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1. Posted by sandtonian (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

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Hi there

I´m looking for a flight from Foz down to any of airports servicing the Patagonia area (not as far south as Ushuaia), maybe El Calafate, Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas.

I´ve Googled Argentine airlines and got a quote from Aerolineas but have struggled with other airline websites which have either not worked or not serviced the route that I´d like.

It´s quite important that I fly instead of bus as I´m on a deadline but I´d rather not pay too much.

Hope someone can offer suggestions.


2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

Hi Sandtonian,

I would say that Aerolineas is quite cheap really so you might find that they can give you the best quote.
You could try but I doubt they could go lower even if they fly that route.

Have you thought about taking an overnight bus to Buenos Aires and then checking out a flight from there to El Calafate which you can get for about $100US. :)

Hope that helps

3. Posted by juanka (Inactive 48 posts) 9y


As a local I will try to help in the best way.

1 - Foz do Iguassu is the brasilian side, so from there you will do an international fly (more expensive).
You should tajke a local bus and croos to Puerto Iguazu, that is the argentinian side.

2 - There no connecting flights from Puerto Iguazu to Calafate. You shall change flights in Buenos aires, or in Cordoba, the 2nd important airport, in the middle of the country.

3 - The national air company LADE leads patagonia flights. Web site in Spanish, but you can download thre flights schedule in to have an idea (for january/february... still they don't put months in advance) of flgihts between Aeroparque (BA national airport) and Calafate or other points in Patagonia.

Have ab good trip, and if you need some info on BA see my web site.

Juan Carlos

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

If you can spare the time, bussing it down to Patagonia is very much worthwhile. If that's really not an option, I'm with Juanka, even though my own experiences with LADE weren't that good (but that's 4 years ago now).

My 1000th post on TP...

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 6, 2007, at 1:02 AM by bentivogli ]

5. Posted by Brambor (Budding Member 15 posts) 8y

hey, I know you have posted this a year ago but i really want to know what you have done. I am having kinda the same problem.