"I flew in through Ezeiza,..." Argentina Transportation Tip by glicko

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I flew in through Ezeiza, Buenos Aires' international airport. It's about 40 km SW of Bs. As. and takes about 40 minutes to an hour to depending on the mode of transport you choose to get into the city. Cabs cost about US$30 plus the tolls for the autopista (US$3).
Most domestic flights (and flights to Uruguay) use Aeroparque Jorge Newberry, about 5 km NW of Retiro in near downtown Bs. As. A bus (#45 I think) from Retiro costs about US$0.80 and takes about 15 minutes.

Most cheap (and not-so-cheap) travel in Argentina is done by bus. Argentine buses are usually quite comfortable, even overnight. Which is a good thing, because Argentina is a big country!

Argentine drivers are a different breed. Quite frankly, I felt safer crossing the streets of Athens than the streets of Bs. As. or Córdoba! Double lines are meaningless (as are any lane lines, really). Speed limits on a rural 2-lane highways are suposedly 80 km/h (130 is more appropriate). Unlike in North America, there is really no traffic law enforcement on the highways. Police spot checks appear at junctions and town sometimes and there is the occational toll booth, otherwise, it's wide open. Argentines drive like they live, wide open, high speed, no stopping.

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  • Written Sep 2, 2002
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