The city of El Calafate, which serves as a gateway to Los Glaciares National Park and the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, is over 1,500 miles (2,400 km) from Buenos Aires. Fortunately, there are several daily flights connecting the two cities.
This 6-day itinerary gives you a chance to explore both Buenos Aires and El Calafate, and includes a full day at the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Duration: 3 hours and 15 minutes, plus transfers to/from airports
Both Aerolineas Argentinas and LATAM fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate, though the LATAM flights only operate during certain periods of the year. Both companies fly from the Aeroparque airport (AEP), which is the most centrally-located and convenient Buenos Aires airport, located on the northern edge of the Palermo neighborhood, on the coast of the La Plata River. You can reach it by taxi, private transfer, or even a local bus.
Once you arrive in El Calafate, you can again choose a taxi or private transfer to take you to the city center, 12 miles (19 km) away. You can also opt for a rental car from one of the agencies who have offices inside the airport.