Live the high-life
Make your way to the city centre where there are a plethora of amazing restaurants and cafes, seductive bars, and sultry nightclubs in which you can while away the hours. The city’s close relationship with the arts is laid bare by the numerous theaters, cinemas and galleries, and of course the renowned opera house hosting great shows in 2019 / 2020.
Dance the night away
It will be hard to ignore the tango in a city whose very essence is this dance. Walk through San Telmo, one of the oldest parts of the city, where tango is on the streets as well as on the stage. If you really love tango, be sure to reserve your Buenos Aires flights to coincide with the Annual Tango Festival which is brimful of events and free shows.
Visit the cemetery
Your cheap flights to Buenos Aires would be wasted if you checked out without visiting the bizarre and macabre Cementerio de la Recoleta. It is a veritable city of the dead, where the streets are lined with mausoleums and dedicated statues. Peep into crypts and see the odes to the inhabitants that range from previous presidents, high ranking militia, and the good old rich and famous.
When to go
The high season in Buenos Aires runs from December to February, to coincide with their summer time, and also from July and August in their winter as there are ski resorts nearby. If you want to catch the summer sun try searching for last-minute flights. Alternatively look for return flights to Buenos Aires in the Spring or Autumn when they are likely to be cheaper.
Humid Buenos Aires is at its most comfortable, in terms of the weather, in the Spring (September to November) or Autumn (March to May). However, July and August’s cooler evenings and fresh mornings allow you to work up an appetite, making this also a great time to look for Buenos Aires flights.
Time your return flights to Buenos Aires for the winter months and you may be just in time for the Buenos Aires Annual Tango Festival, which takes place in February each year.
Airports and airlines
Buenos Aires is served by two airports, Jorge Newbery Airport and Ministro Pistarini (also known as Ezeiza International Airport). Both airports host international flights – change your search terms to All Buenos Aires Airports to ensure that you will see the best deals to either airport.
Jorge Newbery Airport
Jorge Newbery is just over a mile away from the city centre. Indirect flights can be found here from Manchester or the London airports, via a number of airlines, with the last leg being offered by GOL Linhas Aéreas. View more flights to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport.
Ministro Pistarini Airport
Ministro Pistarini is approximately 14 miles from the city centre. It is a large airport and there is a greater choice of flights here. Norwegian Air and British Airways offer direct flights to Buenos Aires Pistarini from London. Indirect flights to Buenos Aires are offered by AirEuropa, AeroMexico, and Alitalia to name just a few. View flights to Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini Airport.
Getting around the airports
Jorge Newbury only has one passenger terminal, so finding your way around is easily done on foot. The much larger Ministro Pistarini airport has three terminals that are within walking distance of each other, making navigating your way around the airport simple. Just ensure you have plenty of time to go through check in and security once you’ve arrived.
Getting to the city from the airports
Public buses, a shuttle bus service, taxis and car rental options are readily available from both Buenos Aires airports. We suggest catching the shuttle bus from Ministro Pistarini, which will take you to downtown Buenos Aires in an hour. From Jorge Newbury into the centre of the city, take a bus, or taxi – both are straightforward options.
Don’t forget before you fly
Luckily you don’t need to obtain a visa to enter Argentina a tourist, if your stay is less than 90 days. You just need to make sure your passport is still valid – last-minute flights are therefore definitely an option.