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1. Posted by amee (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Hi,
I am leaving for Argentina in a few weeks and have a couple questions regarding in country travel. Is it a better idea to book a flight within Argentina while I am still in the US or should I just wait until I get to Buenos Aires and use a travel agent down there?
Also, has anyone flown down to one of the Southern cities in Argentina and then travelled by bus back up the coastal highway (Route 3 I believe off the top of my head)? I am planning on flying down to Southern Argentina to do some hiking, but have heard that route 40 is an absolute nightmare for long distance travel as far as road conditions go.
Thanks for the advice in advance

Amee

2. Posted by argie22 (Budding Member 40 posts) 10y

Hi Amee,
i really don't know what would be better in terms of money for your flights. The farthest south i ever went was Bariloche, and yes, the bus trip is very long; i don't remember the road conditions being that bad,though.
Good luck!
Daniela.

Quoting amee

Hi,
I am leaving for Argentina in a few weeks and have a couple questions regarding in country travel. Is it a better idea to book a flight within Argentina while I am still in the US or should I just wait until I get to Buenos Aires and use a travel agent down there?
Also, has anyone flown down to one of the Southern cities in Argentina and then travelled by bus back up the coastal highway (Route 3 I believe off the top of my head)? I am planning on flying down to Southern Argentina to do some hiking, but have heard that route 40 is an absolute nightmare for long distance travel as far as road conditions go.
Thanks for the advice in advance

Amee

3. Posted by Belize Me (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

Hi Amee,
Regarding flight bookings, if you are on a tight schedule, I would suggest booking before you leave home. We used a tourism service within Argentina (recommended by a travel guide in Chile) and the lady in BA was fabulous. She even pre-arranged our ferry tickets to Colonia which saved a lot of time and was waiting with a van to take us to our hotel even though it was almost midnight when we got back.

If you are going by ferry to Uruguay, take the fast boat. It only takes about an hour and goes straight to Colonia. The other ferry takes at least three times longer and leaves from Montevideo for the return trip to BA. Bear in mind this was in January 05. I don't know if they have changed the ferry service so do look up a current schedule.

I have the name of the tourism service somewhere. I don't think we are allowed to post the name here so if you want it, let me know and I will send it via the message centre.

Take care,enjoy your trip, and take a Tango lesson or two if you have time.
Belize Me