A Guide to Airports in Argentina

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Argentina is a large country, but about 85 percent of flights here come and go from Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International Airport. Even if other Argentine airports are listed as "international," expect those outside the capital, Cordoba, and Mendoza to be quite small. For this reason, they can be either extremely efficient or quite slow depending on how many flights are operating that day. Overall, most airports in Argentina are clean and have free Wi-Fi. Also, many have double names, so don't be surprised if you hear the shorter of the two being used, as Argentines love nicknames.

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Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza) International Airport (EZE)

Buenos Aires, Argentina November 2019: International departure hall at Ezeiza, Buenos Aires international airport, with travelers walking, checking in and waiting.

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AU Tte. Gral. Pablo Riccheri Km 33,5, B1802 Ezeiza, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone +54 11 5480-6111
  • Location: Ezeiza, Buenos Aires
  • Best If: You are flying internationally.
  • Avoid If: You can get a better-priced flight to your final destination in Argentina.
  • Distance to Obelisco: A taxi to Obelisco (Obelisk) will take approximately 35 minutes and cost about 1,200 pesos ($18.50). You can negotiate the price, as drivers will not use the meter.

Ezeiza is Argentina’s largest airport and the primary international airport servicing the capital city, Buenos Aires. Located 20 miles from the city center, it offers public transportation but no subway line to reach the city. Bus options include Tienda Leon (an airport shuttle which goes to Retiro), the city’s public bus system, and Minibus Ezeiza. The minibuses, called “combis” are the best combination of convenience, comfort, and price if you are going to San Telmo or Microcentro. However, they do not operate on evenings and weekends. Uber is the most efficient, but your driver will likely ask you to pay in cash (as Uber operations are a gray area in Argentina) and meet them outside of Terminal C or on the far side of Terminal A. When returning to the airport, the number 8 express bus is a good option, as well as all of the options mentioned above, but an Uber will be the most easy and efficient, plus cheaper than a remis (a chartered taxi service).

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Jorge Newbery (Aeroparque) Airport (AEP)

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Av. Costanera Rafael Obligado s/n, PalermoC1425 CABA, Argentina
Phone +54 11 5480-6111
  • Location: Palermo, Buenos Aires
  • Best If: You want to fly domestically, or internationally to Uruguay.
  • Avoid If: You can get a better price flying via Ezeiza.
  • Distance to Obelisco: A taxi to Obelisco (Obelisk) will take approximately 25 minutes and cost about 500 to 600 pesos ($8.70 to $9.25).

Aeroparque is the most centrally located airport in Buenos Aires, making it the easiest to reach from neighborhoods within the city limits. Full of more appetizing food options than Ezeiza, it’s Buenos Aires’ most beautiful airport with views of the Rio de La Plata glimmering through its glass hallway. Efficient and small, its only downside is if there is traffic on Avenida Costanera, the main road to get there.

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El Palomar Airport (EPA)

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Aviador Tte. Benjamín Matienzo, El Palomar, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone +54 11 4758-7963
  • Location: El Palomar, Buenos Aires
  • Best If: You want to fly a budget airline domestically from Buenos Aires.
  • Avoid If: You have a lot of luggage.
  • Distance to Obelisco: A taxi to Obelisco (Obelisk) will take approximately 40 minutes and cost about 950 to 1,200 pesos ($15 to $18.50).

Palomar is the smallest airport servicing Buenos Aires and only has three airlines operating out of it: Jetsmart, Jetsmart Argentina, and Flybondi. Plan at least an hour for travel time from Buenos Aires to the airport. Uber will be the most efficient way to reach it, but Tienda Leon, public buses, and taxis are available as well. It’s a trek out of town, but you’ll be greeted by lots of green spaces and a food truck once you arrive. The El Palomar station of the San Martín railway line is only 10 blocks away, which easily connects you to Palermo and Retiro. As all the airlines are budget ones, they will charge if your bag is overweight.

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San Carlos de Bariloche (Teniente Luis Candelaria) Airport (BRC)

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RP80 S/N, San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina
Phone +54 294 440-5016
  • Location: San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Best If: You want to see Nahuel Huapi Lake or go rock climbing.
  • Avoid If: You want to travel by long-distance bus instead from Argentina or Chile.
  • Distance to Centro Cívico: A taxi to the Centro Cívico (Civic Center) will take approximately 20 minutes and cost about 1,000 to 1,200 pesos ($18.50 to $17.40).

