Getting Around Argentina

Argentina is the world's 8th largest country, slightly smaller than India, so expect to cover large distances during your trip. The northern city of Salta and Ushuaia at the southern tip of Patagonia are 2,500 miles (4,000 km) apart—similar to the distance between Los Angeles and New York.

Given its size, most itineraries in Argentina include domestic flights that take several hours. Buenos Aires to Iguazú Falls takes 2 hours by plane (or 18 hours by bus for adventurous travelers with some time to spare), while the flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate is 3 hours and 15 minutes. 

Renting a car and setting off on a road trip is also a great way to explore Argentina. Most travelers stick to regions for their road trips, and fly between regions. 
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Argentine Patagonia (Cerro Torre)
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How to Get to Patagonia

Patagonia is a huge region that covers the southernmost parts of Argentina and Chile. Most tourists focus on a few specific destinations within Patagonia: Bariloche and its... read more

Map of How to Get from Salta to Cafayate
How to Get from Salta to Cafayate

Salta is a great jumping-off point to explore Northwest Argentina and the city of Cafayate, in the Calchaquí Valley. Cafayate is 95 miles (153 km) south of Salta and is known... read more

Bariloche
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How to Get to Bariloche

Known for its architecture reminiscent of a Swiss alpine village and tasty chocolate, Bariloche is at the top of many visitors' lists. The easiest way to reach the city is to... read more

Iguazú Falls
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How to Get to Iguazú Falls

The Iguazú Falls are right on the border between Argentina and Brazil; if you're traveling from Buenos Aires, your best bet is to fly to the town of Iguazú and visit the falls... read more

Map of How to Get from Mendoza to Salta
How to Get from Mendoza to Salta

Both Aerolineas Argentinas and the local lowcost airline company jetSMART offer several direct flights each week between Mendoza and Salta, which is 600 miles (965 km) to the... read more

El Calafate
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How to Get to El Calafate

Perched on the shore of the ice-blue Lago Argentino, El Calafate is most known as the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park and its famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Many... read more

Mendoza
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How to Get to Mendoza

Mendoza is the capital of Argentina's wine region and is close to Argentina's border with Chile. It's the perfect jumping-off point to tour the nearby vineyards and taste the... read more

Tierra del Fuego (Beagle Channel)
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How to Get to Tierra del Fuego

To visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, your best bet is to fly to Ushuaia and explore the area from there. There are several daily direct flights from Buenos Aires, which is... read more

El Chaltén
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How to Get to El Chaltén

Known as one of the most spectacular destinations for hiking in Patagonia, El Chaltén practically sits in the shadow of Mount Fitz Roy and a truly spectacular section of the... read more

Pucara de Tilcara
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How to Get from Salta to Tilcara

Tilcara, a small, scenic city in Jujuy Province, lies about 125 miles (202 km) to the north of Salta. While many bus routes cross between the two cities, a rental car or a... read more

A view of the Calchaqui Valleys from Cachi
Map of How to Get from Salta to Cachi
How to Get from Salta to Cachi

The only way to cross the 100 miles (161 km) between the capital city of Salta and the tranquil mountain town Cachi is overland, but you have a few options to choose from.... read more

How to Get to Cafayate

Located in northern Argentina, Cafayate is one of Argentina's main wine regions after Mendoza, and is known for producing Torrontés white wine. The two airports closest to... read more