Finding a cheap flight to Buenos Aires is like going to a casino. You gamble. Maybe wait a little bit more and before you know you lost the “cheapest” fare. I give you some tips to find a cheap flight to Buenos Aires.
Read also: how to book a domestic flight in Argentina? Tips and tricks.
Flying from Europe to Buenos Aires takes you at least around 13 hours, one way. Consider this fact then a return flight for €700 is cheap. But there is more. Sometimes you find very cheap fares. A return ticket in March or June can drop to €575 but this is not common. The prices for flying from the USA are almost the same.
What is a good price?
If you find a direct flight to Buenos Aires for €700 or lower. Book it.
When you search on Google flights you will find easily return tickets lower than €700. But these tickets are often with a long layover, no checked baggage or multiple stops. So before arriving at Buenos Aires, it can take up to 24 hours or longer than the 13 hours. For a long flight like this, we take in this article comfort as one of the criteria.
Like we said before. Every return ticket (without any stop-over) lower than €700 is cheap. So don’t hesitate and buy it directly. This fares mostly include one hand baggage and one (23kg) checked baggage.
Fly cheap to Buenos Aires with a low-cost airline
Since the start of 2018 low-cost airlines such as LEVEL entered the international flight business in Argentina. A one-way ticket starts from €293. Keep in mind that this is a fare without any checked baggage. You pay extra for every service, even meal and drinks on board. Unless you can survive a 13-hour flight without hydratation 🙂
The best moment to buy your flight to Buenos Aires
At least four months before arrival. A good tip. Go to Google Flights and turn on price notifications. You will get an mail with every price change.
There’s a trick!
Make a stop-over in Brasil. Just for a couple of hours but you can save up to €200 for a return ticket. The only bad thing, you need to check out your baggage, pass the passport control and check it again in at the stop-over airport. This can take a couple of hours. But you save money 🙂
Leave Argentina via Brasil: the cheapest way
Buenos Aires has one of the highest airport taxes. And that’s why buying a ticket starting from Buenos Aires is more expensive. These days, since the rise of low-cost airlines in Argentina, it’s almost the same price as if you book departing from Europe. But when you fly with a premium airline such as Lufthansa, Air Europa, British Airways,… it will cost you always more if you depart from Buenos Aires.
A good tip. Start your flight from Brasil. For example Foz Iguazu. Of course, you need to book a ticket to Iguazu. But here’s the trick! Fly from Buenos Aires to the Argentinian airport Iguazu. Take then a taxi to the Brasilian side (takes you 38min and €30) and fly from there to any destination. Search it out on any booking service and start to calculate.
And if you can, stay over for one night and visit the waterfalls 😉
Thanks for the information in your website.
Next month I will visit Argentina. What is the best way to buy (cheap) domestic flights? Try local travel agencies in Argentina?
Hi Augusto, probably prices will increase when closer to the departure date. You can try local agencies but maybe they charge you at the dollar rate. I’m not really familiar with that. I always book my flights online and often I have a pretty good rate.