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Air

Aerolíneas Argentinas and LATAM fly daily to Buenos Aires; Aerolíneas also flies to Córdoba five times weekly. Aeropuerto Benjamín Matienzo is 8km east of downtown; a remise (taxi) costs around AR$250 from the town center.

Land

Bus

Tucumán’s bus terminal is a major affair, with 60 platforms and plenty of shops and services. The bus information booth is outside, by the supermarket.

Buses from Tucumán

Buenos Aires

Cost (AR$)

1958-2478

Duration (hr)

15-18

Cafayate

Cost (AR$)

385-430

Duration (hr)

Catamarca

Cost (AR$)

300-350

Duration (hr)

3¼-3¾

Córdoba

Cost (AR$)

750-976

Duration (hr)

7-9

Jujuy

Cost (AR$)

456-660

Duration (hr)

4½-5½

La Quiaca

Cost (AR$)

657-752

Duration (hr)

9-11

La Rioja

Cost (AR$)

590

Duration (hr)

Mendoza

Cost (AR$)

1550-1783

Duration (hr)

13-15

Puerto Iguazú

Cost (AR$)

1404-1886

Duration (hr)

21

Resistencia

Cost (AR$)

1159-1242

Duration (hr)

11-12

Salta

Cost (AR$)

415-548

Duration (hr)

Salvador Mazza

Cost (AR$)

910-1050

Duration (hr)

10-13

Santiago del Estero

Cost (AR$)

205

Duration (hr)

2

Tafí del Valle

Cost (AR$)

156

Duration (hr)

2-3

Train

Tucumán is connected to Buenos Aires (via La Banda/Santiago del Estero and Rosario) daily from beautiful Estación Mitre. Expect long delays, poor visibility, ordinary food and questionable cleanliness. As the trip is so cheap it books up well in advance.

At the time of research, trains were leaving Buenos Aires’ Retiro station seven times a day on the 15- to 18-hour journey. From Tucumán, trains leave twice daily for Buenos Aires. The trip costs AR$74/130 in 1st class/Pullman class (reclinable seats). There's a bar/restaurant on board.