Concerning the flight, you can assume that it will cost you between 800 and 1200 Euros (or 1000 and 1600 USD). We recommend you to book your flight at least two months in advance and to regularly check for special offers (check also the Tab Links to find specialized flight websites). Please make sure that you book a complete flight connection instead of combining the flights yourself. Thus your baggage will be checked through to the final destination – and if you miss a connecting flight due to a delay your airline guarantees you a free seat on one of the following flights.
If you want to take a bus from Buenos Aires to the city of your final destination, you can check all connections at Plataforma 10 or buy the ticket directly at Retiro (the central bus terminal).
If you are planning to fly from Buenos Aires to another city, you will probably have to go from the international airport Ezeiza to the national airport Jorge Newbery Aeroparque. The bus shuttle of Tienda León offers a good and safe transfer service – and its employees speak English!
The journey from Ezeiza to Aeroparque takes ca. 1:10hs, departing every 30 minutes. The ticket costs around 11 Euro and can be bought directly in the arrival hall of the airport.
The company also offers a transfer to individual destinations, for example to your accommodation in Buenos Aires. More info: TiendaLeón.
Most airlines allow luggage up to a limit of 20 kg per passenger plus a hand luggage up to a limit of 8 or 10 kg. Please note that hand luggage must have the right size to fit into the aeroplane luggage compartments or below the seats. The exact requirements can be reconfirmed with your airline.
In case you need more luggage, you can usually check in with two pieces of luggage by paying a difference surcharge (approx. 50 Euro) or you decide to fly with TAM which often allows up to 48kg.
Besides it is advisable to post a label or card with your personal information details on the outside of the suitcase, we suggest you also place one inside of your luggage. Using a padlock or a belt will prevent your belongings from being stolen or lost.
There is no visa required for tourists from most European countries, neither for Canadians or US-Americans. As a tourist, it is permitted to stay up to 90 days in the country. Leaving Argentina for one or more days will give you the right to stay for another 90 days. Another possibility (especially for a second prolongation) is visiting the Migrations Office in Argentina to request the extension of your residence permit for an additional 90 days. If you prefer to apply for a special visa at the Argentinian Embassy, we´ll be glad to inform and help you!
There is no obligatory vaccination necessary to be allowed to enter Argentina. In any case, we recommend to you to use the opportunity of travelling to check your Vaccination Card with respect to the following illnesses: tetanus, diphtheria, polio, hepatitis A. Please remember that usually a booster shot is given every ten years.
ATM: You can use your debit or credit card to withdraw money from any Argentine ATM that has the MasterCard/Visa logo on it. The transaction is always made in ARS (Argentine Pesos), it is not possible to withdraw any different currency.
There are banks that do not charge any fee for international cash withdrawals. We recommend to you to check which banks in your country which banks offer this service as you will definitely save money!
Cash: You can exchange USD and, Euros as well as Traveler Checks at the airports, banks and foreign exchange offices. They are open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm. To check the daily exchange rate you can visit Oanda.
Credit Cards: Especially shopping malls, supermarket chains and, upmarket gastronomy allow payments with credit cards. Most shops, however, prefer cash or debit card payment.
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