As one of South America's largest cities, the cosmopolitan capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is often compared to the iconic European city of Paris. The two fashionable capitals share common ground with stunning architecture, a sophisticated dining scene and, dare we say it, a certain savoir faire. Is Buenos Aires the 'Paris of South America'? You'll have to visit the Argentine capital to find out. For the best deals on airfares to Buenos Aires, book your cheap flights with Student Flights travel experts. Full-time students, teachers and under 26s also have access to our Black Market Flights for airfares so low, you'll think the consultant made a mistake!
The official name may be Ministro Pistarini International Airport, but most people know the Buenos Aires airport as Ezeiza International Airport due to its location southwest of the Argentine capital in the Ezeiza Partido. This is the main airport for international flights to BA. Public and express buses and taxis connect the airport to downtown BA, which is 22 kilometres and 15 minutes away. For more information about the international airlines that fly to Buenos Aires, see our airline guide.
The comparisons with worldly Paris come from Buenos Aires' rich cultural offerings. There's the famous Teatro Colon, the artistic La Boca area with its strong European flavour and it's also the birthplace of tango. Locals, known as Portenos, are equally, if not more, passionate about the world game - football - and the pursuit of the body beautiful.
To get a feel for Buenos Aires, wander the historic and vibrant neighbourhoods to discover stunning architecture in Recoleta, street art in La Boca and the cultural hub of San Telmo. If you are short on time, take a tour to all the Buenos Aires hotspots. We can hook you up with Buenos Aires tours to see the city sights, or use BA as a base for further exploration with Argentina tours and South America tours.
For all the best things to see and do in Buenos Aires, check out our comprehensive Buenos Aires guide. Our friendly Student Flights consultants love chatting about Buenos Aires and have heaps of info about planning your Argentina holiday, so give us a call or fill out the enquiry form.