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Some advice is listed below but please also visit the standalone 32nd NPS website for more information on travelling Buenos Aires: http://epl.agro.uba.ar/NPS/Pages/About%20BA.htm.
Buenos Aires is very well connected with all major world capitals and is serviced by most main airlines. Almost all international flights arrive at Buenos Aires’s Ezeiza airport, about 35km south of the center. We advise that you arrange your flights well in advance of the meeting in order to secure cheaper rates.
On arrival at Ezeiza there are a few options to get into the center:
- Manuel Tienda León shuttle company http://www.tiendaleon.com/ has a transfer service from the airport to their central office on corner Av Eduardo Madero & San Martín (map link). From there you can take a taxi to the venue. Shuttles cost AR$75 one way, run at least once an hour and take 40–80 minutes, depending on traffic.
- If you would like to take a taxi go to the prepaid taxi (remise) booths at the airport. They are your simplest and safest transport from the airport. DO NOT flag a taxi from outside the airport.
- There are also premium chaffeur services offered by companies such as http://www.silverstarcar.com/.
- Local buses / public transport is not recommended for anyone unfamiliar with the city.
Most domestic flights use Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport, a short distance from downtown BA. Manuel Tienda León shuttle company http://www.tiendaleon.com/ offer transfer between the airports which takes upwards of 90minutes and costs AR$310
Flight information for both airports, in English and Spanish, is available at 5480-6111 or www.aa2000.com.ar.
There are very good services departing from Retiro bus station on the northern edge of the city centre, covering the whole country. You can buy a ticket to practically anywhere in Argentina and departures are fairly frequent to the most popular destinations.
Bus travel times to/from Buenos Aires:
- Mendoza: 12-14 hours
- Córdoba: 9 hours
- Bariloche: 22 hours
- Iguazú: 20 hours
- Rosario: 4 hours
- Santiago de Chile: 20 hours
Trains connect Buenos Aires’ center to its suburbs and nearby provinces. They’re best for commuters and not that useful for tourists.
Some safety tips
Most people travel through Buenos Aires without incident however it a large and busy city and it is advised that you use common sense when walking or travelling by public transport (as you would in any large city). Avoid displaying expensive items and do not carry around large amounts of money.
It is relatively safe to hail a taxi from the street, however always ensure the meter is used and be wary of unscrupulous taxi drivers around popular tourist areas especially at the Ezeiza airport.
The dedicated 32nd NPS page has specific information on travelling to and around Buenos Aires: http://epl.agro.uba.ar/NPS/Pages/About%20BA.htm.