Ports of Call
- Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires International Airport
Among the busiest airports in South America, Ministro Pistarini International Airport (also known as Ezeiza International) 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.
The airport is situated about 18 miles (30km) to the southwest of Buenos Aires.
Getting to the city
Manuel Tienda Leon runs a shuttle-bus to Madero Terminal in the city centre, where smaller shuttle buses connect passengers to final destinations. Rides to the city centre take about 40 minutes to an hour. Public buses are cheaper but can take up to two hours to the city centre.
Metered taxis are available outside the terminal building. Reservations can be made from official booths just outside the customs area; unofficial taxis should be avoided.
Private cars, also called remis, are a reliable option with fixed pre-set prices. They are available for hire on the lower level of both terminals or by phone.
Tel: +54 (0)11 5480 6111.
Car rental companies have desks in Terminal A.
Metered taxis are available outside the terminal buildings of Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport. 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
Terminals A and B are linked by a covered walkway. Terminal C is a ten-minute walk from the other terminals.
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 medical service, a VIP lounge and internet access. Facilities for the disabled are good.
Long and short-term parking is available in both a multi-level covered parking garage (adjacent to Terminal A) and an open-air lot.
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.
Free wifi is available.
VIP Lounges in Terminal B are reserved for business-class passengers and club members.
Buenos Aires International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.