Bariloche’s airport is small, easy to navigate, and has delicious chocolates, jams, and other regional products for sale. Check in and boarding are all on the first floor. If you have just landed and want an efficient, cheap option to get into town, ask other passengers if they would like to split a taxi. It’s a common practice, as is hitchhiking in the region. Bus 72 will take you to the city center, too.

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Cataratas del Iguazú (Mayor Carlos Eduardo Krause) International Airport (IGR)

PUERTO IGUAZU, MISIONES, ARGENTINA - FEBRUARY 3, 2019: New Tower of Control of New International Airport of Carlos Krause of Puerto Iguazu, Cataratas Airport in Misiones, Argentina.

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Camino Anexo Ruta Provincial 101, N3370, Misiones, Argentina
Phone +54 3757 42-1996
  • Location: Puerto Iguazú
  • Best If: You want to see Iguazú Falls.
  • Avoid If: You are flying from Brazil.
  • Distance to Parque Nacional Iguazú: A taxi to Parque Nacional Iguazú (Iguazu National Park) will take approximately 15 minutes and cost about 500 to 650 pesos ($8.70 to $10).

Tiny, efficient, and with few lines, this airport is known for being easy to navigate. The city’s public buses service the airport, but be prepared to wait a long time for one. Taking an Uber or taxi will be the most efficient option for getting to the city or national park itself. You can also take a minibus to the city center for 150 pesos ($2.30). Pack snacks, as there aren’t many options for purchasing food. If flying from Brazil, a domestic flight to Foz do Iguaçu International Airport will be a much cheaper option.

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Governor Francisco Gabrielli (El Plumerillo) International Airport (MDZ)

MENDOZA, ARGENTINA - FEB 12, 2018: maintenance people prepare the aircraft of airline flybondi at the airport of Mendoza for take off.

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Acceso A Aeropuerto Internacional Gabrielli F. J., Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina
Phone +54 261 520-6000
  • Location: Las Heras, Mendoza
  • Best If: You want to see Argentina’s wine country or are traveling to Chile.
  • Avoid If: You want to travel by long-distance bus instead from Argentina or Chile.
  • Distance to Parque General San Martin: A taxi to Parque General San Martin (General San Martin Park) will take approximately 30 minutes and cost about 500 pesos ($8.70).

A medium-sized airport, El Plumerillo is efficient, modern, and has daily flights to and from Buenos Aires and Santiago, Chile. Uber and Cabify both function there, but there are no private shuttle companies. If you take a public bus to the city center, expect the ride to be at least one and half hours. For the best views of the Andes, fly into Mendoza, then take a glass-ceilinged bus over the Andes into Chile for up-close mountain views.

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Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella (Pajas Blancas) International Airport (COR)

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Av. La Voz del Interior 8500, X5008 Córdoba, Argentina
Phone +54 351 475-0881
  • Location: Cordoba, Cordoba
  • Best If: You want go to Argentina’s best paragliding spots or to Cerro Uritorco.
  • Avoid If: No reason really.
  • Distance to Plaza de San Martin: A taxi to Plaza de San Martin (San Martin Plaza) will take approximately 15 minutes and cost about 450 to 550 pesos ($7 to $8.50).

For an international airport, Pajas Blancas, is fairly small. Usually uncrowded and efficient, you can buy coffee and pastries there but not much else. Public bus number 25 passes through the airport, though you might have to wait 30 minutes for it. The airport shuttle, Aerobus, is another option, but you will need to purchase a transportation card called “Red Bus” before you alight. You can purchase the card at the kiosk in the departures terminal. Getting a taxi will be the easiest and smoothest option to get to town.

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Malvinas Argentinas Ushuaia International Airport (USH)

Ushuaia airport in the town of Ushuaia which is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, in Argentina, it is the most southerly city in the world and the starting point for trips to Antarctica.

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V9401 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Phone +54 2901 43-1232
  • Location: Ushuaia
  • Best If: You want to go to Antarctica.
  • Distance to Plaza Malvinas: A taxi to Plaza Malvinas will take approximately 5 minutes and cost about 290 to 350 pesos ($4.50 to $5.40).

Welcome to the world’s southernmost international airport! Ushuaia’s rustic airport is small and sometimes slow. However, it’s only 2.5 miles from the city center, making transportation to and from quite easy via a taxi or remis. Public buses do not go to the airport. If you really want to, you could walk into town in about an hour. Check that your flight time has not changed, as flight delays and schedule changes are common here. Plan to get to the airport at least two hours ahead of your flight. While you wait, check out the restaurant-bar or jewelry store selling pieces with precious stones from Argentina.

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A Guide to Airports in Argentina