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Arriving at Buenos Aires

There are three airports in Buenos Aires, and the Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also known as the Ezeiza airport, handles the flights from Europe and North America. Immigrations and customs could take up to two hours for passengers arriving on flight to Buenos Aires. Cheap flights to Buenos Aires may be responsible for the increasing number of tourists yearly. The airport offers numerous amenities for the traveller including bureaux de change outlets, cash machines (ATMs), shops, restaurants and a small business office. An information booth located in the arrivals hall is a good resource for travel information about Buenos Aires.

Transportation in and around Buenos Aires

The Riccheri Motorway connects the airport with downtown Buenos Aires. Passengers have several ground transportation options including busses, rental vehicles, taxis, and chauffeured and VIP cars. There is no rail linking the airport to the city. When you book a Buenos Aires flight, it is advisable to make transportation arrangements at the same time. However, you can always make a reservation at the transportation booth outside the arrivals hall after you land. A cabotaje at the Jorge Newbery AeroPark Airport offers connections from Buenos Aires to various cities in Argentina. Walking is an excellent way to explore the city, but it can be dangerous to ride a bike as drivers have little patience with cyclists.

Main attractions

Argentina is famous for its traditional dance, the tango, and there is no place better to learn and participate than the city of Buenos Aires. Take a dance lesson at Ruben Y Cherie Tango Milonguero, then head to a milonga to show off your moves. Another popular pastime is polo. Polo Elite offers lessons and you can also participate in a chukka or two. The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Casa de Gobierno, Galerias Pacifico, Recoleta Cultural Center are must-see tourist destinations. If you appreciate colonial architecture, the historic neighbourhood of San Telmo will not disappoint.

Dining and Nightlife

Use the money you saved on your cheap airfare to Buenos Aires and go for a shopping trip. You will find that the leather goods in Argentina are well made and reasonably priced. Visit Avenida Santa Fe and Avenida Corrientes downtown, or Avenida Cabinda in Belgrano.

While you're in Buenos Aires, you'll have to sample some traditional Argentinian fare. Asado is barbeque meat, and empanadas are tasty pastries filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables.

Many pubs in the city offer live rock or jazz bands for your after-dinner listening pleasure. Take in a live tango show in San Telmo, stomp to the music at a pe–a, or sample all the beers at Bullers in Recoleta.

On Arrival...
  • Jorge Newbery Airport (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    • Right now, 13 airlines operate out of Jorge Newbery Airport.
    • Jorge Newbery Airport offers nonstop flights to 47 cities.
    • Every week, at least 1,472 domestic flights and 544 international flights depart from Jorge Newbery Airport.
  • Buenos Aires is 17 mi from Ministro Pistarini Airport (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
  • Ministro Pistarini Airport (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    • Right now, 33 airlines operate out of Ministro Pistarini Airport.
    • Ministro Pistarini Airport offers nonstop flights to 52 cities.
    • Every week, at least 378 domestic flights and 881 international flights depart from Ministro Pistarini Airport.

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