|All the airlines that arrive in Argentina in a long haul flight and the majority of the regional flights land in the “Ministro Pistarini” International Airport in Ezeiza, located at 22 miles (37 km) of the center of Buenos Aires.
The other regional flights arrive in the Jorge Newberry Domestic Airport (Aeroparque), where almost all the domestic flights arrive or leave Buenos Aires.
From there you can travel to town by (clearly) identified taxis and "remises" or using the bus services of private companies, whose offices are located in the arrival terminal.
If your destination is another province, the right alternative is to use a transfer service to Jorge Newberry domestic airport or to Retiro bus central station.
The "remises" are private cars assigned by a company to transport passengers. We recommend you to always take identified taxis, private bus services or "remises" requested in the respective stands at the airport. FOR YOUR SAFETY, PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY OFFER OF TRANSPORT SERVICE.
The taxi ride from the airport to town will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Once in Buenos Aires, you can choose your accommodation as the city offers a wide range of hotel options.
Argentina is located on the southern hemisphere where the seasons are opposite to the northern hemisphere. March, early fall, is an ideal time to visit the country.
At this time of the year the weather in the city of Buenos Aires is mild, humid and somehow rainy and the temperature drops ranging between 11° C and 25° C.
Summer with its mild temperatures and longer days is the favorable season to visit Patagonia and the southern Andes.
In winter it is recommendable to visit the North, the Northeast and the Northwest as the rain here is less frequent and the sub-tropical temperatures drop a few degrees.
Fall and spring are great in Cuyo, in the foothills areas of La Rioja and Catamarca, and in Buenos Aires.
Argentina has three hours less than the Greenwich Meridian (GMT -3).
During summer, some provinces adopt summer time, i.e. one hour less than the official time.
In our country the current is 220 volts and 60 Hz.
If you use 110 volts appliances, you can buy adapters in any specialty shops.
Currency in Argentina is the PESO ($).
Tipping: as in many other countries, in Argentina it is common to tip 10% of the service received in cafes and restaurants as well as tipping doormen, porters, bell boys, receptionists and attendants.
Banks and exchange offices: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 3 pm.
Commercial offices: Usually from 9 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 7 pm.
In large cities from 9 am to 8 pm, but in the provinces they usually close at noon. On Saturdays, from 9 am to 1 pm.
Shopping malls and department stores open all week from 10 am to 10 pm, weekends included.
Opened all day, except between 2am and 6 am.
Lunch service from 12 am on and diner service from 8 pm on. However, many establishments offer fast food and snacks all day round.
Please have in mind that that this information may vary depending on the province you are visiting.
If you arrive in the country at the city of Buenos Aires, you should be aware that the average annual temperature here is 18° C and very cold or very hot days are rare.
In winter, July is the coldest month with average temperatures between 3° C and 8° C. It is mandatory the use of warm clothing.
In summer, the weather is humid and the average temperature is 28°C. The evenings are cooler but we suggest wearing light clothes.
We recommend light clothing for the day and the use of some warmer protection in the morning and in the evening as they are usually cooler.
Wear informal and comfortable clothes for meetings and more formal clothing for social events. Do not forget to bring your umbrella.
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