Buenos Aires, sometimes referred to as the "Paris of South America" with its many live theatres and the top thriving arts and culture scene in Latin America. It’s a modern city, alive with buzzy sidewalk cafes, parks covered purple by jacaranda blooms in springtime, tango dancing and the stylish porteños (residents of Buenos Aires) who love their sports, especially fútbol (soccer). The Argentinean capital offers so much to see and do from the Palacio Barolo, Teatro Colón theatre and the pretty Parque 3 de Febrero park. Be sure to sample the Argentine cuisine of bbq steak (asado), a fine glass of malbec and enjoy the buzzing nightlife.
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Buenos Aires (BUE)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Buenos Aires
When to visit
The best and most pleasant times to visit Buenos Aires is in the spring (September to November) or during autumn (March to May). The weather is generally mild, less humid with average temperatures around 22℃, and a mix of sunny and rainy days. If you plan a visit in August, you be able to join in The Tango Festival and World Cup. Summer (December to February) is the peak travel season, though it is hot and can be humid, around 30℃. If travelling in summer, be sure to book a hotel with a pool. It’s a good time to enjoy the parks, walking and catch the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival.
What is the main airport called?
Buenos Aires Metropolitan airports (BUE). It is the generic code for both airports in Buenos Aires. It covers both Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) and Jorge Newbery (AEP).
Arriving in Buenos Aires
The helpful staff at Buenos Aires Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Buenos Aires from Buenos Aires Airport
Getting into Buenos Aires from the Jorge Newbery or Ezeiza International airport is easy with various transport options available. Choose from bus, taxis, transfer, shuttles, ride share or car hire. Bus is the most economical means of transport from AEP with bus stops located in front of sectors A and B going to several points around the city. Its best to buy a SUBE card from a convenience store as the method of payment. Jump on bus line 160, 33, 37 or 45 from AEP depending on your destination. There is an express shuttle service from the airport to Puerto Madero (a waterfront area in town) or to Ezeiza airport. From EZE there is an express bus to the city taking around 45 minutes.
If you're travelling in a group, a private door to door transfer is a comfortable way to travel and can be pre-booked in advance. The airport driver will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign with your name on it, after baggage claim. Taxis are available at outside the arrivals area, taking approximately 20 minutes to get to the city centre from AEP or 40 minutes from EZE airport. App based ride share services are a handy way to get to your destination and can be booked with Uber or Cabify. Alternatively, you may wish to book a transfer with your hotel or rent a car.
Getting around Buenos Aires
Efficient public transport, bike lanes, taxis, ride-share and pedestrian-friendly city streets make navigating Buenos Aires a breeze. The best way to get around Buenos Aires is by subway, also known as "the subte." The subte is quick, affordable, and easy to navigate with maps at the subte stations. There are stops all over the city, making it a good way to get to where you want to go. The city buses, known as colectivos, are cost-efficient with dedicated bus lanes along the city's major avenues. For day trips out of town, taking the train might be the best option. To use public transport, you need a SUBE card which can be purchased at local snack stores. Metered taxis are available, or you may wish to book an Uber or Cabify through the app. Cycling is efficient and a most enjoyable way to get around Buenos Aires, as the city is mainly flat. There are many cycle lanes through the city and its possible to rent a bike through the city's bike-share program. For shorter distances, walking is a good way to get around and skip the traffic. Alternatively, you may wish to rent a car with a driver or join a tour.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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