Embajada en AUSTRALIA

Useful information for Australian tourists

Getting to Argentina
 
All airlines flying to Argentina arrive mainly at Ezeiza (“Ministro Pistarini”) International Airport, which is 37 Km away from the City of Buenos Aires. You can reach the city by Teniente General Ricchieri freeway (Information: Tel. 5480-6111). Company Manuel Tienda León (Av. Madero and San Martín, Tel. 4315-5115) offers a bus service from 5.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. This service costs $ 45 (Argentine pesos), and the trip takes approximately 40 minutes. There are also taxis and chauffeur-driven rented cars (from $ 98 to $ 145).
 
Getting around
 
By Plane

Due to the country’s large size, planes are best to travel long distances, and you can then take overland transportation to get to your final destination. Buying Airpass Visit Argentina in your own country, you’ll obtain more economical prices for flights within Argentina. por Aerolíneas Argentinas / Austral, Aerochaco, Andes Líneas Aéreas, LADE, LAER, LAN Argentina and Sol Líneas Aéreas.operate domestic flights.


Domestic flights and flights to Uruguay depart from Jorge Newbery Airport, located to the north of the city beside the Río de la Plata.

Domestic flights schedule from Buenos Aires to:

San Salvador de Jujuy
2 hrs 10 mins
Salta
2 hrs
San Miguel de Tucumán
1 hr 50 mins
Puerto Iguazú
1 hr 45 mins
Posadas
1 hr 30 mins
Rosario
52 mins
Mendoza
1 hr 50 mins
Córdoba
1 hr 15 mins
Mar del Plata
45 mins
San Carlos de Bariloche
2 hrs 20 mins
Trelew
2 hrs
Río Gallegos
2 hrs 55 mins
El Calafate
3 hrs 15 mins
Ushuaia
3 hrs 20 mins

By Bus

Buenos Aires bus station is located at Av. Ramos Mejia 1680 close to Retiro Station (Tel. 4310-0700). Long-distance buses are equipped with toilets, air conditioning and bar.

Distances from Buenos Aires:

Bahia Blanca
660
Km
Rosario
306
Km
Cafayate
1.703
Km
Salta
1.605
Km
Córdoba
710
Km
San Antonio de Areco
114
Km
Corrientes
1.074
Km
San Carlos de Bariloche
1.627
Km
El Calafate
2.681
Km
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
1.185
Km
Esquel
2.050
Km
San Juan
1.119
Km
Formosa
1.181
Km
San Luis
820
Km
Humahuaca
1.782
Km
San Martín de los Andes
1.607
Km
La Plata
52
Km
San Miguel de Tucumán
1.310
Km
La Rioja
1.168
Km
San Rafael
999
Km
Luján
64
Km
San Salvador de Jujuy
1.654
Km
Mar del Plata
410
Km
Santa Fe
476
Km
Mendoza
1.037
Km
Santa Rosa
607
Km
Neuquén
1.156
Km
Santiago del Estero
1.150
Km
Paraná
495
Km
Termas de Río Hondo
1.150
Km
Pinamar
401
Km
Tigre
33
Km
Posadas
1.060
Km
Trelew
1.436
Km
Puerto Iguazú
1.346
Km
Ushuaia
3.171
Km
Puerto Madryn
1.382
Km
Viedma
970
Km
Rawson
1.441
Km
Valle de Las Leñas
1.218
Km
Resistencia
1.019
Km
Villa Gesell
416
Km
Río Gallegos
2.630
Km
Villa La Angostura
1.695
Km
Río Grande
2.850
Km

 

 

 

By Train

 
Ferrobaires (Constitución Station, Tel. 4304-0028/31/38); TBA (Retiro Station, Tel. 4317-4407/45); Ferrocentral (Retiro Station, Tel. 4312-2989); Trenes del Litoral (Federico Lacroze Station, Tel. 4554-8018).
 
 By Car (Car rental)

All international car rental companies operate in Argentina.

The following companies have offices In Buenos Aires: Ai Rent a Car International (Maipú 965, Tel. 4311-1000), ) Alamo Rent a Car - National (Carlos Pellegrini 1175, 1st Floor “C”, Tel. 4322-3320), Avis Rent a Car (Cerrito 1527, Tel. 4326-5542), Budget Rent a Car ((Marcelo T. de Alvear 590, 10th Floor, Tel. 4311-4555), Dollar Rent a Car (M.T. de Alvear 449, Tel. 4315-8800), Hertz - Annie Millet Rent a Car (Paraguay 1138, Tel. 4816-8001), Localiza Rent a Car (Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 1180, 2nd Floor, Off. 205 “C”, Tel. 4121-5600), Thrifty Car Rental (Carlos Pellegrini 1576, Loc.24, Tel. 4326-0418).

Route Maps

http://www.sitiosargentina.com.ar/categorias/rutas/mapas_de_rutas/

Telephones

Argentine cities have many public telephone booths. Public phones operate with 5, 10, 25, 50-cent and 1-peso coins and Phone cards that may be bought at any quiosco (sweet and tobacco stalls). These phones support urban, national and international calls. In addition to public phones, there are many communications centers (locutorios and telecentros) offering telephone, fax and internet services.
 
Calling to Argentina from abroad, dial the country code (54) and then the area code of the place you want to call. For domestic calls, dial 0 before the area code. For international calls, dial 00, the country code and city code.
Note that tariffs are reduced from 10.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m.
 
How to call an Argentine cellphone from abroad:
 
After dialing the outside calls calling
prefix of the country where you are (often 00 11) dial
54 (=Argentina's country code)
+ 9 (=indicates it is a cellphone)
+ 11 (if Buenos Aires. For other area codes see list. Make sure not to dial any "0" that might be wrongly indicated as preceding this number. The zero only applies for domestic calls)
 
+ cellphone number (also by mistake, your correspondent might have indicated to precede the cellphone number with "15". Don't do it, as "15" applies only for domestic calls)
 
 
Currency
 
Print The Argentine currency is the peso ($). There are $ 100, $ 50, $ 20, $ 10, $ 5 and $ 2 notes, and 1, 0.50, 0.25, 0.10 and 0.05 cent coins.
The U.S. dollar is the most common foreign currency. Banks and casas de cambio (currency exchange offices), where you must present your passport, exchange foreign currency. Shops accept credit cards and dollars. 

Easy steps to get your refund

1. At the store: Shop where you see the Tax Free Shopping sign and ask for the refund cheque*

2. Through the argentinean customs: When leaving the country, show your receipts and purchases and have your Cheques Stamped
 
3. Collect your refund: Collect your refund in cash, through credit card or bank cheque.

 
* Only for foreign tourists, for purchases over $70 (pesos) on national products.