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Tucuman Airport Mini Guide

Teniente General Benjamín Matienzo International Airport

Tucuman Airport, officially known as Teniente General Benjamín Matienzo International Airport, serves as the primary airport for San Miguel de Tucuman, the largest city in the northwestern region of Argentina. This airport is a crucial hub for both domestic and international travelers looking to explore the unique blend of cultural heritage, natural beauty, and historical significance of the Tucuman area.

Advantages of Hiring a Car at Tucuman Airport

Opting for a car hire at Tucuman Airport through RhinoCarHire brings several benefits for travelers:

  1. Freedom and Flexibility: Renting a car provides the freedom to explore Tucuman and its surrounding areas on your own schedule, allowing for a more personalized travel experience.
  2. Convenience: With a car hire, you can start your journey right from the airport, saving time and providing ease of access to various destinations.
  3. Comfort: Enjoy the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle, particularly beneficial for navigating the diverse landscapes of the Tucuman region.

Key Distances from Tucuman Airport

  • To San Miguel de Tucuman City Center: Approximately 12 km away, a drive of about 15 minutes.
  • To Tafi del Valle: Around 107 km away, this picturesque town can be reached in about 2 hours, offering a scenic route through the valleys.
  • To Simoca: Located about 47 km southeast, known for its traditional markets, Simoca is a 50-minute drive from the airport.

Road Conditions and Traffic

  • Road Quality: Major roads and highways in and around Tucuman are generally well-maintained, suitable for all types of vehicles.
  • Traffic: Traffic in Tucuman city can be busy during peak hours, but outside the city, the roads are less congested.
  • Parking: In Tucuman city, parking is available but can be limited in busy areas. Outside the city, parking is typically more accessible.

Toll Information

  • Tolls: Some highways in Argentina have toll booths. Keep local currency handy for these fees, especially on longer trips.

Recommended Attractions and Routes

  • Parque Nacional Los Cardones: A national park known for its stunning landscapes and unique flora, about a 3-hour drive from Tucuman.
  • Ruinas de Quilmes: An important archaeological site located about 182 km from Tucuman, showcasing the rich indigenous history of the area.

Car Rental Tips

  • Vehicle Selection: Choose a vehicle that suits your travel needs. A compact car may be preferable for city driving, while an SUV might be better for rural explorations.
  • Rental Process: Ensure you have a valid driver’s license and a credit card for the rental. Familiarize yourself with the rental agreement, particularly the insurance coverage.

Discover Tucuman with Ease

With a car rental from Tucuman Airport, you are well-equipped to explore the rich cultural and natural beauty of this fascinating region of Argentina. Whether you're venturing into the Andean landscapes, exploring historical sites, or experiencing local urban life, Tucuman offers a diverse and enriching travel experience.

Current Rental Rates in Tucuman Airport

Renault Logan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.65 EUR/day
Renault Logan

7 Days rental at 312.61 EUR from 22/04/2024

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  Manual |

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.42 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 345.96 EUR from 22/04/2024

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  Manual |

Toyota Etios XS

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.10 EUR/day
Toyota Etios XS

7 Days rental at 350.72 EUR from 22/04/2024

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  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Tucuman Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Tucuman Airport is five miles from the main city of San Miguel de Tucuman.
  • The airport opened in 1981 replacing a city centre airport that had become too small.
  • Nearly half a million passengers used the airport last year.
  • The majority of the flights to Tucuman come from the capital, Buenos Aires.
  • The airport is named after Argentine General Benjamin Matienzo.


Popular car hire destinations in Tucuman Airport

Best car rental companies in Tucuman Airport

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Tucuman Airport car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Europcar EMEA Franchise
  • € 312.55
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    Chevrolet Onix
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Average prices per day in Tucuman Airport

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