Many airlines fly to Argentina, but it can be challenging to find out what is the one that suits you best. No worries! Here comes the help. Read about the airlines flying to Buenos Aires international airport and find out what airline ticket you need to buy for coming to Argentina from North America, Europe, Africa and South America.
1. International flights
First, let’s talk about Buenos Aires international airport. The international airport of Buenos Aires is Ministro Pistarini, it’is in Ezeiza, an urban area just 30 mins. away from downtown. Second, you may have noticed that in your flight tickets the acronym EZE stands for Buenos Aires International Airport. That is how the airport is locally called, and the reason why
Not all countries have direct flights to Argentina. This doesn’t mean you can’t travel to Argentina from those destinations. That is to say, while many European countries, North America, Central America and Africa fly to Argentina, others like China, Japan, Russia or Australia don’t. If you’re flying from any of these countries, you’ll probably have to fly first to the headquarters of any of the airlines flying to Argentina.
In sum, what airline flies to Argentina? We have listed by continent, countries and flight time from main cities.
From North America
Flight time (1 stop) from Washington: 13 to 17 hours.
Direct Flight time from Atlanta: 10h10 mins.
Flight time (1 stop) from Montreal: 17 to 22 hours.
From South America
Direct Flight time from Santiago de Chile: 7h15 mins.
Flight time (1 stop) from Calama (Atacama Desert): 5 to 8 hours.
Flight time (1 stop) from Puerto Varas (Patagonia): 5 to 12 hours.
- Brazil: Gol.
Direct Flight time from Río de Janeiro: 3h20 mins.
- Uruguay: Air Class.
Direct Flight time from Montevideo: 55 mins.
- Colombia: Avianca.
Direct Flight time from Bogotá: 6h45 mins.
- Paraguay: Paranair.
Direct Flight time from Asunción: 1h50 mins.
Direct Flight time from Madrid: 12 to 13 hours.
Flight time (1 stop) from Barcelona: 15 to 18 hours.
- France: Air France.
Direct Flight time from Paris: 13 to 14 hours.
- England: British Airways.
Flight time (1 stop) from London: 16 to 20 hours.
- Netherlands: KLM.
Direct Flight time from Amsterdam: 14 hours.
- Germany: Lufhtansa.
Flight time (1 stop) from Berlin: 16 to 18 hours.
From Central America
- Panamá: Copa Airlines.
Direct Flight time: 7h15 mins.
- Cuba: Cubana de Aviación.
Flight time (1 stop) from Havana: 10 to 16 hours.
- Etiopía: Ethiopian Airlines.
Flight time (1 stop) fromAddis Ababa: 16 to 38 hours.
2. What to know before travel
Now that you have found out what airline travels to Argentina from where you are, it is important to check the important information before your trip.
Aeropuerto Argentina 2000 website is a good source of reliable and updated information. There you’ll find information about:
- Covid-19 protocols and restrictions at the airport.
- If you can take a PCR test at the airport.
- Documentation you need to enter Argentina.
- Transportation to the city.
- Gastronomy and car rentals available.
Finally, to read about protocols and specific information for traveling once you are in Argentina, read our travel recommendations to visit Patagonia and Chile too.
3. Destinations you can fly from Buenos Aires
Maybe you have already picked all the destinations on your trip.
And you can imagine what follows…
Nevertheless, if you are thinking about landing in EZE, spend 5 days in Buenos Aires and then start planning your next flight, this piece of advice should come handy.
Let’s see why.
Argentina has 2.30 miles from North to South. The fastest and easiest way to connect Buenos Aires to Iguazú, or with Patagonia is with a local flight. We are road trips enthusiasts! However, let’s be realistic, with 10 or 15 days of vacation, you’ll probably make the most of your time.
These are our model trips to travel to Buenos Aires, Iguazú, Patagonia and Chile. You can pick any according to your available days to travel and tailor it to your needs. Although they are our favorite trips, for you, they can be just a starting point to plan enjoying the most of your visit in Argentina, hassle-free!
- For a 13-day vacation in Argentina and Chile: To hikers (beginners or experts!), we recommend the Best of Patagonia 13 Days. You’ll visit the 3 most popular destinations in Argentine Patagonia (El calafate, El Chaltén, Ushuaia) and Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, the world famous hikers hub.
- For a 9-day vacation in Argentina and Chile: Tor Patagonia enthusiasts who want to see a little more of Chilean Patagonia, you need to read our Best of Patagonia 9 days. Two destinations in Argentina (El Calafate and El Chaltén) and two in Chile (Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales). Ground transportation is also included (and so does the amazing landscapes of Patagonia!).
- For a 15-day vacation in Argentina: This is the Best of Argentina, and so we call this trip! You’ll see Buenos Aires, then fly to Patagonia (El Calafate) and continue to Ushuaia. From there, Mendoza, the Wine Country and a spectacular end of vacations at Iguazú Falls.
- For a whole 3-week trip to Argentina and Chile! Wow… that’s exciting! Our Argentina for Adventurers we’ll take you to discover Buenos Aires, Iguazú and Patagonia (both Argentina and Chile). Plus, the wildlife natural reserve of northern Patagonia, to find penguins, sea lions and whales!
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