Buenos Aires Layover Guide (EZE)

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Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) is the main international airport located in Ezeiza Partido in Greater Buenos Aires. It is located on the 22 km (14 mi) from the center of Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital. The first commercial flights took place in the 1950s. Buenos Aires is known for its preserved Eclectic European architecture, tourism, history, and rich cultural life.

Can you leave Buenos Aires Airport (EZE) airport during a layover? Do you need a visa?
It's possible for certain travelers to visit Buenos Aires during a layover but others require a tourist visa depending on nationality. (more info).

Tours, Things to do, Sightseeing

Argentina Organized Tours

Buenos Aires: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus

Explore Buenos Aires at your own time and in comfort with this convenient hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus tour with an audio guide. You can decide between 3 routes to discover all the main landmarks of the Argentinian city while listening to informative commentary. The bus has an open-top which will enable you to take in the marvelous views of this lively city. The buses run every 20 to 30 minutes and allow you to get on and off the bus as many times as you like. » book this tour

Piazzolla Tango Show

This is a lifetime opportunity to enjoy a classical tango show in the spectacular classical theater of Galería Güemes. It is one of the most luxurious theaters in the country, built-in 1915 in the heart of Buenos Aires. The Piazzolla Tango is a majestic piece of live music and tango performance inspired on Astor Piazzolla’s work. Astor was revolutionary, who introduced elegance and complexity to innovate the traditional tango and its accompanying music. There is also a drinks package to enjoy 2 drinks along with the show tickets or a dinner option. This includes a delicious 3-course meal with drinks before the performance starts. » book this tour

Skip-the-Line Boca Juniors Museum and Tour

Skip the ticket lines to the iconic home stadium of the Boca Juniors, La Bombonera. The museum within, the Museo de la Pasión Boquense is the first soccer-themed museum in the Americas. Visit it to experience the rich history of a team that has been playing for over 100 years and produced such world-renowned football players. Decide between the self-guided museum ticket that gives access to the stands, or the 1-hour guided tour through the stadium that will give you the freedom to step on the pitch and visit the locker room where players like Maradona made history. » book this tour

Argentina Things to do / Sightseeing

The Costanera

The Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve is an 865-acre reserve whose beauty is characterized by flowers and the presence of butterflies depending on the time of the year. Take in the beauty as you walk along the shores of the river that looks like the sea from a distance. You could try out the tasty foods from the stands praised by the locals and you certainly won’t be disappointed.

Time required: 2 to 3 hours.

Airport to here: It usually takes 15 minutes to get here from Viedma airport by taxi.

Recoleta Cemetery

It’s obviously not on anyone’s bucket list to visit a cemetery at least for now. But wait! The Recoleta Cemetery stands out. This is a maze of early 20th century tombs that surprisingly stand above ground in little stone houses or miniature churches, there are an astonishing 6,400 statues at the cemetery of which many were hand-carved and brought all the way from Italy.

Time required: 2 hours.

Airport to here: 10 minutes by taxi or 30 minutes by bus.

El Caminito

Meaning little street, El Caminito is located in the historically Italian neighborhood of La Boca. This colorful street museum and brightly painted walkway tell the story and history of the early immigrant Italian community in Argentina. A concept that started as a collaboration between an artist by name Benito Quinquela Martín and the local community in the 1950s is now tourist attraction showcasing the work of many local artists.

Time required: 1 hour.

Airport to here: It usually takes 15 minutes by taxi to get here or 35 minutes by bus.

Palacio Barolo

Palacio Barolo is an enormous work of architecture situated in Buenos Aires’ historic city center. The 1923 building’s rooftop gives you an incredible view of the city. It also gives you a view of a lighthouse that is all the way in Uruguay. The magnificent palace is 100 meters (330 feet) high, one meter for every one of the 100 cantos in the Divine Comedy.

Time required: 2 hours.

Airport to here: It takes 35 minutes by bus or 10minutes by taxi to get here.

Polo Matches

Polo is a very popular sport in Argentina. The matches sell out quickly and even quicker on Argentina Polo Day. Their events are classified into full-day, half-day or night time. The events include a polo match, lectures on the history of Polo in the country, wine, and empanadas. Imagine how much fun you can have here!

Time required: Full day.

Airport to here: It usually takes 5 minutes by taxi or 15 minutes by bus to get there.

Teatro Colón

This beautiful opera house in Buenos Aires is just as huge on the outside just as it is inside. It is indeed worth spending time watching a show here, or you could take a tour to have a look at its magnificence. Your tour will most likely give you a better understanding of Teatro Colón and its historic role as the leading cultural icon of Buenos Aires.

Time required: 1 hour.

Airport to here: It may take10 minutes or less to get to the opera house by taxi or 25 minutes by bus.

The Rose Garden, Palermo Park

In October, November, March or April, there’s no better and more serene place to be than the beautiful rose garden in Palermo, which apart from being picturesque looks like a painting due to it’s incomprehensible beauty. Create memories with a loved one or your family by snapping breathtaking pictures in this rare and awesome surrounding.

Time required: 2 hours.

Airport to here: It usually takes 5minutes to get to this beauty by taxi or 25 minutes to get here by bus.

Things to Do in Buenos Aires Airport (EZE)

Relaxing and Sleeping

Airport Lounges and Relaxing
Ezeiza Airport has many lounges in each terminal. » view all lounges or buy a lounge pass or membership online

Hotel and Sleeping
Ezeiza Airport has several hotels nearby. » view all or book an airport hotel online

Rest Area and Sleeping in Airport
Ezeiza Airport does not have designated rest areas.

WIFI/Internet and SIM Card

WIFI/Internet: Free WiFi is available at Ezeiza Airport. Connect to “AA_2000” Network.

SIM Card: There are several shops within the airport that sell SIM cards. » buy a global sim card for Argentina, Buenos Aires that you can use for other countries as well!

Transportation to/from airport

Taxi: Taxis are available around the clock at the airport and the help desks offer more information.

Train: There are no trains available.

Bus: Local buses operate from the airport to the city center. (more info).

Shuttle: The airport offers shuttle services.

Car rentals: Rental cars are available at the airport. » view available cars or rent a car now online

Parking: Ezeiza Airport offers parking with convenient access and can be booked online ahead of time.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

There are secure luggage storage on the Ground Floor and they keep luggage for up to 12 hours. » book a luggage storage or locker at Buenos Aires Airport (EZE) online (subject to availability).

Money Exchange and Withdrawal

- Buenos Aires Airport (EZE) ATMs, currency exchanges and banks