Travelling to Buenos Aires

About Argentina

Located in South America, and thus, in the southern hemisphere, Argentina has an area of almost 3.8 million square kilometers, 2.8 on the continent ? approximately 54% are plains (grasslands and savannahs), 23%, plateaus, and the other 23%, mountains - and the remainder in the Antarctic. It is 3,800 Km. long and is located between latitude 22º and 55º. Its border with Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile has a perimeter of 9,376 Km, while the territory bordered by the Atlantic Ocean is 4,725 Km long.

Getting to Argentina (Buenos Aires)

By Plane

All airlines flying to Argentina arrive mainly at Ezeiza International Airport ("Ministro Pistarini"), which is 37 Km away from the City of Buenos Aires. You can reach the city by Teniente General Ricchieri freeway (Information: +54 11 4480-9538). Please note that when leaving the country, a US$ 18 tax must be paid.

Company Manuel Tienda León (Intersection of Madero Avenue and San Martín Avenue, +54 11 4315-5115) and Transfer Express (1045 Florida Avenue, +54 11 4312-8883) offer a bus service from their offices in Buenos Aires to Ezeiza airport from 5.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. These services cost ARS $25 and ARS $20 respectively, and the trip takes approximately 40 minutes. There are also taxis and chauffeur-driven rented cars at a price between ARS $65 and ARS $72.

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By Bus

Buenos Aires bus station is located at Av. Ramos Mejia 1680 close to Retiro Station (Phone: +54 11 4310-0700). Long-distance buses are equipped with toilets, air conditioning and bar.

By Train

Ferrobaires (Constitución Station, Phone: +54 11 4304-0028/31/38); TBA (Retiro Station, Phone: +54 11 4317-4407/45); NOA Ferrocarriles S.A. (Retiro Station, Phone: +54 11 4312-9506/13); Ferro Expreso Pampeano (Once Station, Phone: +54 11 4331-2702); Urquiza Railway (Federico Lacroze Station, Phone: +54 11 4553-0044).

By Car (Car rental)

All international car rental companies operate in Argentina. The following companies have offices In Buenos Aires: Ai Rent a Car International (965 Maipú Avenue - Phone: +54 11 4311-1000), Avis Rent a Car (1527 Cerrito Avenue - Phone: +54 11 4326-5542), Budget Rent a Car (1110, Leandro N. Alem Avenue, 8th Floor - Phone: +54 11 4311-7788), Dollar Rent a Car (449 M.T. de Alvear Street, Phone: +54 11 4315-8800), Hertz - Annie Millet Rent a Car (1138 Paraguay Avenue - Phone: +54 11 4816-8001), Localiza Rent a Car (1180 Alicia Moreau de Justo Avenue, 2nd Floor, Office 205 "C" - Phone: +54 11 4121-5600), Thrifty Car Rental (1576 Carlos Pellegrini Avenue, Room 24, Phone: +54 11 4326-0418).

Maps and directions

For detailed information about driving in Buenos Aires, please refer to the following web pages:

Argentina:Handbook:Buenos Aires Map


Citizens of countries like United States, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom do not need a visa to enter Argentina for a maximum of 90 days; nevertheless you must carry a valid passport. Citizens of Argentina's neighboring countries like Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil only need their identification card in order to enter the country. For other countries it is advisable to ask about visas in an Argentine consulate or embassy.

Consular information for foreigners traveling to Argentina can be found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: