Are you looking for the best way to get from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires? You are in the right place!
Buenos Aires has two airports. One is Ministro Pistarini International Airport, which is known as Ezeiza and is located about 1 hour drive from the center of town, and very well connected to the rest of the world. Your international flight will be landing there. The other is Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, locally known as Aeroparque, and it is located in Palermo. It connects Buenos Aires to the rest of the country, though there also are some international flights.
Ezeiza airport is at about 32 km from the center of Buenos Aires, but luckily it is well connected to the city and there are several ways to get from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires city center – buses, shuttle buses, taxis, private transfers, Uber or Cabify. Unfortunately, there is no metro or train connecting Ezeiza airport to Buenos Aires, so your only option for public transportation is the bus.
Depending on how you decide to travel from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires, on traffic and on where you go in Buenos Aires, it will take you between 35 minutes and 2 hours to get to town.
Read this post to discover the best way to get from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires city center and get tips to plan your transfer.
The Best Way To Get From Ezeiza To Buenos Aires
By Public Bus
If you are traveling on the cheap, the best way to get from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires is by bus. Bus line 8 goes all the way from the airport to Plaza de Mayo or Congress and tickets are less than $1 USD. The journey can last up to 2 full hours and the bus can be very crowded.
By private transfer
This is by far the easiest, most comfortable way of getting from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires, especially if you have luggage. All you have to do when booking is prompting your arrival time and the terminal, and your address in town. Once you land, you will be getting a text to confirm the driver is waiting for you with a nameplate.
Most drivers speak some English and will help you carry your suitcase to the car, so you won’t have to worry about anything and can even make small conversation or ask information about the city.
These are the best transfer services from the airport:
- You can book your private transfer from the airport to the city center via Welcome Pickups here.
- Private transfer from Buenos Aires airport – it’s not the cheapest option, but definitely the most comfortable.
- Transfer to or from airport – the best reviewed option.
By shuttle bus
Another convenient way of getting from EZE to Buenos Aires is by shuttle bus.
The good news is that shuttle buses are very convenient (prices vary from as little as $4 USD to $12 depending on where you stop and on how much luggage you have).
On the other hand the issue is that they have a set number of stops and won’t take you to your door – so you have to carefully pick where to get off, and from there either take a taxi, walk or use the bus or metro (for which you will need to get a SUBTE card) to reach your final destination.
Various companies are available to get from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires. I am highlighting the most popular below.
MANUEL TIENDA LEON – If you want to opt for a shuttle bus instead that a private transfer, this is not the best way to get from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires. It’s a bit more expensive than the other shuttle buses (expect to pay up to $12 USD), and runs daily every 30 minutes. The last stop is in Tienda Leon’s terminal in Retiro – from where you will need to make your way to your final destination. For that price, you can probably get a private transfer which will be way more comfortable. Tienda Leon also goes to Aeroparque.
MINIBUS EZEIZA – A cheaper option (it can be as cheap at $4 USD) depending on how much luggage you have, it also runs every 30 minutes. Unfortunately, it only runs Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm – so not ideal if you are landing later.
AEROBUS EZEIZA – It’s similar to Minibus Ezeiza in terms of prices and running times – Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.
Taxis are another good way of getting from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires. You will find them just outside the arrivals terminal – just wait in line to get yours. The price of a ride from the airport to your final destination should be anything between $20 and $30 USD – it’s a fixed price and it actually is in USD because the inflation rate in the country is so high that prices in Argentine Pesos would raise too often otherwise. Taxi Ezeiza is the most reliable company.
By Uber or Cabify
Although Uber operates in Buenos Aires, I don’t recommend using it. The battle between Uber drivers, local authorities and taxi drivers has been ongoing, to the point that Uber users have been adopting a series of tricks to cover up the fact that they are using Uber – things like sitting in the front seat, memorizing the car license place and model, paying cash etc. In order to avoid any issues, Uber drivers won’t drive you all the way to the terminal but drop you off at the parking lot, from where you will have to walk.
A better option is Cabify – which is just an app through which you can book a regular cab service. It’s cheaper than hauling a taxi from the street and works pretty much like Uber.
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