How to travel from Bahía Blanca to Mar del Plata, Argentina

The distance between Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata is around 432km (269 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 1h 25m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Bahía Blanca to Mar del Plata by plane, bus, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out Mar del PlataBahía Blanca if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Bahia Blanca (BHI) to Mar del Plata (MDQ).

  • Duration1h 25m
  • Flight time1hr
  • Typical cost
    ARS 26,870($210)
Operated by

Aerolíneas Argentinas

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Bus

Take the bus to Mar del Plata.

  • Duration6h 55m
  • Departsevery 20 mins
  • Typical cost
    ARS 1,145($9)
Operated by

Don Otto

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Train

Take the train to Constitución and then to Mar del Plata.

  • Duration18h 35m
  • Departs3 times a week
  • Typical cost
    ARS 1,530($12)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Mar del Plata.

  • Duration6h 35m
  • Distance529km (329 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata

There are several options for getting from Bahía Blanca to Mar del Plata by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around ARS 1,145 ($9) and will take around 6h 55m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 1h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 26,870 ($210).

The distance between Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata is around 432km (269 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 419km (260 miles)

It takes around 1h 25m to get from Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 6h 35m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Bahía Blanca to Mar del Plata is to fly which takes around 1h 25m and will set you back approx ARS 26,870 ($210).

The cheapest way to travel between Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around ARS 1,145 ($9) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata. It typically takes around 18h 35m and departs 3 times a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Bahía Blanca to Mar del Plata. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Constitución. These services run 3 times a week and will take a minimum of 18h 35m.

Trenes Argentinos run train services between Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata. Trains depart 3 times a week and will take around 18h 35m, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata. It typically takes around 6h 55m and departs every 20 mins.

Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata with no changeovers required. The bus runs every 20 mins and takes 6h 55m.

Don Otto, Via Bariloche, Condor Estrella and El Valle run regular bus services between Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata. Buses run every 20 mins and take around 6h 55m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata. Flights depart from Bahia Blanca (BHI) and arrive at Mar del Plata (MDQ). The flight takes around 1hr.

Yes there is a direct flight between Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 1hr.

Aerolíneas Argentinas fly between Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata. Flights depart from Bahia Blanca (BHI) and and arrive into Mar del Plata (MDQ). These flights usually take around 1hr.

The flight from Bahía Blanca to Mar del Plata typically takes around 1hr. Flights depart from Bahia Blanca (BHI) and and arrive into Mar del Plata (MDQ).

The closest major airport to Mar del Plata is Astor Piazzolla International Airport (MDQ) (MDQ) which is approximately 7km (5 miles) from Mar del Plata. Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) (EZE) and Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) (AEP) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata. The distance is around 529km (329 miles) by road and it will take around 6h 35m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Bahía Blanca to Mar del Plata is to fly which takes, on average, 1h 25m and will usually cost around ARS 26,870 ($210).

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Transport options from Bahía Blanca to Mar del Plata
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
1h 25m
ARS 26,870($210)
on demand432km (269 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
6h 55m
ARS 1,145($9)
every 20 mins480km (298 miles)
Bus via Tres Arroyos7h 25m
ARS 1,275($10)
once daily481km (299 miles)
Train
18h 35m
ARS 1,530($12)
3 times a week1,080km (671 miles)
Drive
6h 35m
ARS 7,385($58)
on demand529km (329 miles)

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Airports near Mar del Plata

The following major airports near Mar del Plata offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Argentina and internationally.

MDQ
Astor Piazzolla International Airport (MDQ)
International Airport
Distance
7km (5 miles) from Mar del Plata
EZE
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
International Airport
Distance
365km (227 miles) from Mar del Plata
AEP
Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP)
International Airport
Distance
391km (243 miles) from Mar del Plata