Travel

Airports

The Buenos Aires airports connect Argentina to the rest of the world. There are two main airports in Buenos Aires: Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport.

Ground transport

In terms of transport infrastructure, national road and railroad systems extend over 35,000 km, connecting most of the country.

As far as travelling by land goes, dozens of buses leave daily from Retiro Bus Station, located in downtown Buenos Aires, to most of the country’s main cities. Long-distance buses are equipped with on board toilets, air conditioning, and a bar.

We recommend you use taxis that are clearly marked as 'radio taxi' with the taxi's company name and telephone number visible. Radio taxis and 'remises' (chauffeured cars) can be booked by telephone or at the airport arrivals hall. Try to book taxis in advance rather than hailing from the street, and avoid sharing with strangers.

Hotels

There are many hotels in Buenos Aires, ranging from five-star chains to lower budget hostels. International chains also operate throughout the rest of the country.

Dining

Eating Out:

Guia Oleo is an online guide with thorough information on restaurants and bars in Buenos Aires ranked by price, popularity, location, type of cuisine etc. www.guiaoleo.com.ar.

Another useful method to find information is Trip Advisor Argentina.

Tipping

It is customary to tip 10 per cent in restaurants. Hotel porters/baggage handlers may be tipped. Taxi drivers do not expect tips but appreciate fares with cents rounded up to facilitate change.