There are 32 airports in Argentina that
receive commercial flights regularly. They are located in the
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three airports in Buenos Aires are the J. Newbery AeroPark,
Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport and the Comandante
Espora Aero Station, in Bahía Blanca. The most important of
them, the Ezeiza International Airport, is located
34 km (21.25 mi) from the city and serves a large capacity
of international airlines as well as the national airlines
that fly to foreign countries. Despite that there are two other
international airports, they are generally utilized for flights
to neighboring countries only. Therefore it is necessary at
times to make a connection in Ezeiza Airport to continue on
to North America, Europe and other continents.
Domestic flights, called "cabotaje", whose destinations are the interior cities
of Argentina, arrive and depart from Jorge
Newbery AeroPark, located
approximately 15 minutes from downtown Buenos Aires. It is
necessary to pay an airport tax on these local flights.
For information regarding Argentinean
airports, arrivals, departures, information on customs and
Argentina Airports 2000.
All passengers must pay a US $20
tax to leave the country.
As you leave the airport there
are usually bus, taxi or remise services that you can
count on to take you to your hotel. Be aware that the bus will
only take you to the center of the city.
The remise is a type of taxi in which the rates
have already been previously established. In Ezeiza Airport,
remise are contracted in the airport at established posts or
The microbus is a means of public transportation with
a set departure schedule for its passengers. They are quite
inexpensive but they make several stops, therefore it could
take up to 2 hours to get to downtown Buenos Aires from the
It is also possible to contract private
buses or shuttle
buses at the airport or the hotel where you are
staying. This service is more economical than a taxi and much
more comfortable and faster than a bus.
It is prohibited to enter into
the country with plants, vegetables, fruit and perishable foods.
You may enter with domestic animals as long as they have been
certified and have their vaccinations up to date.
You may enter Argentina
with up to 2 liters of alcoholic beverages, 400 cigarettes and
you are bringing an automobile or will rent one, you need an
international permit. If you do not bring a permit with you,
you can get one in the National Transit Authority (Dirección
Nacional de Tránsito), Av. Coronel Roca 5252, between
the hours of 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM. You must present a document
of identification and certificate of temporary residence within
the federal capital.
certificate of vaccinations is not required to enter the country,
except for passengers traveling from countries where cholera
and yellow fever originated.
For more information regarding
customs refer to Argentina