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Buenos Aires Airport Guide
The Buenos Aires international airport, also known as Ministro Pistarini International Airport or the Ezeiza international airport. This airport is home to the LAN Argentina and Aerolineas Argentinas. This airport serves at least 85% of passenger traffic in Argentina and it is the largest airport in Argentina.
How accessible is the Buenos Aires airport?
It is possible to access the airport by car and bus as there are no railway lines connecting the city and the airport. The only way to access the airport by train, is through the Ezeiza railway station and take a bus from the station to the airport. The problem with these buses from and to the airport is the fact that they do not have luggage carriers and so travelers with heavy luggage cannot board the buses.
How do I travel from the Buenos Aires airport?
Soon after you have completed all mandatory checks and you have dully claimed your luggage, you can easily access a means of transport to get from the airport to your destination. These include, taxis, car rental and shuttle buses. The taxis will cost you around US$30 from the airport to Buenos Aires downtown. Buses are much cheaper, but the problem with buses is the fact that they only make stops at the bus stations. Passengers are often forced to take taxis to get to their hotels from the bus terminals.
The most convenient way to reach your destination from the Buenos Aires airport is by car rental. There are at least 4 car hire agencies at the airport’s terminal A, that are waiting to offer their services. A car rental is ideal because you get to move through the beautiful city of Buenos Aires. If you operating on a tight budget, you are not to worry as there are cheap car hire companies in Buenos Aires. You just have to make advance booking to ensure that the car rental is at the airport by the time you arrive.
Are there hotels in Buenos Aires airport?
You will not find any hotel inside Buenos Aires international airport, but there are quite a number of hotels around the airport area. Some of these hotels include the posada de Las Aguilas, the Estancia La Morena hotel, holiday inn, the Boutique Lola house hotel, and the classic and antique house hotel. You can get accommodation close to the airport.
What should I expect when it is time to depart?
Departing from the airport is hustle free. You are advised to arrive at least two hours prior to your flight to ensure that you complete all customs checks and car rental return protocol. While waiting for your flight, you can check out the various shopping malls, restaurants and bars at the airport. You can buy souvenirs from the duty free shop in the airport and sample some argentine cuisines before you leave.
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