The most common way for tourists to arrive in Buenos Aires is by plane. The city has two airports, one international and the other domestic, and they are far away from each other. One can also arrive via boat, in the cruise ships that come from the northern hemisphere, or more commonly from neighboring Uruguay, by ferry. There is an extensive bus system that connects Buenos Aires to almost every point imaginable in the interior, and the main bus terminal is located in Retiro. Buses are the most popular form of transportation, now that train service has been severely cut back. Also, there is an extensive network of highways and routes that allow you to arrive in your own car.
Ministro Pistrani International Airport (EZEIZA)
International flights from the principle cities of the world arrive here.
It is located 45km from the city center, in the city of Ezeiza, in the suburbs.
It has taxi, private car (remise) service, and private bus service, all of which are safe and quick ways to arrive in the center.
There are also city buses that take about two hours to arrive to the city. They are not recommended for safety reasons. To take them you have to leave the airport to the city of Ezeiza.
Jorge Newbery Airport
This is there airport that receives domestic air traffic, the majority of the passengers arriving from the provinces and neighboring countries. It is located on the northern shore of the city, 3km from the center.
EMBA "Estación Marítima Buenos Aires" (Buenos Aires maritime Station)
Dirección: Av. Castillo and Av. Los Inmigrantes –Tel: 4317-0671
The port of Buenos Aires has different types of docks according to the need of the seacraft.
There are docks equipped to handle the large cruise ships that arrive from various parts of the world.
The port is located in the area of Retiro, behind the Bus Terminal.
Dirección: Antártida Argentina 821 (and Córdoba) – Tel: 4316-6431
Buquebus operates a ferry service to various points in the Republic Oriental of Uruguay (it also has connecting bus service to even more locations, thus its name, which translates to ship-bus). It has daily service to Colonia and Montevideo.
Retiro Bus Terminal
Dirección: Antártida Argentina and Calle 10 - Tel: 4310-0700
This is where the majority of buses enter the city, coming from various Argentine cities and also from neighboring countries.
There is a large number of companies who offer a wide variety of services and schedules, connections and destinations. The ticket booths are organized by zone: north (norte), east (este), south (sur) and west (oeste). It is located in Retiro, near the downtown.