The Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Buenos Aires is the bigger of the two airports in the city. In this airport guide, we’ll explain what you need to know about the airport!
Buenos Aires is an interesting city when it comes to airports. While the Ministor Pistrani International Airport, also known as Ezeiza Airport, is handling all long haul flights, it’s actually the smaller of the two airports in town. The Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, located very close to the city center, is having more flight movements and passengers. That’s mainly due to hundreds of daily domestic flights and further flights to neigboring countries. Aerolines Argentinas, alongside its subsidy Austral, are operating by far the most flights from this Buenos Aires Airport. LATAM Argentina and the new competitor Norwegian Air Argentina play an important role, too.
The bigger of two Buenos Aires Airports offers a good range of dining and shopping options. Those include various different cafés, bar and restaurants with a focus on quick cuisine. You can find the likes of Starbucks, McDonald’s etc., but also several local options.
When it comes to shopping, you’ll find all typical daily needs shops at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Buenos Aires and there are even a few further shops offering clothes, jewlery and such. However, you shouldn’t expect a luxury shopping experience like at major international hubs.
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery is one of the airports, where travelers can sleep on benches or the floor if they wish to, according to sleepinginairports.com. There are areas with benches particuarly comfortable sleeping in the international departures area and some cafés are open 24 hours a day as is the airport. However, if you are looking for a really comfortable night, I’d highly recommend looking for a hotel near the airport.
While there aren’t any properties directly connected to the airport, there are various three and four star hotels nearby. You may also look for hotels further in town, where most international brands can be found. We stayed at the Hilton Buenos Aires and the Anselmo Buenos Aires for example. It usually only takes around 10 to 20 minutes to the airport from most locations in the city anyways.
Despite the size of the airport, there’s no VIP Lounge at the bigger of two Buenos Aires Airports, which is the norm for airports mainly serving domestic flights in South America. Thus, you can’t enjoy lounge access regardless of your class of travel, frequent flyer status or Priority Pass membership.
Sadly, the regional airport of Buenos Aires isn’t connected to the city by metro. When it comes to public transportation, your only options are buses with lines 33, 37, 45 and 160 serving the airport and parts of the city. Otherwise, you can use a taxi or an Uber to get to your destination somewhat quicker. While public transportation in Buenos Aires are cheap, taxis are moderately priced.