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 because the trip takes about 2 hs and the bus makes multiple stops going through the suburbs. The bus line is the number 8. It passes through the area of Congreso and Plaza de Mayo. As this is a public transport is necessary to have the SUBE card. We wouldn’t recommend this option because of difficulty and safety. Here’s how to get around Buenos Aires.
Arbus: is a state service that connects both airports and Jorge Newbery with the city. You can take it in Ezeiza and go to Jorge Newbery. From there you can make a connection with another Arbus shuttle bus to other neighborhoods in the city, as Retiro, Centro, Recoleta, Saavedra, Palermo, Belgrano; or take a taxi. It offers wi-fi and digital payment. You can also pay with SUBE card. Here you will find the schedules.
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 see the prices.
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 the city there are plenty of private cars that offer the service with a fixed price.
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.
Arbus: as in the previous case, you can take a bus to the different neighborhoods from this airport: Palermo, Recoleta, Centro, Belgrano.
Taxi-Remise: as the airport is in the city, taxis are a good option to consider as they are not too expensive.
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.