Information & Facts
Metered taxis are available outside the terminal
buildings of Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport and cost
between ARS35 and ARS50. Taxis have reservation booths inside the
airport and visitors should confirm the price before making the
reservation. Avoid touts and unlicensed taxis.
Long and short-term parking is available in both a multi-level
covered parking garage (adjacent to Terminal A) and an open-air
Car rental companies have desks in Terminal A.
Manuel Tienda Leon run a shuttle-bus every 30 minutes to Madero
Terminal in the city centre, where smaller shuttle buses connect
passengers to final destinations. Rides to the city centre are
about 40 minutes and cost approximately US$11 (Tel: (+54 11)
0810-888-5366). Public buses are cheaper but can take up to two
hours to the city centre. Without reservations metered taxis are
available outside the terminal building. Reservations can be made
from official booths just outside the customs area and cost between
US$9 and US$13; unofficial taxis should be avoided. Private cars,
also called remis, are a cheap and reliable option with fixed
pre-set prices. They available for hire on the lower level of both
terminals or by phone (Tel: (54 11) 5480-0196) and cost up from
Tel: +54 (0)11 5480 6111.
Airport tax: US$18 (international flights), US$8
(regional and Uruguay), $6.05 (domestic). Security tax: US$2.50
(international), $1 (domestic). Immigration tax (international
There are several shops, pharmacies, restaurants, cafes and
bars, as well as duty-free shopping. Bureaux de change and ATMs are
available as well as a 24-hour bank. There is a left-luggage
facility and a tourist information desk in Terminal A. Other
facilities include mobile phone hire, medical service, a VIP lounge
and Internet access. Facilities for the disabled are good.
Spanish is the official language of Argentina but English
is understood in the tourist areas.
The Argentinean Peso (ARS) is divided into 100 centavos. The
recent devaluation of the Peso has made Argentina more affordable
for travellers but there is still much economic uncertainty and
travellers are advised to keep an eye on the exchange rate.
Currency can be exchanged at banks and
cambios(bureaux de change) but it is easier to use ATMs,
available in most urban towns, which reflect the current exchange
rate. Credit and debit cards are generally accepted, and US Dollars
and Euros are normally taken everywhere, but some international
cards place limits on transactions. Cirrus cards sometimes aren't
accepted. There can be problems using travellers cheques in rural
areas, although most banks in major cities should accept them. It's
best to take travellers cheques in US Dollars to avoid additional
exchange rate charges.
The two terminals are linked by a covered walkway.
Local time in Argentina is GMT -3.