Transport in Argentina

Detailed information on transport in Argentina. Find out how to get into the country and how to get around whether by land, sea or air.

Getting around

Land: Long-distance buses in Argentina are nearly always modern, fast, comfortable and usually the best value for money when covering long distances. Overnight trips will save you money on accommodation costs too.

There are many bus companies that cover a range of budgets – including expensive cochecama, ejecutivo or suite seats, most of which can recline to fully flat – but even regular buses are comfortable. We recommend Taqsa Patagonia, Cal Tur and Buses Pacheco for Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. For bus ticket prices from Buenos Aires, check Omnilineas.

If you want to rent a car during your stay then we suggest Rentalcars to find local car rental companies.

Getting there

Sea: There are numerous boat services around the country, usually over shorter distances. In Buenos Aires, there are services to Uruguay, either to Montevideo or Colonia del Sacramento. These are best booked via BuqueBus. In Patagonia, most boat trips are designed purely for their scenic value. Trips to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Alpine Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi can be arranged on arrival. Further south, there are also Chilean boats that ferry customers across the Magellan Straits into Tierra del Fuego at Punta Delgada and Porvenir.

Air: Flying in Argentina is a good way of saving time and covering the huge distances in the country. What takes 20+ hours by bus might take only one or two by plane. During the high season, availability can be a problem. Aerolíneas Argentinas, LAN and LADE are the most popular.

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