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Air

Aeropuerto Internacional de Neuquén is west of town off RN 22. There are at least six flights per day with Aerolíneas Argentinas (www.aerolineas.com.ar) to Buenos Aires, as well as several more with LATAM (www.latam.com). Austral (www.austral.com.ar) serves Mendoza, Bahía Blanca, Córdoba and Comodoro Rivadavia daily, and there are frequent international flights to Santiago de Chile with LATAM.

Bus

Neuquén is a major hub for domestic and international bus services. Accordingly, the Terminal de Omnibus Neuquén, about 3.5km west of Parque Central, is well decked out, with restaurants, gift stores and even a luggage carousel. To get downtown take either a Pehueche bus (AR$10; buy a ticket at local 41) or a taxi (AR$90).

Several carriers offer service to Chile: Via Bariloche (www.viabariloche.com.ar) goes to Temuco (AR$510, 11 hours, 9am daily).

Neuquén is a jumping-off point for deep-south Patagonian destinations. Northern destinations such as Catamarca, San Juan, Tucumán, Salta and Jujuy may require a bus change in Mendoza, though the entire ticket can be purchased in Neuquén.

The following lists daily departures to nearly all long-distance destinations; provincial destinations are served numerous times daily:

Aluminé

Cost (AR$)

627

Duration (hr)

6

Frequency

7:20pm daily

Bahía Blanca

Cost (AR$)

629

Duration (hr)

7-8½

Frequency

8 daily

Buenos Aires

Cost (AR$)

632-1414

Duration (hr)

15-18¾

Frequency

10 daily

Chos Malal

Cost (AR$)

567-719

Duration (hr)

6

Frequency

11:20pm daily

Córdoba

Cost (AR$)

1395-1593

Duration (hr)

16½

Frequency

12:15pm daily

El Bolsón

Cost (AR$)

618-749

Duration (hr)

8

Frequency

5:40pm daily

Esquel

Cost (AR$)

815-978

Duration (hr)

10¼

Frequency

7:50pm daily

Junín de los Andes

Cost (AR$)

565-837

Duration (hr)

6

Frequency

4 daily

Mendoza

Cost (AR$)

1100-1505

Duration (hr)

11¼-12¾

Frequency

2 daily

Puerto Madryn

Cost (AR$)

760-1075

Duration (hr)

11

Frequency

7 daily

San Martín de los Andes

Cost (AR$)

570-950

Duration (hr)

6½-8

Frequency

4 daily

San Rafael

Cost (AR$)

800-1125

Duration (hr)

7¾-9½

Frequency

5 daily

Viedma

Cost (AR$)

780

Duration (hr)

8¼-9

Frequency

2 daily

Villa la Angostura

Cost (AR$)

855-1084

Duration (hr)

Frequency

2 daily

Zapala

Cost (AR$)

249-316

Duration (hr)

3

Frequency

5 daily