Let’s take a plane from El Palomar Airport (EPA) in Buenos Aires. The airport is about 30 minutes away from the city center. More or less the same distance as the international airport Ezeiza Buenos Aires. But, how to get to El Palomar airport in Buenos Aires?
At the moment of writing, only Flybondi and JetSmart airlines are operating from EPA. Both companies are low-cost airlines. For a cheap price, you can fly to Bariloche, Santiago de Chile, Mendoza, Iguazu, Cordoba and much more to come.
Private transfer to El Palomar airport
You can easily book a private transfer from your hotel to EPA airport. A comfortable option for only USD 27,50 / 25 Euro. The transfer is always with an English speaking driver, well-maintained cars, and some extra service such as a bottle of water.
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By car: how to get to El Palomar airport in Buenos Aires
You’re lucky to have friends driving for you or if you have your own car. The easiest way is to open Waze or Google Maps. Search for El Palomar airport. Tol needs to be paid on the highways to El Palomar airport. A ride to the airport will take around 30 – 40 minutes (calculated from Obelisco). Directions on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/LW59bNLbiHu
There are two parking lots close to the airport. Parking your car per day will cost around 12 USD / 10 Euro.
Yes, there is a train riding to El Palomar airport! The San Martín line. The train departs at Retiro station and will take you in 20 – 30 minutes to El Palomar airport. The train station “El Palomar” is 3 blocks away from the airport entrance. It will cost you around 0,50 USD or 0,45 Euros with your SUBE card. The SUBE card is the contactless payment method of the public transport of Buenos Aires and other Argentinian cities. You can buy a SUBE card in every metro station, lottery office and some kiosko’s (1,80 USD / 1,65 Euro). Don’t forget to top-up directly. Check out where to buy a SUBE card.
Buses are everywhere in the city. So, also towards the airport. Below we give you the bus lines that drive to it. The bus stops are close to the airport. Only Google maps provide at this moment a complete coverage of the public transport lines.
There is always a taxi nearby. It’s an easy way to get to El Palomar airport. As you may read in our article “how to get or from the international airport (EZE)” there are some scams among the taxi drivers. Charging you too much and counterfeit banknotes as change. But the city heard the frustrations of the people. For that, they developed a Buenos Aires Taxi App. Available for iOS and Android.
The app is in Spanish, but it’s easy. Set your current location (desde), type in the destination (hasta). The app will give you an estimated price and time to reach the destination. Choose your payment method (método de pago) – cash or credit card. Above that, there is a nice extra function! Click on “Filtros de viaje”. Here you can choose if you want a bigger car if you’re with 3 persons or more, click if you want that the driver understands English or Portuguese, and if the car it pet-friendly. Isn’t that good!
Shuttle bus Tienda Leon
The shuttle bus company Tienda Leon provides service between bus terminal Puerto Madero and EPA. A one-way ticket costs around 4,50 USD or 4 Euro. The bus departs at 4h, 7h, 13h, and 16h from bus terminal Puerto Madero. A ride to there takes around 1h -1h15min. Tickets can be bought at the bus terminal or online.
Uber and Cabify
There is always Uber and Cabify to get to El Palomar airport. Uber is still an illegal service in Buenos Aires. Prices are more or less the same as a regular taxi.