In Buenos Aires you will find two different airports. One for the international flights, Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini; and the other one for domestic and regional flights, Jorge Newbery Aeroparque (Brasil, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina). This last airport is located in the city, but Ezeiza is located 30km from BA and its accessibility is a bit more complex. This is why we are going to review a few options you can take to arrive to the city.
Getting to Buenos Aires from Ezeiza
Most international flights arrive at this airport. This are the options you can take:
Public Bus: is the cheapest option, but the most uncomfortable and insecure. The trip takes 1 hour and the bus makes multiple stops going through the suburbs. The bus line is the number 8 and must say Semirapido Ezeiza. From Ezeiza the bus leaves every 30 minutes from 6am until 9pm. It passes through the area of Congreso and Plaza de Mayo. As this is a public transport is necessary to have the SUBE card that you can get at the airport. We wouldn’t recommend this option because of difficulty and safety. Here’s how to get around Buenos Aires.
To return the airport –> Every 30 minutes a bus leaves from Plaza de Mayo and Congreso and takes 1 hour. The bus stop is located at the corner of Avenida de Mayo and Chacabuco. There you will find a white sign that says “Aeropuerto x Autopista”.
Tienda León: It’s a private company that offers transfers and shuttle buses to airports. It has a central station in Retiro (downtown). The service can be combined with a car if you want them to pick you up at the hotel. You can pay at the station with cash or credit card. It works 24 hours and has buses every 30 minutes. Here you can buy your tickets online!
Taxi-Remise: the most comfortable option is to take a private car. It is expensive for one person, but in case you are three with no too much luggage, it can be cheaper and faster. In 2019 the airport installed machines to set your destination. The machine gives you a ticket with de fix price that you have to handle the taxi driver.
Getting to Buenos Aires from Jorge Newbery
Public Bus: as always, the cheapest option. From this airport is not so insecure and there are more options. There are three lines that make the trip: number 37 goes through Palermo, Recoleta, Retiro and Center; 160 crosses the entire city through Palermo and Almagro; and 45 goes to Retiro, Centro and San Telmo. You will need also SUBE card to take buses in the city.
Tienda León: It also offers services to the central station in Retiro. From there you can take a car to your destination. It operates 24 hours and has a high frequency. Here you can buy your tickets online!
Taxi-Remise: as the airport is in the city, taxis are a good option to consider as they are not too expensive. You will also find the Taxi Machines in Aeroparque Jorge Newbery.
Finally we share this website where you can control flight status at all airports in Argentina to coordinate transport on arrival or departure to the country.