How to get to Buenos Aires from EZEIZA International Airport (EZE)
Feb. 21, 2019
Feb. 21, 2019
It’s been a long day of travel once you land in Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also known as EZEIZA International Airport (EZE), and you want to be able to reach your hotel or start your adventures without having to think twice about getting to the city from the airport.
With EZEIZA International Airport being located roughly 22 km away from the city center, here are a list of options to remember to help you navigate through the streets of Buenos Aires:
The first option is taking the taxi, and this is definitely the most comfortable way to get to the city from the airport, averaging around a 40 min ride. If you’re thinking of going with a taxi, prices range from around 600-700 pesos ($30-40 USD) one way to the city, but keep in mind to budget a little more if your hotel isn’t located right in the heart of the city.
This is a great option to consider especially if you’re arriving with heavy luggage or need more flexible transportation that will take you to your destination directly.
Another convenient travel method to reach the city center is by taking a private shuttle, around a 1 hr ride into the city, which can be widely found when you walk out of the terminal.
An advantage is that these are more affordable than taxis, ranging from 90-300 pesos ($5-15 USD) per person to reach their respective stations within the city, but check ahead for their schedules, as most only run Monday-Friday 8am-6pm.
However, keep in mind that these shuttles will not drop you off at your individual destination, but instead, stop at their own stations found within the city, so you may need to take additional public transport or hail a taxi to continue your journey.
If you’re staying within the city, renting a car is highly discouraged here in Buenos Aires as the streets can always be filled with dense traffic, barely visible street signs, and minimal parking. Only consider this option if your travels will bring you outside the city and you will need a car to help you navigate around more conveniently.
Taking one of the city buses, also known as colectivos, is the most affordable option, but is the least convenient. A bus ride into the city will take around 45 min-1.5 hr, costing as low as 9 pesos ($1 USD).
Tickets can be purchased from the bus ticket counter inside the airport or directly from the driver with coins. The city buses run 24/7, but be prepared for limited space for luggage and several bus stops along the way.
There are 2 main public buses that reach the central stations of Buenos Aires:
However, because the Constitucion area is often crowded and can be unsafe at times, we recommend taking Line 8 if possible.
To recap, avoid renting a car if you’re staying within the city, with much more convenient travel options available to get to where you need to go. A taxi is the fastest, safest way to reach the city center and is a great option if you’re travelling with heavy luggage or want to be dropped off exactly at your desired destination.
You may want to consider taking a private shuttle/transfer if you want a more affordable option, but note this will stop at their own respective stations and you may need to take additional transport to reach your destination. If you’re on a very tight budget, taking the public city bus is an option, with prices costing a fraction of taxi fares, but be prepared for a slower, less-than-comfortable ride into the city.
Whichever way you decide to get to the center of Buenos Aires, we wish you a great time and safe travels!
Feb. 21, 2019