Ministro Pistarini International Airport Ezeiza (EZE) is the only airport that receives international flights from all over the world such as North America, Europe, Oceania, … Below you find the best way getting from Ezeiza Buenos Aires airport to Buenos Aires city, tested by myself. I checked all the ways for getting from Buenos Aires international airport to Buenos Aires city.
Getting from Buenos Aires international airport to Buenos Aires city
The best way to get from Ezeiza (EZE) airport to Buenos Aires is by private transfer or taxi. It’s your personal preference. A trip of 31km 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 Buenos Aires international airport to Buenos Aires city?
Where do you arrive and how long does a transfer takes?
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 ride from EZE airport to Buenos Aires city takes around 30 – 50 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.
1. Private transfer from EZE airport to Buenos Aires city
Do you want to enjoy the comfort of an arranged private transfer from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires? The easy thing is that you decide your pick-up time, return, and destination. I made a video of my experience with a transfer between Buenos Aires international airport and Buenos Aires city.
My experience with private transfers
I did the test and I need to say, I was very happy with the transfer to Buenos Aires! Upon arrival, I received a text message saying that our driver was waiting in the arrival hall with a nameplate. The driver did speak English and helped me with my luggage.
The car was parked nearby and within 10 minutes we were on our way to Buenos Aires city. I received complimentary a bottle of water, a nice touch. The car was in perfect condition. A thing that is not for granted if you take a normal taxi in Buenos Aires.
The driver gave some interesting information about Buenos Aires and gave me the opportunity to drive by some highlights in the city.
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. 🙁
Be aware that taxi drivers are charging you too much
A taxi ride from Ezeiza airport to Buenos Aires city will cost you around 25 USD / €23.
The taxies are waiting for you just outside of the arrival hall. Five minutes of walking.
Do you want some more comfort, an English driver and a car that is in perfect condition? Then I suggest booking a private transfer through our website.
3. Uber or Cabify
Note that Uber is not recognized as an official taxi company, so by the law, it’s illegal. There are cases that legal operating taxi drivers assault Uber drivers when they see them. Therefore, Uber drivers often avoid busy places such as airports. Some drivers will ask you to take place in the front seat, so it looks that you are a friend or walk more or less to the end of the parking (600m away).
Uber will cost you around 25USD / 28 EURO.
Cabify, on the other hand, is a legal operation taxi company in Buenos Aires. As Cabify is pretty popular it is possible that you have to wait a bit.
4. Public transport
It is possible to take a bus from Ezeiza Buenos Aires airport to the city. Bus line 8 brings you from the airport to Plaza de Mayo or Congress. One way ticket cost 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).
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 of $250 pesos (12USD), 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. Aerobus Ezeiza, Tienda Leon, Mini Bus Ezeiza
Is there an opportunity to arrange a car from the hotel or friends? Then we 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. Train and metro
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.
List of international flights arriving/departing from the Buenos Aires international airport Ministro Pistarini (EZE).
Air Europa: Madrid
British Airways: London
Air France: Paris
Air Canada: Santiago
Aerolineas Argentina: Madrid, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Miami, New York, Punta Cana
LATAM: Lima, Miami, Asuncion, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro
American Airlines: Dallas, Miami, New York,
United Airlines: New York, Houston
Emirates: Rio de Janeiro -> Dubai
Qatar: Sao Paulo -> Doha
Turkish Airlines: Sao Paulo -> Istanbul
AeroMexico: Mexico City
Copa Airlines: Panama City
*List not completed. Please always check your booking.