How to Get From Ezeiza into Buenos Aires

The first hurdle of any trip is getting to your hotel from the airport.

Trying to find your way from Ezeiza into Buenos Aires once you land?


By the end of this post, you’ll have a plan for arrival into one of South America’s most bustling cities.

Ezeiza (EZE) is Buenos Aires’ international airport.

It’s located just over 30 kilometers and an hour’s drive from the city center.

This post is a complete breakdown of all the ways to get into Buenos Aires from Ezeiza from city bus to private transfer.

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Ezeiza to Buenos Aires: Buses, Taxis, and Transfers

There is truly an option for every budget.

By the end of this post, you should have your transfer booked or a plan in place on how to get into the city upon arrival.

And if you’re feeling particularly anxious, take a deep breath.

It’s as easy as a taxi ride and on the other side of that taxi awaits a delicious steak dinner.

But first, what NOT to do…

In Buenos Aires, do NOT leave the airport and hail a taxi outside.

You’ll find a taxi but they will definitely make up a price upon assessing just how foreign (and rich) you look.

Then they’ll smile as they cheekily say of course they’ll accept your dollars (as if this is a favor to you and not to them).

At best, you’ll pay two or three times the actual cost. At worst, they’ll scam you even further.

Stick to the options listed below for Buenos Aires airport transfers and taxis.

Private Transfer

My top recommendation for travelers is to reserve a transfer in advance.

You’ll have likely flown all night and will be tired, take it easy on yourself and have a driver waiting for you with a smile and your name on a sign.

You’ll have plenty of time to explore the city like a local once you’ve gotten a good night’s sleep.

To be expected, this is the priciest option but it’s still very affordable in comparison to large cities in the US or Europe.

Expect to pay somewhere around 25-30 dollars for a sedan.

For a group and a larger van, it will be a bit more and if you need a car seat check in advance that it’s available.

Here are some options for booking your transfer in advance:

  • has a reliable option to reserve an airport transfer
  • Private drivers, my Facebook group has an ongoing list of drivers recommended by members, feel free to reach out to them. You will need to join the group to see the list and search for more recommendations.
  • Manuel Tienda Leon is a taxi and transfer company based in the airports, you can reserve a remis (taxi) in advance with them.
A pink mural of two tango dancers by a road with two taxi cabs driving past

Taxi/Remis from Ezeiza airport to Buenos Aires

Second to a private transfer is a taxi or remis.

Remis companies are basically taxis but instead of meter running on the clock, they have set rates based on distance. Your rate will be agreed upon before you get in the car so there are no surprises.

In practicality, this is the same as above but you won’t have reserved it in advance.

When you exit customs with your bags, you’ll pass through a small room with taxi booths.

Taxi Ezeiza is another reliable remis company and their booth is outside of customs, landside in arrivals.

Manuel Tienda Leon and other booths have now also been given booking windows outside of the little customs room (a rather recent remodel).

So you can compare these top companies a little easier than before.

All of these remis companies have set rates to get you into town depending on neighborhood.

The downside is the cars aren’t the nicest (imagine an old car that probably smells very strongly of cigarettes) and you can forget about the driver speaking English.

Also, there can be long lines for these taxis if a lot of flights have arrived at the same time. You will always be able to get a ride, but you may have to wait and if you’re tired from your flight, that can be a rough start to the holiday.

If you speak Spanish, this is a great option, I personally use Taxi Ezeiza myself all the time. If you don’t speak Spanish or are a bit of a nervous traveler, I’d reserve an English speaking transfer (option 1 above).

Uber from Ezeiza

When Uber first burst into the market in Argentina, they did so with very little finesse and angered taxis everywhere (typical).

For the first year or so it was tricky to take an Uber from the airport and you needed to be sneaky and find your driver deep in the parking lot away from the taxis.

These days it’s easier, just call your Uber and find them when they show up outside of arrivals.

There isn’t a set Uber pick up like I’ve seen in other countries, since they’re still not exactly above board.

This is your cheapest option, lately the rate has been the equivalent of around $15 US.

The only downside or complication would be not having Wi-Fi to communicate with your driver once you leave the airport (inside the building there is strong, free Wi-Fi).

If you set up an eSim before your trip, though, you can have a local connection upon landing. Or simply communicate with your driver inside the airport and don’t leave until the last second once you can see they’re arriving.

PRO TIP: Once you’re in Argentina, you should see the payment option in your Uber app for cash. Try deleting and re-installing the app if you don’t see the option yet and want to pay in pesos cash throughout your trip to take advantage of the different exchange rates.

Shuttle Bus: Manuel Tienda Leon

Manuel Tienda Leon is a classic go-to for airport transfers in Buenos Aires, check out their website for current prices.

This company has a small bus station downtown in Puerto Madero/Retiro (behind the Sheraton).

Their buses connect from there to both Ezeiza and Aeroparque (the city’s domestic airport in Palermo).

The bus will save you some pesos if you are traveling alone.

If there are two of you it will cost the roughly same (or slightly less) to take a remis/taxi and it’s definitely not cheaper than an Uber.

If there are more than two of you, it’s not even a question. Take a taxi.

You can take the bus to either Terminal Madero downtown or Aeroparque in Palermo. From there, you can get a taxi or rideshare to your hotel.

The website shows the option to reserve and pay in advance, this isn’t necessary.

When you leave customs you’ll go through a small vestibule with taxi booths. Manuel Tienda Leon has a booth here where you can purchase a ticket for the next shuttle bus and pay with a card. Buses leave regularly and it is very easy.

NOTE: There are other shuttle services, like Minibus Ezeiza. If you don’t speak Spanish or this is your first time in Argentina, stick with Manuel Tienda Leon. It’s just so much easier.

If you feel up to it, Minibus Ezeiza is a bit cheaper and departs regularly from San Telmo. But at the moment, they require prior reservations and a bank transfer (which is very normal here but a huge hassle if coming from abroad).

Public Transportation from Ezeiza: Línea 8 Bus

Public transportation from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires is, unfortunately, not great.

There is only one option, a city bus, Linea 8.

Line 8 has always been the only bus to and from Ezeiza, but they’ve recently (in December 2023) they’ve launched a new line that connects the Ezeiza and Aeroparque airports.

The route will take about an hour and a half and while it’s inarguably your cheapest option, it’s still my least favorite.

This is a city bus and if you have a lot of luggage it won’t be comfortable, at all. I wouldn’t do this unless you’re a backpacker.

To pay for your bus you’ll need a SUBE transport card with money loaded onto it. You can usually pick one up in the 25 Horas kiosco in the arrivals section at the airport. If you can’t find one, a local can scan their card for you and you can just give them the cash.

Read more: Navigating Public Transportation in Buenos Aires

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4 thoughts on “How to Get From Ezeiza into Buenos Aires”

  1. Hi
    Great info – thanks
    One question. Will Western Union accept US cash dollars and exchange them into pesos at the blue dollar rate? Just want to walk into an office in Buenos Airies with hard cash. Let me (us) know

  2. What do you use if you have small children and are not planning on traveling with their car seats? I agree the bus sounds awful. But will remis or a private transfer take young children without car seats? Is there any way to request car seats?

  3. They’ll take kids without car seats, I travel with them on my lap all the time to and from the airport and around town. Things are much more relaxed than in the US.

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