The information provided in this section was compiled and kindly provided by the Tourism Board of Buenos Aires City. For more information about the city, visit: turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar
There are several ways to get to Buenos Aires: by plane, by ferry, by cruise ship, by bus, or by car.
If you travel by plane to the city of Buenos Aires, you should land at either the Ezeiza airport or the Jorge Newbery (Aeroparque) airport, depending on the country you come from.
Ministro Pistarini International Airport – Ezeiza (EZE)
Most of the international flights and some domestic flights from other destinations in Argentina arrive in Ezeiza. The airport is located in Ezeiza, 32 km (20 miles), approximately 50 minutes from the center of the city.
Jorge Newbery Airport, known as Aeroparque (AEP)
This airport is located within the city and is very close to the main hotels and neighborhoods in Buenos Aires City. It serves mainly domestic flights and flights to neighboring countries.
Getting to the city from the airports
At both airports, the visitors can choose different ways of getting around:
• Shuttles and Private Transfers: can be booked in advance or on arrival. Tienda León runs buses from Ezeiza airport to its base in Puerto Madero, in the center of the city.
• Taxis: are readily available at both airports.
• Remises: are cars with a private driver; several remises companies are available at the airport.
• Public Transport: Both airports are served by public bus lines. Note that services can be crowded at peak times and there is little space for luggage. You’ll need a SUBE travel card to use the bus. We recommend using the app “BA Cómo Llego” to check how to arrive at your destination by public transport.
From Uruguay, you can cross quickly to Buenos Aires City by ferry and in a short time. If you are traveling from further afield, a cruise is your best option.
There are regular ferry services from Montevideo and Colonia de Sacramento in Uruguay. The ferry terminals in Buenos Aires are located in Puerto Madero and La Boca. The following companies run services:
• Colonia Express
Numerous cruise lines visit Buenos Aires, making the city’s cruise terminal one of the most important in the region.
The Quinquela Martín cruise terminal is located in the neighborhood of Retiro, close to the city centre and the main tourist attractions. Taxis and the city sightseeing tour bus serve the terminal.
Arriving by coach is another option. Retiro coach station (in Spanish: La terminal de Omnibus de Retiro) provides hundreds of coach services to destinations in Argentina and other Latin American countries. Long-distance bus travel is common in Argentina and most coach companies offer very comfortable “executive bed” (cama-ejecutivo) class seats, and often provide food on long-distance services. Tickets can be bought on the upper floor at authorized vendors, or online. If in doubt, ask for help at the Tourist Assistance Center at unit 83.