Getting to Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is well-connected and easy to reach, with two international airports, two coach stations, port and cruise terminal.

Located on the shore of the Rio de la Plata, the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires is the federal capital of Argentina. 


Buenos Aires is served by two international airports:

  • Most international long-haul flights arrive at Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), in Ezeiza, 22km (14 miles) from the city.
  • Many domestic flights, and flights from neighbouring countries, arrive at Jorge Newbery Airport, known as Aeroparque (AEP), in the city itself, in the neighbourhood of Palermo.


Airlines operating flights to Buenos Aires include: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Class, Air Europa, Air France, Air New Zealand, Avianca, British Airways, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Cubana, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Gol, Iberia, KLM, Latam, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Sky Airline, South African Airways, Swiss Airlines, TACA, TAME, Turkish Airlines, and United Airlines.

Getting to the city from Ministro Pistarini Airport (Ezeiza):

Taxis are readily available at arrivals, and there are booths inside the arrivals areas where you can arrange private hire cabs at a fixed price. Staff will escort you to your car.

The bus company Tienda León runs buses from the airport to its base in Puerto Madero, in the center of Buenos Aires city. You can pay online or at their desk at the airport.

ArBus runs a shuttle service from EZE terminal C to Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP), in the Palermo neighbourhood of Buenos Aires city. You can pay online, or, if you already have a SUBE card, on board the bus itself.

The journey from Ezeiza to the center of Buenos Aires can take around 50 minutes.

From Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP): 

Jorge Newbery Airport is located in the Palermo neighbourhood. Taxis are readily available outside the arrivals area, and several public bus lines stop nearby. (You'll need a SUBE card to use local buses - ask at the Jorge Newbery Tourist Assistance Center)

ArBus runs a shuttle bus service to Retiro Coach Station and the Madero mini-bus terminal, near the obelisk in the central downtown area. Buses leave every 30 minutes between 6.30am and 11.30pm. You can pay at the desk in the arrivals area, online, or, if you have a SUBE card, on board the bus itself. There is also a service to Ezeiza airport.

National and international coach travel

The Terminal de Omnibus de Retiro, or Retiro coach station, provides hundreds of coach services to destinations in Argentina and other Latin American countries. Long-distance bus travel is very common in Argentina and most coach companies offer very comfortable "cama-ejecutivo" (executive bed) class seats, and often provide food on long-distance services. Dozens of companies operate from the coach station. Tickets can be bought at the booths on the upper floor, at authorised vendors in the city, or online.


The companies Buquebus, Seacat and Colonia Express run ferry services to Uruguay.