How to Get to Argentina
Airplane: Argentina’s national airline Aerolíneas Argentinas flies from Germany from Munich with a stopover in Madrid to Buenos Aires. The airlines KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss International, Varig, Alitalia, Air France and British Airways also fly from Germany to Argentina. The most frequent flight connections to Europe go to Madrid, Paris and Frankfurt, in the USA to Miami, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles and Chicago. Visit computerdo for Argentina Round Trip Through the Vineyards.
Flights to Argentina are relatively expensive, so it is worth considering the different airpasses offered:
Airpasses: The Mercosur Airpass is offered by the airlines Aerolinas Argentinas, Pluna, VARIG and Aero Lineas del Sur. It is valid in Argentina, Chile (except Easter Island), Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. The pass can only be purchased by passengers who live outside South America and can provide proof of an international round-trip ticket. It is valid for stays of a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 45 days. The minimum number of countries to be visited is 2, with a maximum of 5 countries. A maximum of 8 flight coupons are allowed (if Iguazú is one of the destinations, 9 flight coupons), a maximum of 2 flight interruptions per country. The flight route must be recorded and reserved in the ticket in advance. Flights can be rebooked, but the reserved flight route cannot be changed.
With the All America Airpass you can travel flexibly to Latin and North America. 30 airlines, which fly 2000 routes, take part in this Airpass.
There is no minimum number of flight coupons purchased with the All America Airpass; the airlines, routes and stops can be combined as desired.
There is no minimum stay, the Airpass is valid for a maximum of one year. The permitted length of stay is 90 days after using the first flight coupon. The flight must be reconfirmed 72 hours before departure. Flight days and flight numbers can be changed, but rerouting is not possible.
The routing must already be determined when purchasing the Airpass, a description of this route and rerouting are not possible, nor is a refund of the purchase price possible after the start of the journey. The pass can be canceled before the start of the journey, but this is subject to a fee.
The All America Airpass is only sold to people who are permanently resident outside the Caribbean, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Central and South America. Possible airport taxes are paid locally.
The South American Airpassis offered by the airlines TAM and TAM Mercosul and is valid in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile (exception: Easter Island), Peru, Paraguay, Venezuela and Uruguay on all routes offered by these airlines. The South American Airpass is available for stays between 7 and 45 days, buyers must be outside of South America and have international round-trip travel. The Airpass must be purchased for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 countries, a maximum of 8 flight coupons are allowed (if a destination is Iguazú, the maximum number is 9). A maximum of 2 flight interruptions are allowed per country traveled. The flight route must be determined and reserved in advance. Flights may be rebooked, but the flight route cannot be changed after purchasing the Airpass.
The Oneworld Visit South America Pass is offered by British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, LAN, Iberia and Qantas. He is in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Venezuela and UruguayValid on all routes operated by participating airlines. The pass is only sold to people living outside of South America and is valid for a maximum of 6 months after arrival in South America. The minimum number of flight coupons for this Airpass is three, there is no maximum number. Infants younger than 2 years travel free of charge, but they are not entitled to a seat. The entire route must be determined before purchasing the Airpass. Change of route or flight date changes are chargeable. Cancellations before the start of the trip are subject to a fee, after the start of the trip there is no refund of the price.
Airports:the main Argentine airport Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini (EZE) is located 37 km in the southwest of Buenos Aires. There are regular buses to the city every half hour, as well as to the domestic airport Jorge Newbery (Aeroparque). Taxis also run. Travel time to the city center is around 40 minutes.
Argentina has a total of 11 international airports (for example in Salta, Córdoba and San Carlos de Bariloche).
Ship: the main ports in Argentina are Buenos Aires, Quequén, Bahía Blanca and Rosario. Cruises are offered between different South American countries. Traveling to Argentina by ship is relatively unusual.
The Chilean company Navimag operates a ferry from Puerto Montt in Chile (near Bariloche) along the Patagonian coast to Puerto Natales in Chile, near the Argentine border and the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine.
Hydrofoils operate on several routes between Uruguay and Argentina:
Buenos Aires to Montevideo: High-speed ferries run between downtown Buenos Aires and the capital of Uruguay, with a journey time of approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Buenos Aires to Colonia: daily ferries, travel time between one and three hours depending on the ferry. Colonia is connected to Montevideo by buses (three hours drive).
Tigre to Carmelo: Tigre is a suburb of Buenos Aires, from Tigre there are also ferries to Montevideo.
Rail: Argentina has direct rail links with Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Chile, but trains do not always run on time.
Car: There are good road connections and numerous border crossings between Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay and Chile. The border formalities are carried out relatively quickly as long as your travel documents are in order. The most important border crossings are listed below.
La Quiaca – Villazón : numerous buses run from Salta and Jujuy to La Quiaca, where you can cross the border into Bolivia on foot or by taxi.
Aguas Blancas – Bermejo : from Slata and Jujuy there are buses to Orán, from here you can take a bus to Aguas Blancas and Bermejo, from here there are bus connections to Tarija.
Pocitos – Yacuiba : Buses from Jujuy and Salta go to Tartagal and on to the Bolivian border between Pocitos and Yacuiba. On the Bolivian side, buses go to Santa Cruz.
The most common border crossing is between Puerto Iguazú and Foz do Iguaçu. There is also a border crossing between Paso de los Libres (Argentina) and Uruguaiana (Brazil).
There are also several border crossings to neighboring Chile. Apart from southern Patagonia, every border crossing between Chile and Argentina includes a crossing of the Andes. Due to the sometimes extreme weather conditions, some high-altitude passes are closed in winter. The busy Mendoza-Santiago route can also be closed for several days. So always check whether the chosen crossing to Chile is passable. The most popular border crossings are:
Mendoza – Santiago : the most frequently used crossing between Argentina and Chile, the route leads past the 6,962 m high Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America.
Salta – San Pedro de Atacama (via Purmamarca) : Buses travel through the impressive Altiplano in twelve hours.
Ushuaia – Punta Arenas : buses run daily on this route in summer, fewer connections in winter. The travel time is between 12 and 18 hours. Ferries must be used in Porvenir or Punta Delgada / Primera Angostura.
Bariloche – Puerto Montt : by bus and boat you need about two days for this connection in winter. The landscape is very impressive.
El Calafate – Puerto Natales and Parque Nacional Torres del Paine : from Glaciar Perito Moreno (near El Calafate) to Parque Nacional Torres del Paine (near Puerto Natales). Several buses a day in summer and one or two buses a day in the off-season.
Los Antiguos – Chile Chico : Coming from Chile you can take the RN 40 to El Calafate and El Chaltén. Public transport runs here almost only in summer.
There are two direct border crossings between Argentina and Paraguay: between C lorinda and Asunción and between Posadas and Encarnación.
border crossings exist between Gualeguaychú and Fray Bentos, Concordia and Salto as well as Colón and Paysandú. Buses from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and other coastal cities are slower and less comfortable than the ferries (or ferry-bus combinations) across the Río de la Plata.
Buses run from Argentina to most of the neighboring countries. The buses are usually comfortable, modern, and clean. Crossing borders on the bus is usually quick and easy, but you should also make sure that your travel documents are in order.