Meet Argentina

Transportation in Argentina Guide

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Making travel plans for an Argentina vacation will include a round way trip, lodging and agendas. There are several destinations that are as beautiful as the brochure. From mountains to countryside landscapes, your itinerary will be full from sun up to sun down. Often times, you may reach a new land or site expecting there to be the same accommodations as you are used to at home. It is important when journeying through Argentina that you map out your quests ahead of time to ensure you will have a way to get there and back.

There are specific ways to get around Argentina depending on your location. The ways to travel are easy to navigate once you get used to how the system works. As with any new location there are always a few helpful hints that will assist you in having the best experience while you are away.

Planes and Trains

Small planes and crafts are available for traveling between regions across Argentina. It is sometimes easier for a local to reserve a seat and get a fair price as they are given preference as the busy season approaches. You can find large and small airports all over Argentina that have a charted path and a set route.

There are train services offered in a limited capacity. You will find main lines that run from Buenos Aires to a variety of stops and cities. Other stations can be found with connecting points that may align with your plans. Trains are a fast way to travel with a quick shortcut through traffic.

Ground Travel

With wheels on the ground, you have a few options to get from point A to point B. This way of traveling is the most economical and accessible. Choosing to go this route may expend a longer commute time and should be scheduled in accordingly.

  • Buses commute from city to city with specified stops. They run close to what the schedule states and it is wise not to deviate from the times. Amenities and services offered on the Bus depends on the length of the trip and which package you choose.
  • Cars- personally owned, rented or taxis are a mainstream way of traveling the roads. A permit is required if you are unlicensed and is available for visitors if needed. Take extra caution while driving. Argentineans are known to drive fast without much concern for traffic guidelines that prevent an accident. It is said the leading cause of injury to tourists is from an automobile accident.
  • Bicycling short distances are not uncommon. You may not want to travel a days journey by bike, however a short trip across town is great exercise and a way to take in the culture. You can bring, buy or rent a bicycle if the timeline fits into your plans.

Traveling in Argentina is a part of the adventure. Planning ahead and taking the right precautions will give you a worry free experience, but perhaps taking up a path less followed might yield its own rewards.

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