- Buying bus tickets online: http://www.plataforma10.com/
- Train information (they don't sell online): www.sateliteferroviario.com.ar
Visitors of most countries still need to apply for a tourist visa before traveling to Argentina. However, for many Europeans the visa is a small stamp that can be obtained at the border for no charge - just like most countries in South America.
- Passport valid for six months required by all except nationals of Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay who, for journeys that do not go beyond Argentina and these five countries, may use their national ID cards.
- Required by all except the following:
(a) nationals of the countries shown in the section above for stays of up to 90 days;
(b) nationals of Andorra, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Korea (Rep), Liechtenstein, (Former Yugoslav Republic of) Macedonia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia & Montenegro, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela for stays of up to 90 days;
(c) nationals of Jamaica and Malaysia for stays of up to 30 days; (d) transit passengers holding confirmed onward or return tickets for travel provided continuing their journey within six hours and not leaving the airport.
Note: Visa exemptions mentioned above are for tourist purposes only.
Types of visa and cost
- Tourist Visa: If you are coming to Argentina on a holiday to explore the country, then, tourist visa is for you.
- Business Visa: For a business related trip, you need to apply for the business visa.
- Student Visa: For study purpose in Argentina is the student visa.
The visa costs approximately $100, plus around $50 for additional paperwork fees (processed in approximately a week). For a working visa , you can either get your prospective company to approach immigration in Argentina with the contract and arrange for an entrance permit to be sent to your respective consulate, or take your work contract, authorized by an Argentinian public notary, to the consulate yourself and the consulate will obtain the work permit from Buenos Aires. Expect the process to take at least a month. Work permits cost $200, and the visa itself another $100. Both student and working visas can be extended only in the Dirección de Migraciones.
Dirección de Migraciones
Av. Antártida Argentina 1350
Retiro, Buenos Aires
(tel 011/4312 3288 or 4311 4118).
- The cost of visas changes monthly with exchange rates; further details can be obtained from the Consulate or Embassy
Argentina Embassies and/or Consulates
Embassy of Argentina in Canberra, Australia
John McEwen House
Level 2, 7 National Circuit
Barton, ACT 2600
P.O. Box 4835
Kingston ACT 2604, Australia
Phone: (+61) 2 6273-9111
Fax: (+61) 2 6273-0500
Web Site: http://www.argentina.org.au/index.htm
Office Hours: 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Embassy of Argentina in Ottawa, Canada
81 Metcalfe Street
K1P 6K7, Canada
Phone: 1 (613) 236 2351
Fax: 1 (613) 235 2659
Web Site: http://www.argentina-canada.net/
Embassy of Argentina in Beijing, China
11 Dong Wu Jie
San Li Tun
Phone: (+86) 10 6532-2142 / 1406 or 6532-2090 / 1852
Fax: (+86) 10 6532-2319
- United States
Argentine Embassy in Washington D.C.
1600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009-2512
City: Washington D.C.
Phone: (202) 238-6464
Fax: (202) 332-3171
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 - 17:00