Getting to Bariloche

Getting to Bariloche’s Cerro Catedral from just about anywhere outside Argentina is both a long and relatively expensive journey by air to Buenos Aires then a domestic shuttle flight to Bariloche; otherwise it’s about an 18 hour (1,600km) journey from Buenos Aires to Bariloche by road or rail.

Nearest Airports to Bariloche

The nearest airport to Briloche Cerro Catedral ski resort is San Carlos de Bariloche, but getting there is definitely long haul.

There are plenty of direct and indirect flights from Europe to Argentina. British Airways, Aerolineas Argentinas, Iberia and Air France, among others, operate scheduled flights to Buenos Aires. Depending where you are departing from you may need to fly via Paris, Madrid or Amsterdam or Brazil (Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro) to

For example, if flying from the UK, British Airways flight to London (LHR) to Sao Paulo (GRU) takes 11 hours 30 minutes, arriving 06@05am then a 2 hour 50 minute flight from Sao Paulo to Aeroparque Jorge NewberyBuenos Aires (AEP) and finally a 2 hour 25 minute flight from Buenos Aires (AEP) to San Carlos de Bariloche (BRC); total journey time 19 hours 35 minutes.

Buenos Aires – 1,602km / 18 hours 30 minutes
San Carlos de Bariloche (BRC) – 20km / 20 minutes

Getting from Buenos Aires to Bariloche by bus or train

By bus: Tirsa, TUS, Don Otto, Mercedes, Via Bariloche, Andesmar and TAC bus companies all run between between Buenos Aires and Bariloche.  Schedule and fares are available at the offices in Bariloche and Buenos Aires and from the bus terminal in the Estación Ferrocaril Roca.

By train: The Servicio Ferrocarril Patagonico – Sefepa – train from the Estación Ferrocaril Roca in Buenos Aires to Bariloche is regular and stops along the way. Schedules and fares can be obatined at the station and there are details at

Driving from Buenos Aires to Bariloche

Getting from Buenos Aires to Bariloche my car is a seriously long journey, about a 1,600km (1,000 mile) drive south west from Argentina’s South Atlantic coast to Cerro Catedral close to the border with Chile. The total journey time by car is about 18-19 hours, which is a good way to experience Argentina if you allow extra time for stops en route, otherwise you’ll need time to recover on arrival at the resort.  Car hire in Argentina is provided by major international companies and your national driving licence is acceptable.

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