The following information below is here to assist travelers in understanding their options as they travel to and through Argentina.

***Please note that prices listed page serves as an approximation and may vary from actual prices***
***Please confirm prices before your travel time. ***
***NIK|LAS is not responsible for changes of the prices or schedules***






Most foreigners do not need visas and are issued free renewable 90-day tourist permits or business visits upon arrivalto Argentina. You may be required to pay an entry fee in dollars, by credit card, or with traveler's checks.

Passport holders of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Argentina when the purpose of the visit is tourism:
Andorra, Australia,*Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada,* Czech Republic, Chile, Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, Norway, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America,* Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela.
Tourist Visas / Business Visa

All students planning to take a course with NIK|LAS should to check their national consulate websites to confirm whether they are required to organize a visa in advance of traveling.

Student Visas
Depending on their nationality, some students may be required to apply for a student visa if studying in Argentina on a program over 90 days in duration.





The Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport (AEP) (T: + 54 4576 5110 / 5111), located in the Palermo district just 2 km from Buenos Aires’ center. Originally it was the main airport for domestic flights to/from Buenos Aires but now handles international flights to Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay.  There are two transportation options for transfers between the airport and the city of Buenos Aires, by bus or taxi.

Ezeiza International Airport(EZE), which is officially known as Ministro Pistarini International Airport, is located in the Ezeiza region around 35 km south-west of central Buenos Aires. This airport is connected to the city by the General Ricchieri Expressway. It is Argentina's most important airport and currently handles about nine million passengers each year, which equates to more than 70 percent of the country's international air traffic.




These airliners provide inexpensive flights to and from Argentina between other Latin American cities. It can help you mix your flight connection city or entry city into Argentina in order to locate a lower cost trip.
  • ETN (List of Low-Cost Flyers):
  • Kayak:




Travelling by car is a good way to explore Argentina, and visit attractions hard to reach with public transportation.

You may drive with a license of your country, though it is recommended that you take an international driver’s license with you. Argentina generally recognizes valid drivers' licenses from foreign jurisdictions, though drivers must be over 21.

Along the 'rutas' (the provinces bordering other countries), the police frequently  have police checkpoints to check insurance and registration papers and drivers' licenses. These checkpoints may also involve inspection of the trunk for contraband and a mandatory two peso fee for "disinfection" or "de-insectifying" the car's underside by driving it over a mechanical sprayer that either sprays water or does nothing.

Traffic regulations in Argentina are generally the same as those around the world, though local drivers often ignore the regulations. It is mandatory to the car lights on while driving on the roads and highway, even during the daytime.

Most of the roads in Argentina are in good condition. But there are also dirt roads, especially off the main roads and in the south of the country. It is always good to road map during your trip.

The maximum speed limit is 60 km/h in the city, 40 km/h on side roads and 100 - 130 km/h to 130 km/h on highways.

Highways are limited to the areas around large cities. Most of the country is connected by paved unlit two-lane roads (rutas) shared by buses, cars, and large trucks. Some places are accessible only by dirt roads.




Argentina boasts an outstanding short and long-distance bus network, with international bus services from the neighboring countries. Bus travel is the most common way to travel from city to city within Argentina.

For long distance bus trips, it is wise to buy a ticket several days in advance of your trip date. These long distance buses are called Micro.
Buenos Aires
Retiro Bus Terminal (Terminal de Omnibus de Retiro), located just behind Retiro train and Subte stations in Buenos Aires, is the hub of this network with up to 2,000 bus arrivals and departures per day.

There is a second bus terminal in Buenos Aires is situated in the neighborhood Liniers, but it is smaller and less accessible than the one in Retiro.

There are over 150 city bus lines called Colectivos, that cover a far wider area than the underground system in a city. Colectivos in Buenos Aires passes by about 4 or more times per hour. Their inexpensive tickets makes this system the most popular mode of transport around the city.

Cost is about $4-$5 for each hour of traveling.




Argentina By RAILWAY

The rail network is very limited offering one or two departures weekly. Intercity buses give better service and faster rides. Train fares are fairly cheap.

The three largest train terminals in Buenos Aires are Retiro, Constitucion and Once. Retiro is actually three train stations alongside each other with the main long distance bus terminal close by.

Ferrocentral train service departs from Buenos Aires twice weekly to Tucumán and twice weekly to Córdoba.




Taxis are easily identified by their black color and yellow rooftops. Pay attention to the fare counter to see the exact end fare amount. Tipping is not expected unless travelling with luggage. Radio-link companies provide reliable and safe service; and some even offer incentives for frequent users.




Ferry service is often used by Argentine and Uruguayan passengers. Daily services run between Buenos Aires and Uruguay (the most common destinations are Colonia, Montevideo, Piriápolis and Punta del Este). The ferry company, Buquebus, connects the port of Buenos Aires with the main cities of Uruguay, such as, Colonia del Sacramento, Montevideo and Punta del Este.




  • Medical Insurance: We advise all visitors to bring insurance documents to Argentina. If you require medical treatment, with this document and the medical bill you will be able to reclaim the medical expenses from your country of origin. Everyone else is also advised to take out insurance to cover health.
  • Travel Insurance: We advise all travelers to take out insurance to cover personal property.








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