Getting to Argentina

argentina_buenosaires-skyline_625x151Although hardly a central hub, Argentina has good worldwide air connections non-the-less, but getting here isn’t cheap. Aeropuerto Internacional Ezeiza, outside Buenos Aires, is the chief international gateway. Five major Argentine airlines operate in Argentina and flying can sometimes be cheaper than covering the same distance by bus. The most economic way to travel between the airport and downtown Buenos Aires is by bus. Several bus companies offer half-hourly services between Buenos Aires and Ezeiza airport from 05.00 to 21.00 hours. The trip takes 45 minutes, depending on traffic. Passengers may choose to hire chauffeured cars, which are essentially un-metered taxis.

Long-distance buses are fast and comfortable; providing on-board meal services on occasion. However, fares are expensive and can vary greatly in price from place to place, as well as from week to week.

Private operators now control the previously state-owned railways, but do not generally provide passenger service except on commuter lines in the vicinity of Buenos Aires. Much reduced train fares continue to be available in the provinces of Río Negro, Chubut, Tucumán and La Pampa.

A large number of land and river crossing points link Argentina with her neighboring countries, including Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Chile. Uruguay is linked to Argentina via road bridges, and ferries offer services between Buenos Aires and Uruguay.

The northern region of the country has an extensive network of good, well maintain roads. Traffic isn’t much of a problem and traveling is generally safe as long as visitors take the usual precautions.

Pampas is a great place to visit to discover the history and culture of Argentina and this is also a very romantic destination. The charming towns of Santa Fe and Rosario are also worth checking out. Wilderness walks, Climbing and white-water rafting are available on many parts of Argentina.