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Buenos Aires International

Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)

Overview

Among the busiest airports in South America, Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport is the main gateway for travellers going to Argentina. Located 14 miles (22km) southwest of Buenos Aires, the facility handles 85 percent of Argentina's international flights, and serves nearly nine million passengers each year.

Consistently voted among the best airports in South America by Skytrax, Ezeiza International Airport has a good selection of duty-free shops and authentic Argentinean restaurants, as well as massage services, a beauty spa, and a cigar bar. Transportation into Buenos Aires is provided by buses and taxis, bringing the tango halls and world-class theatres within easy reach.

The airport is fairly easy to navigate, but can be very busy at peak times, so passengers should allow plenty of time for transfers and catching flights.

Location

The airport is situated 22 miles (35km) to the southwest of Buenos Aires.

Getting to the city

Manuel Tienda Leon run a shuttle-bus every 30 minutes to Madero Terminal in the city centre, where smaller shuttle buses connect passengers to final destinations. Rides to the city centre are about 40 minutes and cost approximately US$11 (Tel: (+54 11) 0810-888-5366). Public buses are cheaper but can take up to two hours to the city centre. Without reservations metered taxis are available outside the terminal building. Reservations can be made from official booths just outside the customs area and cost between US$9 and US$13; unofficial taxis should be avoided. Private cars, also called remis, are a cheap and reliable option with fixed pre-set prices. They are available for hire on the lower level of both terminals or by phone (Tel: (54 11) 5480-0196) and cost up from US$7.

Time

GMT -3.

Contacts

Tel: +54 (0)11 5480 6111.

Car rental

Car rental companies have desks in Terminal A.

Airport Taxis

Metered taxis are available outside the terminal buildings of Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport and cost between ARS35 and ARS50. Taxis have reservation booths inside the airport and visitors should confirm the price before making the reservation. Avoid touts and unlicensed taxis.

Transfer between terminals

The two terminals are linked by a covered walkway.

Facilities

There are several shops, pharmacies, restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as duty-free shopping. Bureaux de change and ATMs are available as well as a 24-hour bank. There is a left-luggage facility and a tourist information desk in Terminal A. Other facilities include mobile phone hire, medical service, a VIP lounge and Internet access. Facilities for the disabled are good.

Parking

Long and short-term parking is available in both a multi-level covered parking garage (adjacent to Terminal A) and an open-air lot. Covered parking costs ARS 25 per hour up to ARS 150 per day, while open lots have a daily limit of ARS 100.

Departure Tax

Airport tax: US$18 (international flights), US$8 (regional and Uruguay), $6.05 (domestic). Security tax: US$2.50 (international), $1 (domestic). Immigration tax (international flights): US$10.

Website

www.aa2000.com.ar

Airlines

Flights to Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport are available on British Airways, Air France, Iberia, KLM, Air Canada, Aeromexico, Delta Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Qantas, Lufthansa, South African Airways and United Airlines.

Internet

Wifi is available at a cost of US$5 for two hours.

Business Lounges

VIP Lounges in Terminal B are reserved for business-class passengers and club members.


Buenos Aires International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.