Ministro Pistarini International Airport Ezeiza (EZE) is the airport in Buenos Aires that receives international flights from all over the world such as North America, Europe, and Oceania, … Below you find the best way to get from Ezeiza airport to Buenos Aires city, tested by myself. I checked all the ways to get from Buenos Aires International Airport to Buenos Aires city.

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Getting from the International Airport Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires city

The best way to get from Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires (EZE) to Buenos Aires City is by private transfer or taxi. It’s your personal preference. A trip of 31km or around 45 minutes is necessary to get from EZE to Buenos Aires city center. As a tourist, you probably have some luggage with you, so traveling comfortably would be nice. How to get from Ezeiza airport to Buenos Aires city?

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Where do you arrive and how long does a transfer take?

You will all arrive at terminal A, no matter what airline you’re flying with. Once you arrive on Argentine ground there is first passport control ahead of you. Please note to have your address of staying with you. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to get your luggage. A taxi transfer from Ezeiza Airport to Buenos Aires City takes around 40 – 60 minutes, depending on the traffic. A public bus takes around 1h30 – 2h to get you to Plaza de Mayo (Buenos Aires center). Below you will see a map of Buenos Aires International Airport.

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1. Airport transfer from Ezeiza airport to Buenos Aires city

Do you want to enjoy the comfort of a private airport transfer from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires? The easy thing is that you decide your pick-up time, return, and destination. I arrived countless times in Buenos Aires after a long flight. And still booked a private airport transfer is the best way to get from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires City (besides family or friends picking me up).

A driver is waiting for you in the arrival hall, even if there is a flight delay because they follow your flight. Going straight to the car parked nearby, and don’t worry about where the driver needs to drop you off. Because it’s all arranged.

It’s just easy. With that experience and my connections within the tourism sector, I start to organize private airport transfers.  Therefore, I offer the Buenos Aires airport transfer with the option to cancel for free up to 24h before arrival.

Click here to discover the Buenos Aires private airport transfer options.

If you want to book a transfer from the city to the airport? Click here.

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2. Taxi from Ezeiza airport to Buenos Aires

On the internet, you read some scams practices when taking a taxi from Ezeiza airport to Buenos Aires. For example, taxi drivers that don’t turn on their meter, charging you too much, add service costs to the total price. Be aware of that.

The city had a great system for this kind of irregularities. A system that calculated your trip from the international airport to Buenos Aires and the price was fixed. But, the system is removed due to renovations at Ezeiza Airport. 🙁

A taxi ride from Ezeiza Airport to Buenos Aires City will cost you around 35 USD / €32.
The taxis are waiting for you just outside of the arrival hall. Five minutes walking distance.

Read more: things you should know before taking a taxi in Buenos Aires City

3. Uber or Cabify at Ezeiza airport

You can use Uber and Cabify at Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, you only need to connect to the internet and order the drive to your hotel. Because of the financial situation in the country, many people want to drive for Uber. Read here my last experience with Uber and what do to when booking an Uber of Cabify.

The only hassle is that you need to search for the car. There is no fixed pick-up point and they cannot stop at the taxi lane. And you are not the only one with the idea of ordering a Uber or Cabify. A waiting time may happen.

Uber will cost you around 25 USD / 23 EURO.

4. Public transport from EZE to Buenos Aires

It is possible to take a bus from Buenos Aires International Airport to the city. Bus line 8 brings you from the airport to Plaza de Mayo or Congress. One way ticket costs you 0,72 USD / 0,60 EURO. A cheap and good way to start your journey with the public transport of Buenos Aires. Bus line 8 takes around 1h30 – 2h to get you to Plaza de Mayo (Buenos Aires center). It is a semi-direct service but not the fastest way.

Read also: getting around by public transport in Buenos Aires.

5. Shuttle bus

Good luck there are some private bus companies that are more than happy to get you to your destination. Of course, the stops are restricted. With a budget 12 USD, it’s possible to get on the bus that takes you from Ezeiza airport to Buenos Aires. There are some companies available but you need to choose the right one to get the closest stop to your destination. Tienda Leon, Mini Bus Ezeiza. Some shuttle services are not available on Bank Holidays or weekends.

6. Family or friends

Is there an opportunity to arrange a car from the hotel or friends? Then I recommend this very much. Often hotels offer private shuttles to get comfortable in Buenos Aires city. Friends are the easiest way to get from the Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE) to Buenos Aires. And above that, you have a super warm welcome.

7. Is there a train or metro from Ezeiza airport?

Do you like to ride a train or subway? Sorry, we have to disappoint you. There is no train or subway to get you from the international airport Ezeiza to  Buenos Aires.

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How long it takes getting from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires?

It takes on average 45 min for getting to the city with a taxi or airport transfer. On rush hours it can take up to 1 hour 15 minutes.

Which is the main airport in Buenos Aires?

Ezeiza international airport (EZE) is the largest airport in Buenos Aires with most of international flights arriving and departing there.

What is the difference between AEP and EZE?

