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Transportation in Argentina

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Getting there by Air

The main airport in Argentina is Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini (EZE) International Airport, located 50km (31.5 miles) from Buenos Aires. There is a bus service to the city operating every 30 minutes. Taxis are also available. Airport facilities include a bank, restaurants, duty-free shops and car rental.

Approximate flight times are: from London - 16 hours (via Madrid), from New York - 10 hours 30 minutes, from Sydney - 16 hours.

Argentina's national airline is Aerolíneas Argentinas (AR). Other international airlines serving Argentina include: Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, British Airways, Canadian Airlines, Copa, Delta, Iberia, LAN, Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, Lufthansa, Pluna, South African Airlines, United Airlines.

There is a departure tax of US$18 (US$8 for domestic flights and flights to Montevideo, Uruguay). Passengers in transit and children under two years of age are exempt.

Getting Around by Air

Due to the country's size, air travel is the most practical way to get around. There are several airlines serving domestic flights: Aerolíneas Argentinas (AR), and Southern Winds (destinations include Mendoza, Ushuaia, Mar del Plata, Salta and Iguazu), LanChile and Líneas Aéreas del Estado (specializing in Patagonia). Please note that Aerolíneas Argentinas that serves most domestic flights, maintains a two-tier pricing system - only residents qualify for the cheapest tickets. This airline is also known for frequent delays.

Getting Around by Bus

Argentina's bus network is excellent. Buses are fast, comfortable and they serve a vast network of places. There are many bus companies, the biggest ones include: Andesmar, Chevallier (both providing connections throughout the entire country), El Rápido International (Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Córdoba, Rosario and international service to Santiago and Viña del Mar, Chile, and Lima, Peru), Via Bariloche (La Pampa province, the Lake District and Patagonia).

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