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1. Posted by PTS82 (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

Hi everyone. My friend and I are still debating whether we're going to bus it up to Bolivia from Buenos Aires or save time by flying from BA to Salta in the north. Would anyone know roughly the typical price range for an internal flight like this and the equivelant price for a bus from BA to Salta?

Also, would it be better (cheaper) to book that now or would it make much difference if we just waited until we got there?

Thanks.

2. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

Hi,
think for a one way flight ticket BA to Salta around $250.00
Bus ticket maybe less then half of it.

3. Posted by NicoSalta (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

As Marlis said, the flight is about 250 Usd to 300, bus ticket is about 80 to 90 Usd, plenty companies.
Flechabus perhaps the best one.
It takes about 18hrs, most of them overnight.
If you require any more info let me know, I live in Salta and often do trips towards Bolivia and Peru.

Cheers, Nico

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

Monetary and environmental considerations (not to mention comfort and getting more out of your trip) easily outweigh any loss of time you have by taking a bus.

5. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 8y

last year a flight was around 100 usd to 150. and a bus ticket was 50 dollars semi cama maybe 75 cama

6. Posted by NicoSalta (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

True mate, last year was cheaper...
Things have change, and at the moment it is a lot more advisable to go by plane anyway with the road blocks due to the agricultural crisis.
18hs by bus can turn to be 25hrs.

Cheers, Nico

7. Posted by PTS82 (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

Thanks for all the replies guys. I think it will definately be the bus now, money's going to be tight...

[ Edit: Edited on May 14, 2008, at 1:24 PM by PTS82 ]

8. Posted by onroadinsa (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Hi Nico
Is aerolinas argentinas the only airline to fly from BA to Salta? LAN shows the route but won't allow you to book online.
Are buses from Salta to Quito ok? I need to get from BA to Quito but the flights from BA to Quito are super expensive so was going to bus the rest of the trip.
cheers

9. Posted by NicoSalta (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

This is yet another airline that comes into Salta http://www.andesonline.com
Local Buses would be what you would have to take in order to get to Quito, while you get to see places.
You should plan a rough Itinerary so that more or less you follow its times, that is if you need to get to Quito on a certain date.

Cheers, Nico.

10. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

just checked LAN
Salta-Buenos Aires online incl.taxes $ 203.03

Buenos Aires-Quito $ 1115.00

yes the flights are more expensiv,so better take a bus if you have the time