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1. Posted by dolphins (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

can any one help please

1) how easy is it to cross over from Argentina to brazil at the Iguacu falls, not just a day trip.

Also i think there is a train that travels from the falls to a town called Curitiba does anyone know about this cheers.:)

2. Posted by stupidn00b (Budding Member 47 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


It depends what country you're from & visa requirements. For me it was no problem, as I was travelling with a British passport. When I jumped on the bus to BA all I had to do was dump my bag on a conveyor belt and get my passport stamped and the bus was on its way. Also had to fill in a migration slip when I entered.

Don't know anything about Curitiba except that it's in Brasil, sorry.

3. Posted by anonali (Budding Member 22 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Equally I've an irish passport and got across the border easily. It took a bit of time though as the bus doesn't wait for you on the other side so you need to wait for the next one, and there're two crossings on either side of the river so it could take you three buses. I walked between the two checkpoints hoping to hitch a lift but with no luck, so leave plenty of time.

When you get to the brazilian side the bus drops you at a local central station and you need to get a local bus to the larger bus station (sorry can't remember the names). Buses from there can take you to Curitiba. Didn't see or hear anything about a train I'm afraid. If you're on the argentinian side it would be worth trying to see about a bus that will take you to curitiba from there to save you all the hassle of multiple buses but I couldn't find one.

Hope this helps a bit...

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I did it on an Australian passport with no problems. We hired a taxi for the day (at cheap rates) and got the passports stamped. Pehaps it helped being driven by a local?

5. Posted by way2goeh (Full Member 159 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

sorry, but there is no train at all

6. Posted by luzian (Full Member 36 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Should be easy to cross in Iguazu, just of course make sure if you need visa or not.

As others pointed out, it's a bit complicated but possible with the local buses. Look for buses to "Foz do Iguaçu", the Brazilian side town. You have to get off at the Argentina side border first, get "stamped out", then probably you missed the bus, so either walk across the bridge or wait for the next one, check in to Brazil, get on the next bus again to the terminal, get a bus to the main bus station (look for "Rodoviària"). Note that on weekends the buses run less frequently so this might take a long time.

Easier might be a taxi (of course more expensive) or if you're at the main bus station in Argentina, try to find a private organized transport (van) which might take you over for around 10-20 US$ and will wait at the border stops for the passengers.

There's no train from Iguaçu, but there is indeed some train around Curitiba which seems to be quite spectacular (don't know where it goes to though..)

Have fun