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From Cusco to Buenos Aires

Bergen, Norway
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From Cusco to Buenos Aires

We are trying to find a cheap way to get from Cusco to Buenos Aires. The cheapest air tickets(cusco-lima-ba) are not cheap to say it mildly. We thought about taking a bus from Cusco to La Paz and fly from there, but is there some kind of "hidden" fees we have to pay to use the airport? I don't know the name of the fee but a backpacker we met a few weeks ago said something about that she had to pay an extra fee to the airport when she was in Bolivia. Anyone heard about this and can enlightened us?

Does anyone have another tip on how we can get to BA after our Inka trail?

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1. Re: From Cusco to Buenos Aires

Flights within South America are expensive. There is no incentive for the airlines to offer sales. At home a sale sells more tickets. But even on sale there is only a limited number who can afford to fly. Best bet is to go by bus. Almost ever bus route you encounter has good buses. How long do you have? Do you need to blow through or can you make some stops? You could have a fun couple of weeks if you can take your time. As to the Bolivia fee I'm assuming your friend is talking about a visa fee. There isn't anything cheaper than bus. You can save a bit by taking second class buses. Not nearly as comfortable. Savings aren't great but to locals even a few dollars can be important.

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2. Re: From Cusco to Buenos Aires

The Bolivia airport fee is really a Visa for Usa citizens, not applicable for Argentinians.

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3. Re: From Cusco to Buenos Aires

We are hoping that it won't take to long. We are leaving from BA the 29th of november for South Africa.

We were hoping to get about two weeks in BA so that we can travel a bit around there before we leave.

We might just go for the bus from Cusco to La Paz and then fly from there. Unless there is another airport nearby Cusco with cheaper airline tickets to BA?

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4. Re: From Cusco to Buenos Aires

Sounds like you have plenty of time to go by bus and still see things on the way. You can do La Paz to BA in about 4 days...depending if you want to stop for a night or two in a hotel. You don't say when you finish in Peru.

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5. Re: From Cusco to Buenos Aires

The trail ends on the 13th of November. We were hoping to get a chance to get to Puerto Madryn from BA(i know it's about 20 hour bus each way), thats way we want about two weeks in BA. We are now travelling from Argentina to Bolivia and then Peru. Hopefully we don't have to backtrack to much.

We've found plane tickets from La Paz to BA for about $270 + baggage fee, don't know how much that is.

Thanks so much for all the replys by the way :)

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