Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport Mini Guide
About The Airport
Ezeiza International Airport is situated to the south of Buenos Aires, 22km away from the city centre. It is Argentina’s largest airport, handling 85% of the country's flights, from the 3 terminals.
How Can I Get There?
Most major airports in Europe have a flight direct to Buenos Aires, however, you could also connect easily via North America
, South America and Australia
I Need to Get to the City, What Options are There?
There are no rail services into the city but you can get on the 518 bus to Ezeiza station and then go by train from there. Alternatively the number 8 bus goes directly from the terminal into the city. There are also the 51 and 394 buses that take a more leisurely route from the airport, through the suburbs to the city centre, with a journey time of 1 ½ hours.
If you are hiring a car, the General Riccheri Motorway or AU1 takes you straight from the airport to the city centre in 35 minutes.
What Facilities are at the Airport?
There are ATMs and Banco Nacion currency exchange desks available throughout the airport, should you need them. Wi-Fi access is limited, but available in the business class lounges and some of the cafés. Information desks are located in every terminal, should you require any assistance. If you are hiring a car, the car hire desks are situated in sector A of the arrivals area.
Is There a Good Selection of Restaurants?
There are cafés, restaurants and fast food outlets available at the airport, offering a variety of choices should you get hungry. Stop at Air Coffee and Tienda de Café for a light snack or if you prefer something more substantial, you can try Bellini, La Madeleine or La Pausa.
What Can I Buy There?
There are a few retail outlets available at Ezeiza Airport, visit Los Robles Polo Team or Sports Planet for fashion or sports wear, Hatern for jewellery and Pasiones Argentinas, for your last minute souvenirs. If you need to pick up a book or magazine for your journey, go to Yenny. There is also a pharmacy and general store at the airport. Duty free shops are situated in both Terminal A and B.
What if I Need Special Assistance?
The customer service team at Ezeiza Airport can help with passengers requiring special assistance, whether it’s the loan of a wheelchair and getting through the airport or telephones for the hearing impaired. There are also reserved parking areas available.
Where Can I Stay Near the Airport?
If you want to stay close to the airport, try Posada de las Aguilas. It is only 2 minutes by car from the airport and they provide a free shuttle. The hotel has 22 rooms and has free parking and Wi-Fi. The city is 40 minutes away by car and you can book for shows and tango classes at reception, or you can take a swim in the pool and relax in the gardens. Argentinian food is their speciality.
If you prefer to stay nearer the city, the Grand Boulevard Hotel is 17 km away and close to the Obelisk and San Telmo district. It has a 4 star rating and has 85 rooms. The hotel has a free Wi-Fi service and parking is free of charge. There is a fitness centre if you can’t keep away from the gym and the hotel provides a complimentary breakfast. The journey time to the airport is approximately 25 minutes.
Ezeiza Airport is a little way out of the city so a hire car is recommended for your journey in. Alternatively you could spend at least part of your time out in the countryside around the city, the Pampas, experiencing life as a gaucho, Argentina’s version of a cowboy.
Several companies can help you organise your trip before you arrive. There you’ll help to corral the livestock that produces some of the world’s best steaks and eat and sleep under sparkling stars in an inky sky. There’s no better way to experience the life of ordinary rural Argentinians.