"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987

"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789


Getting there

Buenos Aires is well-connected and easy to reach, with three airports, two coach stations, and a port and cruise terminal. 


By air

Buenos Aires is served by three airports, first offering international flights and the other two are mainly domestic.

Ministro Pistarini International Airport, Ezeiza (EZE)

The biggest airport in Argentina is located in Ezeiza, 32 km (20 miles) from the centre of Buenos Aires city. Most long-haul international flights arrive and depart from here, along with some domestic and regional flights. It is the international hub of Aerolíneas Argentinas and LATAM Argentina. The journey from the airport to the centre of the city takes about 50 minutes. Best transportation option would be either a taxi or the shuttle bus lines with reservation booths at the arrivals area both at Terminal A and Terminal C which will lead you to Buenos Aires city centre. The Manuel Tienda León Bus Company is very reliable with regular departures every 30 minutes between Ezeiza Buenos Aires airport, Jorge Newbery Buenos Aires airport and their main office in downtown Buenos Aires (1299 E. Madero Av.). The trip takes about 50 minutes. A taxi ride (white taxi Ezeiza) should take around 35 minutes and can cost around 450 Pesos or ARS (24€). You can also take bus line 394 once you go out of the arrivals area of Ezeiza Airport’s Terminal. Line 394 is going through Barrio Uno, Jorge Newbery Road, Post Office Headquarters, Monte Grande Railroad station, route 4, and Camino de Cintura.

Jorge Newbery Airport, known as Aeroparque (AEP)

Located in the city itself, in the Palermo neighbourhood, along the Río de la Plata, just 10 km away from Buenos Aires city centre. this airport is within 25 minutes of the main hotels in Buenos Aires. It is the hub for mostly domestic flights to other Latin American country destinations such as Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil or Chile. Taxis would be the best option for transportation to the city centre.

El Palomar (EPA)

Located 18 km (11 miles) from the city, El Palomar Airport began serving a range of low-cost domestic flights to destinations throughout Argentina in 2018. 

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By bus

The Terminal de Omnibus de Retiro, or Retiro coach station, provides hundreds of coach services to destinations in Argentina and other Latin American countries. Long-distance bus travel is common in Argentina and most coach companies offer very comfortable "cama-ejecutivo" (executive bed) class seats and often provide food on long-distance services. Dozens of companies operate from the coach station. Tickets can be bought at the booths on the upper floor, at authorised vendors in the city, or online. If in doubt, ask for help at the Tourist Assistance Center at unit 83. 


By boat

There are regular ferry services between Buenos Aires and Montevideo and Colonia de Sacramento in Uruguay. The ferry terminals in Buenos Aires are located in Puerto Madero and La Boca. The following companies run services:

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