Cheap Flights to Argentina

Argentina overview

Argentina overview

With its pristine natural landscapes, almost tangible rich history, lovable locals, fabulous city flair and a culinary scene unlike any other, Argentina boasts one-thousand-and-one reasons for tourists to pay this wonderful country a visit. Argentina offers you so much more than just a foreign affair; it might just captivate and steal your soul for good!

When is the best time to fly to Argentina?

Peak season:

Flights to and from Argentina during the peak season (which runs from November through March) won’t be cheap, but flying here during the peak season will ensure that you’ll get to experience the great, hot weather. Autumn and spring are equally as pleasant in Argentina, and it’ll also mean you’ll likely pay a lot less for flights during this time of the year. You might just want to ensure that you book your flight tickets well in advance to avoid overpaying. Depending on where exactly in Argentina you’re going, the weather will vary, but you’ll never be too hot or too cold during autumn and spring.


Off season:

Argentina doesn’t have an off season, per se, but it does have a season where touristic action simmers down. This time falls between the months of July and August and is also often referred to as the ‘peek skiing season’ thanks to all the snow covering the landscapes. Book your flight tickets well in advance if you’re planning a skiing holiday in Argentina though since this will help you avoid the risk of overpaying for late bookings.

When is the best time to book a flight to Argentina?


Argentina’s autumn months (April to June), as well as spring time (September to December), sees mild and humid temperatures that usher in thinner crowds, which also means that hotel and flight rates are likely to cost you far less than you’d pay for peak-season traveling. You should definitely aim at booking your flights at least 2 months in advance to ensure the cheapest flight rates though.

How long is the flight to Argentina?

Johannesburg to Buenos Aires            13 hours, 35 minutes
Johannesburg to Mendoza                  23 hours, 40 minutes
Cape Town to Buenos Aires               19 hours
Bloemfontein to Buenos Aires           18 hours, 50 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Argentina?


VRG Linhas Aereas, Brasil Central Linha, Kiwi International Airlines, British Airways, and South African Airways all offer cheap flights to and from Argentina, but they all have their own set of pros and cons. While some of these airlines will offer you the cheapest deal, you may have to sacrifice price for comfort. Ensure that you have a detailed look at the prices on checked baggage, especially for flights during the peak season, as these prices could dramatically increase during the busiest seasons of the year. South African Airways and British Airways might not be the cheapest options when it comes to budget flights, but they do offer the comfort factor and the perks of free on-board snacks, which is an added bonus. Once you’re set on where exactly you want to go in Argentina, you can go ahead and compare different flight prices to land yourself the best deal.

How to get from the airport to the city center?


Buenos Aires:

Buenos Aires has two airports: Aeroparque (AEP) and Ezeiza (EZE). AEP is smaller yet closer to the city center. If arriving at AEP, you can take the “colectivo” (bus) that runs a route directly from the airport to the Buenos Aires city center.  If flying to EZE you can take the Number 86 bus, which will take you to Plaza de Mayo, the Buenos Aires city center.  You may also want to consider using the shuttle service called Manuel Tienda León, which will have you dropped off at your hotel, but make sure you book well in advance for these services.


Mendoza’s airport is very small, and as such, public transport is limited to that offered by remise. From the Mendoza airport, you can make use of the remises to get to the city center. These are private drivers and taxis, all registered and deemed very safe to use. Please keep in mind that you’ll have to call a cab in order to get a ride, and once you’ve secured a transfer, it’s essential that you agree with the fee provided by the driver before departing for the city center.

Argentina insider information

  • If you’re keen on submerging yourself in all that is Argentina, make sure that you set aside a few days of your travel itinerary for soaking up Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital city.
  • Nature lovers will delight in the sight of 270 individual waterfalls that span along 2 miles of the Iguazu River. Make sure you set aside some time to recharge the natural way at Iguazu Falls for this.
  • Head over to the little town of San Agustin de Valle Fertil to ensure you get the opportunity to see the famous red sandstone cliffs, located in the Talampaya and Ischigualasto parks.

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How much do things cost in Argentina?

Buenos Aires
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 43.65
Pair of jeans
R 1271.72
1 km taxi journey
R 10.71
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
R 11217.11

International departures to Argentina