The summer months are typically the busiest for flights to Argentina, although this does vary slightly depending on where exactly you are travelling. Patagonia and the Andes are much more enjoyable during the summer whereas the north of Argentina is more pleasant during the winter months of June to September. Buenos Aires is one of the busiest destinations in Argentina and as such you’ll need to make sure you secure your flight tickets in advance to avoid overpaying. The high season in Buenos Aires tends to last all-year. Sometime in February/March is the annual Carnival festival which engulfs the entire country. You’ll struggle to find flights to Argentina that don’t break the bank around the Carnival though so plan well ahead.
If you don’t mind cooler weather then head off during the winter to find the cheapest flights to Argentina. Despite the drop in temperature you’ll find that the weather is mostly dry and can be a great time to visit. Spring and autumn times are little gems too. Early October to early December is when spring takes over and you can find cheap flights to Argentina without the high season crowds, making your vacation more enjoyable.
When is the best time to book a flight to Argentina?
You’ll find the cheapest flights to Argentina fluctuating between October and February so with a bit of planning you can secure some bargains. You’ll still need to secure your flight tickets well in advance for these to be the best months to book your flights, so aim to have your flights to Argentina booked at least four or five months before you wish to travel. If you have the luxury of flexibility then you’ll find the cheapest flights to Argentina without much trouble. Without the limitation of school holidays and specific blocks of the year you’ll discover flight tickets that are reasonably priced. You’ll notice that either side of the plane provides some great views throughout the flight so just try to avoid the wings and you should enjoy the view.
British Airways is the major airline that provides direct, cheap flights to Argentina (although direct flights are only available from London). There are numerous other airlines though, although they are part of connecting flights to Argentina. Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, Air Canada and Iberia are just a few that operate the route. Deciding which airline is best for you will usually come down to your budget. You’ll generally find the cheapest flights to Argentina are the direct ones although there are some exceptions. British Airways are a top airline to travel with though and they do provide complimentary snacks and beverages onboard their flights. It’s worth signing up to their free Business Executive program so you can start earning Avios points to spend against other flight tickets in the future.
Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and has the busiest airport. The Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport is the main one in use and is where you’ll no doubt fly into. It is 22km away from the centre of Buenos Aires and getting into town isn’t too difficult. It’s worth noting that there are no train or rail options available from the airport. There are however, many private and public bus choices you can make. If you turn left after leaving the airport you should find the public buses with little trouble. They only operate from Terminal B. You’ll also need the exact change so make sure you change some notes into coins. Manuel Tienda Leon is one of the main private bus companies. You can even arrange for a transfer directly to your hotel with them if you don’t mind paying around ARS 35-40. Lastly you could jump in a taxi. There are numerous taxi options. You can either find ones outside, pre-arrange one when you are securing your cheap flights to Argentina or grab one from the Exeiza taxi desk inside of the airport.
The airport is around 10km away from the centre of the city although there is a slight lack of transportation options available. Your best bet would be to try and arrange transport once you’ve secured your flight tickets to Argentina. It’s also worth seeing if your accommodation offers any kind of shuttle service. Failing that there is a regular bus that goes to the centre but the drivers are prone to refusing passengers with too much luggage so just bear that in mind when you’re packing. There is also a minibus service too so if you do end up taking a lot of stuff then you could opt for the minibus instead.