All airlines flying to Argentina arrive mainly at Ministro Pistarini Airport or – as it is actually referred to by everyone – Ezeiza , in reference to the outlying neighbourhood in which it is situated, which is 37 Km (21 miles) away from the City of Buenos Aires. You can reach the city by Teniente General Ricchieri freeway. You can take the airport transfer our school offers, a taxi, an express bus or a bus.
- Airport transfer of the school: It costs U$S 50 from airport to your accommodation.
- Taxis: go to the official taxi stand in front of the exit into the main hall. A ride downtown will cost about 300 Pesos and you have to pay up-front. You will then be taken to your taxi by an official. DO NOT go with people who walk up to you and offer you a taxi, they are not licensed and not insured to take passengers.
- Express bus service: Buses are run by Manuel Tienda Léon. They leave every thirty minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 00:45 a.m. They are a quick, reliable and cheap way to get downtown. The buses drop you at the company’s central office on the corner of Avda. Madero and Calle San Martín. You will then need to take a taxi from the bus terminal to your accommodation.
- Bus service: there’s the local bus 86 which runs between Ezeiza and La Boca, entering the city via Rivadavia and continuing past Congreso, Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo; there’s a seating-only service ( diferencial AR$4), which leaves from the terminal car park, and a standard service, which takes considerably longer and takes standing passengers en route (AR$1.35), which leaves just beyond the entrance to the airport. Make sure you have change for the ticket machines, as notes are not accepted, and be warned that the standard service can become very full and bulky suitcases or backpacks may cause serious inconvenience for other passengers.