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1. Posted by sofe1978 (Respected Member 127 posts) 9y

Hi there

Just wanted some advice on how long it will take to travel from Rio to Buenos Aires via Iguazu Falls?

Planning to fly into Rio and go overland down to BA then fly from there to Lima.

Thanks in advance!


2. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 9y

Hi Sophie,

The bus journey from Rio to Iguacu is around 24 hours, the bus journey from Iguazu to Buenos Aires is 22 hours. Going to Buenos Aires, try and book with Via Bariloche, they were the best company we travelled with in Argentina. The buses in Argentina are great anyway, try and pay extra for the super cama (full sleeper, seats reclined right back), if not them semi-cama is good too (seats go nearly all the way back). Try and book your ticket to Bs As as soon as you get to Iguazu, that way you will have a good pick of seats! Remember your ticket includes meals and drinks...the meals were pretty decent too!


3. Posted by sofe1978 (Respected Member 127 posts) 9y

Thanks for that Donna that is a great help, I was sure it was a long way but not too long! I think we may well stop off at places on the way anyway rather than try for the whole journey in one day we'll just have to see how it goes.

Checked out that company.. those coaches look fab but seem quite expensive so we'll see how our budget goes! I guess if we break it up a bit we needen't catch the sleeper buses.

I presume it is easy to book places at the bus station or local travel agent to secure your place??

Thanks again

Sophie x

4. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 9y

You'll find that most of the bus companies are a similar price in is expensive, but you do save a night's accommodation by going by sleeper and because they are so good, you feel refreshed the next day.

We just turned up for accommodation in each place. We looked on the internet for ideas of places to stay and just turned up when we arrived, we didn't have any difficulty getting rooms. In Iguazu we stayed at Hostel Iguazu Park, which was ok, seemed about standard for Iguazu.