Buenos Aires - Terminal map, lounges, bars & restaurants
Buenos Aires Airport GuideBuenos Aires Airport, or Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini to give it it's offical name, is known by everyone in Buenos Aires as Ezeiza Airport. Thi also gives it its airport code, EZE.
Opened in 1946, at the time it was one of only two with three crossed runways, and was modeled on the then new airport at London Heathrow.
Buenos Aires Airport International TerminalAlmost all airlines use Terminal A for international arrivals and departures, including British Airways, Iberia, TAM, United, American, and Delta.
Buenos Aires Airport Terminal CNew terminal C is used by Skyteam airlines, including Aerolíneas Argentinas, KLM, Air France and Alitalia .
First & Business Class lounges at Buenos Aires Airport
Buenos Aires Airport transportationMost people take the bus to Buenos Aires airport. The suburb of Ezeiza (hence the obscure airport code, EZE) is pretty close to the centre of Buenos Aires: alas, traffic congestion and the rather manic roads means that delays are frequent. These delays impact taxis as well as buses, so there is little to be gained by taking a cab.
Buenos Aires Airport trainThe closest railway station to the airport is Ezeiza, which can be reached by bus number 518. This route is very cheap - AR$2 in total - but takes a very long time.
Buenos Aires Airport bus servicesThere are quite a few shuttle bus companies that run a Buenos Aires shuttle to the airport.
As you exit customs, ignore the taxi touts, and walk straight ahead to the shuttle bus stands.
A shuttle bus from the airport to Buenos Aires costs AR$40 to AR$45. They run every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour) and take about 40 minutes. They drop off either at the bus offices in the city centre, or at a few of the more upmarket hotels.
There are of course local buses stopping at the airport, including the 8, 51, 394, and 518 going to the train station.
Bus 8 offers an OK service between the airport and the centre of Buenos Aires. Fares are cheap - about AR$3-4 - but luggage will not be carried, so the service is rather pointless for most passengers.
Buenos Aires Airport taxi servicesGetting a taxi to and from Buenos Aires Airport is usually trouble free, but very expensive, and no quicker than the bus. The regular tax service costs abour AR$200 to the centre of Buenos Aires. There are taxi touts at the airport who will hassle you to take their service, and this costs a lot more.
Buenos Aires Airport shuttleTravellers should know that limousine services operating to and from Buenos Aires Airport usually require pre-booking. There is one operated by a US ex-pat, which charges AR$300 for a ride in a stretched limo to the centre of BS.
Car Hire at Buenos Aires AirportMajor car hire operators are located in the Arrivals Halls. To save time and ensure you get the car you want, book your rental in advance. Rental car operators from Buenos Aires Airport include: Europcar, Thrifty, Avis and Budget.
Airport TaxesDepature taxes now form part of your ticket price.
There is no arrival tax for UK passport holders, or holders of most other countries, who are welcomed with the minimal formalities. However a small number of countries, including Australia, Canada and the United States have to pay in cash to enter the country. These visitors are levied a Buenos Aires Airport "reciprocity fee" on arrival, payable in Argentine pesos or US dollars.
Currently, the prices ar US$100 for Australians, US$70 for Canadians and US$140 for US citizens, and the price can vary without warning.
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