AEP airport serves more domestic flights from and to Buenos Aires. Intercontinental flights are arriving at EZE airport. AEP has some international flights mainly to Brazil.

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My roots in Buenos Aires started as a tourist. After some great adventures in Argentina, I moved in 2017 to the metropolitan city of Buenos Aires. I felt a need for correct and honest information for tourists. That's why I love to write to you. Sharing my discoveries in Buenos Aires. I hope you enjoy the city as much as I do! Buenos Aires ❤️

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  1. Greetings Glenn, My wife and I want to enjoy the beautiful country of Argentina. I will book a ticket as soon as possible, but I was wondering which airport is better and more convenient for traveling to Recoleta: AEP or EZE?

    • Hi Melvyn, I suggest AEP airport. It is much closer to Recoleta with a travel time of around 20 minutes.

  2. Glenn, it would be helpful if you include on this page that you need a sube card for the public buses. I did not initially know that amd was told on the bus! I have just seen it is in the linked article, but I have only just read that! Keep up the good work Mark

  3. Hi, I need to know, does the bus line 8 run on Sundays? Thank you for your help.

    • Hi, bus 8 operates 24 hours/7 days per week from Ezeiza international airport to Buenos Aires city. The frequency during night and weekends is lower. The airport transfer to Buenos Aires by bus takes around 1h45.

  4. Hello please could you tell me if the no 8 and the connecting subway into the city are 24hrs of operation

    Thank you

    Stuart

    • Hi Stuart, the bus has a 24h service and takes around 1:40 – 2:00 to get into the city center. The subway is open from 06:00 (08:00 on Sundays) till approx 22:00.

  5. Getting from Ezeiza Airport to Buenos Aires City sounds like a smooth and convenient journey. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips and travel options. It’s great to know the best way to make the trip comfortably, especially when arriving with luggage. Safe travels to all those heading to Buenos Aires!

  6. Vardhan Nopany Reply

    Hello could you please guide us the best way to get to EZE from AEP as we will be landing at AEP AT 1 am in the morning and have a connection from EZE at 6:30 am….Also a safe place to get US$ exchanged to pesos without having to identify fake notes

    • Hi Vardhan, you can take a taxi or private transfer directly from AEP to EZE. Exchanging money at that time in the night will be almost impossible. They start to work at 10 in the morning.

  7. Have heard that ATM’s charge ridiculous fees to withdraw money. Will be in Argentina for 3 weeks, travelling by rental mini camper. Hope to pay for diesel and groceries and an occasional hostel/hotel by credit card. If not, will have to use cash.
    Where is the best/safest place to change U.S. dollars into Argentine pesos and get the best exchange rate. Will probably need to change between $500/750 U.S.
    Also, the price for taxis and Uber that you show from the airport to downtown …. are they per person or per taxi ? We will have two small suitcases. Do they charge extra for that ?

    • Hi David, using an ATM is the last I recommend to do. You can exchange money in Buenos Aires at different places and rates. I link you to the page with all the info about exchanging money in Buenos Aires: https://secretsofbuenosaires.com/change-money-euro-dollar-buenos-aires/.

      About the airport transfer. Uber prices can vary based on demand. The type of car is unknown. With my airport transfer service it is a one-way fixed price which will suit for 2 suitcases.

  8. Approximately how much does a private transfer cost to get from EZE into the city

      • Hello I did not catch were to get the private Taxi that option sounds safe and reliable
        I will like to do that could you please be kind and post the link thanks

    • We had luck and got past the taxi bulk in front of EZE to an honest official taxi driver. 16€/USD from EZE to Palermo. Super nice guy, also did the return trip with him.
      Shared the contact with our travel friends as well.

  9. Hi Glenn,
    Thanks for all this helpful info! Question, if we land in Terminal A from the United States, would we be able to go to Terminal B before we go through security? There is an airport lounge in Terminal B and we would like to get breakfast, coffee, and take showers after our long flight. Thank you!

    • Hi TJ, I never did this combination but when I arrive in terminal A you are guided directly to the border control. The flow of arrival in terminal A is separated from the departure zone of the terminals. Once in the departures zones, then you can freely move between the terminals.

      • Angela Ridley Reply

        Hello!

        Thanks for this. Can you tell me about how long it’ll take to get through the airport on a local flight & through customs? I’ll be coming to Buenos Aires from Ushuaia at let’s say 7pm. My flight to the States leaves at 8:55pm. Do you think that’ll be enough time?

        • Hi Angela, if your local flights arrives at EZE and departure too, I would say around 1h15. The security control takes around 20min and border control too. Depends of crouse on how busy it is in general.

  10. Hello, I am a wheelchair user and will be visiting BA soon from The US. Do you know of companies that can transport me from the airport? My accommodation is in Martinez. Thanks kindly, Eamon.

    • Hi Eamon, I will bring you in contact with a travel agency that has many contacts in Buenos Aires. I will ask them to mail you.

  11. Hola! Enjoy reading your site. What’s the taxi situation now since EZE renovation? We’re headed to Pilar and are debating taking a taxi or hiring private transport. Not excited about paying $250 for a private service tho.

