Most European and American countries will not need a visa to enter Argentina. Nevertheless notice that USA , Australian and Canadian citizens will be charged a reciprocity fee of more than 100 USD upon arrival at the Airport.
An updated list of visa requirements by country can be found at
The International airport located at Ezeiza 30 km SW of Buenos Aires is
called Minisitro Pistarini and receives most international flights .
The Domestic Airport called Jorge Newbery or Aeroparque is located inside the city at ,
the NE corner by the River and manages most domestic flights and some regional flights,
from Brasil, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. You might arrive to this airport if you come from Europe or USA and your flight makes a connection in Brasil or Chile.
Information on the airports can be found at
From the Airport to the City
-Shutle Service from Ezeiza , provided by the company TIENDA LEON
-Shuttle Service from Aeroparque. There is a new service offered by Aerolineas Argentinas, that takes you to different parts of the city
-Remisse service from Ezeiza (Limo services), with stands situated at the Airport, with charges around 350 ARS (price is fixed according to destination and paid before the trip). We recommend the company TAXI EZEIZA-
DO NOT ACCEPT RIDES FROM NON WELL IDENTIFIED TAXI SERVICES. DO HIRE AND
PAY THE SERVICE AT A DESK.
* Long Distance Buses: Buses to all regions of Argentina and neighboring countries
depart from the main Bus Station of Retiro
Buses offer a cheaper alternative for travelling. Buses can be very comfortable (specially for services “ejecutivos”) but take into account that distances within Argentine tourist points could be really long (Buenos Aires-Usuhuia 2300 Km)
* Urban Buses (“ Colectivos” ). Bus fares range between 3 and 5 ARS according to distance. Although in theory you can pay with coins, it is much easier to buy a travel card (SUBE) which cost around 30 pesos and you can top with cash in many shops and tube stations
Enter the Bus by front door and exit by middle or rear door .
Buses run 24 hs with lower frequencies between midnight and 5 am.
for more information see
http www xcolectivo com ar colectivo
Underground (El Subte)
Lines A B C D E H running from 6 am to 10.30 pm . Although not very extended, the subway network offers the faster way to move around. Fare at 4.50 ARS.
Taxis Minimum fare 14.30 and 1.43 every 200 m . 20% more expensive from 10 pm to 6 am. You don´t need to tip. All taxis in Buenos Aires are black with a yellow roof. All taxis are metered. An extra charge can be added if you phone a taxi (radiotaxis). A taxi ride from Downtown to the Physics Department is about 80 ARS.
Argentina currency is the Argentine Peso ARS with notes of and , 2,5,10,50, 100. Current exchange rate is Approx 1USD =8.50 ARS.
Take into account the Argentina has now a highly regulated foreign exchange market. Most Argentinian can not get access to buy dollars at the official rate, so you might find that your cash in foreign currency (USD or Euros) can have a higher real value (even at 80% more) than the official rate.
VOLTAGE TELEPHONE AND INTERNET ,
Voltage is 220 V and you will probably need and adaptor as Argentine plugs are 220
different than American and European standards (see here). Argentina country code is . +54 and Buenos Aires city code is 11. Most Quadriband mobile phones will operate in .
Argentina There are 3 companies providing service Claro, Movistar and Personal.
Check with your company roaming charges or buy a SIM card for about 20 ARS of one of those companies to have a pre paid local mobile line. Internet is widely available in Buenos Aires metropolitan area with most Cafes and Restaurants providing free Wi Fi service There also shops LOCUTORIOS where you can have access to a computer with printing services and Internet , WI FI will be also available on Campus near the Lecture Hall
Argentina has a dual health system, with a free public network of Hospital and a private paying one. Although in the event of a serous incident, public hospitals can be used even for foreigners free of charge, waiting times and general conditions in the public network could represent a problem. We strongly recommend to check the conditions of your insurance and make sure that you can have access to private hospitals.
Argentine main touristic attractions include
-Patagonian Glaciars (Glaciar Perito Moreno, Calafate)
-Patagonian Lake District (Bariloche area)
-Patagonian Coast (Peninsula Valdes)
-Tierra del Fuego (Usuhia)
-Wine District (Mendoza)
-Iguazu Falls (Puerto Iguazu)
Places are far apart from each other. For more information see here
Lonely Planet has a guide on Argentina and Time Out publishes (every 3 months) a
local version with updated information of Buenos Aires.
March corresponds to the end of summer in Buenos Aires, so you should expect fairly hot weather, with average temperature of 25C. Fore detailed statistics see here