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Flights to Buenos Aires

The best price found from United States to Buenos Aires is on February 28th, 2019, travelling with LATAM Airlines Group. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

DCA
Washington Ronald Reagan
from $962.00
EPA
El Palomar

Getting around by air

Ezeiza

Most international flights arrive at Buenos Aires’ Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini, about 35km south of the Center. Ezeiza is a modern airport with ATMs, restaurants, a pharmacy and duty-free shops.

Ezeiza Arrival & Departure Tips

  • Canadian passport holders have to pay a reciprocity fee of US$100 before arriving in Argentina; ideally you'll be reminded of this when you buy your plane ticket. You'll need to pay this fee online with a credit card before arriving in Argentina; see www.migraciones.gov.ar and click on 'tourism fees' ('tasa de reciprocidad'). At the time of research, the reciprocity fees for US and Australian citizens had been revoked, but always seek up-to-date advice before travelling.
  • There’s a tourist information booth immediately after passing through customs.
  • When departing Buenos Aires, get to Ezeiza at least two to three hours before your international flight out; security and immigration lines can be long. And be aware that traffic is often bad getting to Ezeiza; it can take an hour or more.

Transport Options

Taxi

To catch a taxi, go past the transportation ‘lobby’ area immediately outside customs, walk past the taxi touts, and you’ll see the freestanding city taxi stand (with a blue sign saying Taxi Ezeiza.

Chauffeur-Driven Car

For a special treat, reserve a luxury car from Silver Star Transport; you’ll be driven by native English speakers to the destination of your choice.

Airport Shuttle

If you’re traveling alone, the best option is to catch a shuttle with a transfer company such as Manuel Tienda León. You’ll see its stand immediately as you exit customs, in the transportation ‘lobby’ area. Frequent shuttles cost AR$240 per person to the Center, run all day and night, and take 40 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic. They’ll deposit you at the MTL office in Retiro (from where you can take a taxi).

Another service is ArBus, which stops in the city center, Retiro and Palermo (AR$200 per person).

A shuttle service directed at independent travelers, is Hostel Shuttle. Check the website for schedules and drop-off destinations (only certain hostels), and try to book ahead.

Aeroparque

Most domestic flights arrive at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport, a short distance from downtown Buenos Aires.

Transport Options

Bus

Manuel Tienda León and ArBus offer hourly transfers from Ezeiza to Aeroparque. To get from Aeroparque to the Center, take public bus 33 or 45 (don’t cross the street; take them going south); you'll need a loaded SUBE transportation card, though, as the buses no longer accept cash.

Taxi

A taxi to the Center costs around AR$160.