Buenos Aires' Ministro Pistarini International Airport (also known as Ezeiza Airport) lies 22km south-west of the city.
It has three terminals:
Travelling between terminals
The terminals are connected and you can walk between them. Terminals A and C are connected by a walkway via Terminal B, while the concourse (Main Terminal) connects the airport entrance to both ends of Terminal B (Terminal A to the left, Terminal C to the right).
Local buses are cheap, but can be crowded and the journey can take a long time. We recommend taking a taxi or a shuttle bus. There's no direct train connection.
When you arrive at the airport, just after customs control, there's a taxi booth where you can pre-book and pay for a cab. You'll be escorted to a waiting taxi. The journey into central Buenos Aires takes around 45 minutes.
Cost: It’s best to shop around, but expect to pay around ARS 400 (no tip needed)
Location: Taxi Ezeiza taxi booth, middle of Arrivals hall
The Manuel Tienda León shuttle service will take you from the airport to the Puerto Madero Terminal at the Buenos Aires waterfront in an air-conditioned bus in around an hour. Buses leave every 30 minutes from 06:00-23:15 and every hour from midnight to 06:00. You can also take a public bus for very cheap, but they stop a lot and can be busy (bus 51 to Constitución, bus 8 to central BA, Plaza de Mayo).
Cost: ARS 145 on the shuttle service
Buying tickets: Booths in the arrivals hall or online: www.tiendaleon.com.ar
Non-citizens of Argentina are entitled to a cash refund of the 21% VAT paid on commercial purchases of more than ARS 70 (USD 7.50).
This is a two-step process: first, take receipts to the Customs desks at counter 26 in Terminal A or counter 210 in Terminal B to determine the amount of your refund; next, head to the Global Blue refund window in either Terminal A (1st floor, before immigration; 05:00 – 23:00 daily) or Terminal C (ground floor, before immigration; 06:00 – 22:00 daily).
Since December 2012, citizens from Australia, Canada, and the United States are charged a reciprocity fee to enter the country. The tax must be paid online in advance. Go to the Provincia website and select Sign Up under the login fields to register and pay.
Showers are available only in Star Alliance Lounge
Car hire desks at Ministro Pistarini International Airport can be found in the arrivals areas, provided by Localiza, Alamo, Hertz and Avis.
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