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Air

From Mardel's Ástor Piazzolla International Airport, 10km north of town, Aerolíneas Argentinas has several daily flights to Buenos Aires.

Bus

Mar del Plata’s sparkling bus terminal is next to the train station, about 2km northwest of the beach. To reach the center, cross Av Luro in front of the terminal and take local bus 511 or 512 heading southeast; taxis to downtown cost around AR$50.

In the city center, the ticket agency Central de Pasajes sells long-distance bus tickets for most companies, saving you a trip to the terminal.

Buses from Mar del Plata

Bahía Blanca

Cost (AR$)

819

Duration (hr)

8

Bariloche

Cost (AR$)

1688

Duration (hr)

19

Buenos Aires

Cost (AR$)

630-730

Duration (hr)

Córdoba

Cost (AR$)

1575-1800

Duration (hr)

16-18

Mar Chiquita

Cost (AR$)

30

Duration (hr)

40min

Mendoza

Cost (AR$)

1250-1785

Duration (hr)

18-21

Pinamar

Cost (AR$)

225

Duration (hr)

Puerto Madryn

Cost (AR$)

1436-1735

Duration (hr)

16

Tandil

Cost (AR$)

217

Duration (hr)

4

Villa Gesell

Cost (AR$)

205

Duration (hr)

Train

The train station is adjacent to the bus terminal, 2km from the beach. Trains with primera-class service (US$40) run between Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires’ Constitución station (six hours) three times weekly (on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) in each direction. Visit Ferrobaires for more information, and be sure to reserve tickets well ahead in summer.