not a long-distance bus station, but some large companies are represented there. The next long-distance station is Posadas (270 km South-West). To go there, make sure you take a RAPIDO / DIRECTO service, otherwise it takes 4-5 hours!
From Posadas, there are not flat-bed services to Salta, although the journey is VERY long. May be there is a Cama/Suite service to Tucuman (from there, Salta is quite close).
The whole journey will be at least 21 hours if you manage to get a good connection in Posadas....
The flight from Iguazu to Salta is much quicker but it is even more expensive than other domestic flights as it is only for tourists :-)
Jan 30, 2013 4:40 PM
5There is lots of same-bus service to Corrientes from Puerto Iguazu:
Feb 6, 2013 1:19 PM
Feb 7, 2013 1:29 PM
7Ideally i don't want to spend much time at any connection on the journey from Puerto Iguazu to Salta (certainly no over nights) and 26hr sounds doable (probably not much fun)
The websites don't seem to give any buses for any of the days - anyone have any email contacts for the bus companies - eg Andesmar sounds the main one
Feb 7, 2013 1:36 PM
8The option we took was an overnight bus from Puerto Iguazú to Corrientes (FlechaBus) which arrived in the morning. We spent the day visiting Corrientes (pleasant enough, by the Paraná River) before embarking on another overnight bus (also FlechaBus) that evening from Corrientes to Salta. Nicely cut the journey in half - 26 hours is beyond my personal tolerance, not to mention my wife's! Can you really not find anything on Plataforma 10? It's worked so well in the past...
Feb 7, 2013 1:41 PM
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