    • Hi Julie, Indeed you can take a taxi to Pilar. Normally, the taxi drivers will not make any problem of it.

  12. Olivia Chang, Reply

    I’ll be arriving from probably a very uncomfortable night at Santiago airport, to EZE at 9am or so. Thanks SO much for the Line 8 bus photo. It’s been mentioned on some sites but there were no info. as to how convenient it was to get to the bus station. One site even mentioned a ‘corporate building’ address?! Crazy unhelpful bloggers. Are there signs in the airport to get to the Bus Stop? I’ll be going to Cabello 3999 to my AirBnB in Palermo, so read that I could take this line, then switch to Metro D line. Am I able to buy a SUBE bus/metro card at the airport? At this point, I might be pretty tired and don’t want to be a victim of crime (not being as aware), so wondering if you might suggest a shuttle. I looked into Tienda Leon and their drop-offs at Terminal Madera or Aeroparque require another connection of another hour or so. Mini Bus Ezeira site says shuttle ends in San Telmo, again, I’ll have to find my way to Palermo and I think it’s another 40-50 min too. Cabify is showing 731.60 (USD12?)… would you say that might be my best option then? THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your great website! I don’t mind taking the bus/metro combo is the transfers are relatively easy. I’m quite a seasoned traveler and do public transportation all over Europe, but I want to acknowledge my possible fatigue level, being a solo female traveler, etc…

    • Glenn Reply

      Hi Olivia, taking the bus (8) from Ezeiza airport to Buenos Aires is a good and cheap option. Be aware, that a ride with the bus will take around 1h30 or more. Bus 8 stops at Plaza de Mayo. Most of the subways are departing from there.

      You can buy a SUBE-card in the arrival hall of Ezeiza. Here is some more info about public transport in Buenos Aires: https://secretsofbuenosaires.com/buenos-aires-public-transport-getting-around/

      We recently teamed up with Welcome. For €31 you will have direct transfer to your hotel and a driver will wait for you in the arrival hall. https://bit.ly/2Ku9IIX

      Cabify is a good option for a direct ride to your destination. Possible that you have to wait a while before a Cabify driver accepts your ride. (Busy service).

      We wish you a fantastic time in Buenos Aires. Disfruta 🙂

      • Tienda Leon replied to me and said that for 630 pesos, they’ll take me to Terminal Madera and from there, a shuttle to my area (not sure if it’s to the door step, or a block away)… seems this is the kind of info. I get when messaging between Machu Picchu tour operators and Argentinean operators. They dont’ tell how to pay for it, whether they accept credit cards, whether only cash, etc… maybe you need another blog just on Tienda Leon! Here’s what they said in Spanish, just in case I might have missed something…. doesn’t mention either whether I can go to money changer at the Terminal THEN hop onto shuttle, or if the journey has to be continuous for that 630 pesos: Bus con distribución: $630 por pasajero por viaje. El servicio consta del Bus desde Ezeiza hasta Terminal Madero (Av. Eduardo Madero 401) y luego, desde allí, parte una unidad más pequeña que distribuye a los pasajeros por la zona. Sounds like it may take JUST AS LONG with Tienda as the bus? Your thoughts? BTW when I googlemap EZE to my AirBnB address by public transportation, it states 3 h 36 min and Line 8 didn’t even show up as an option!? Do you know why? This is one of the reasons why researching for Buenas Aires has been so frustrating. Thanks for Welcome offer, but I’d like to keep this trip on a budget. READ YOUR ARTICLE on money changing… if I understood right, go to Banco Nacion to get some pesos first at the airport so that I can buy SUBE pass but probably just change small amount? I’m just going to be there 8 days, so mainly meals USD$200 plenty? For such a ‘small sum’, should I just get ALL from airport? I’m game for going to Calle Florida to your well assessed casa de cambio for the experience. Lastly, will Banco at airport let me change money since I don’t have an account there?? THANKS!!

    • Glenn Reply

      Hi, the taxi touchscreens are replaced due to renovations. In the arrival hall, you will find company taxi stands such as TaxiEzeiza. Also, using Cabify is legal to use in Argentina. Have a nice stay!

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  14. Digby Charles Cook Reply

    Very helpful piece on airport transportation. Thanks, and rest of the info on your site is very useful. Keep up the good work.

    • I will be arriving EZE by United airlines. I assume it will be terminal A. I plan to use Cabify to get to my hotel in BA. I don’t speak Spanish. So is there a specific area where Cabify will pickup at terminal A?

      • Glenn Reply

        Hello Dino, you probably arrive at terminal A. Theoretically, Cabify is legal in Buenos Aires. You can order the taxi and wait at the parking 200 meters from the terminal. The taxi driver may chat with you via the app to arrange a meeting point.

        To inform other visitors. Taxi drivers (yellow / black taxis) are often looking for people waiting for an Uber or Cabify. They will talk to you and say that it is illegal. Not a pleasant experience.

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