Buenos Aires

Nearly all international flights arrive at Ezeiza airport (EZE), located about 22 miles from the city center. Though public buses serve the airport, they’re notoriously inconvenient; you’re better off paying for a taxi (currently around AR$200 [about US$30] one way) at the official desks inside the arrivals hall. Some shorter flights arrive at Buenos Aires’ smaller, more central airport, Aeroparque (AEP).

Public transportation options include the traveler-friendly Subte (subway) and a vast, somewhat overwhelming system of colectivos (buses). At the time of writing, one-way fares were AR$2.50 (US$0.40) and AR$3.50 (US$0.50), respectively, but set prices increase regularly. Purchase Subte tickets in the underground stations before boarding, and if you’re getting on a bus, be prepared with exact change in monedas (coins) to feed into the machine behind the driver. Taxis are abundant and affordably priced; just be aware that many taxistas refuse large bills.