How to travel from Buenos Aires to Salta, Argentina

The distance between Buenos Aires and Salta is around 1,301km (808 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 2h 45m.

7 routes found

We've found 7 different ways to get from Buenos Aires to Salta 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 SaltaBuenos Aires if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP) to Salta (SLA).

  • Duration2h 45m
  • Flight time2h 10m
  • Typical cost
    ARS 14,515($115)
Operated by

Flybondi

+ 2 others

2 similiar routes

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Bus

Take the bus to Salta.

  • Duration21h 40m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    ARS 5,095($40)
Operated by

Chevallier

+ 1 others

1 similiar route

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Train and Bus

Take the train to San Miguel de Tucumán then take the bus to Salta.

  • Duration1 day 12h
  • Departstwice a week
  • Typical cost
    ARS 1,530($12)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Drive

Drive to Salta.

  • Duration15h 55m
  • Distance1,553km (965 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Buenos Aires and Salta

There are several options for getting from Buenos Aires to Salta by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the train and then take the bus which costs around ARS 1,530 ($12) and will take around 1 day 12h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 2h 45m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 14,515 ($115).

The distance between Buenos Aires and Salta is around 1,301km (808 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,200km (745 miles)

It takes around 2h 45m to get from Buenos Aires and Salta by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 15h 55m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Buenos Aires to Salta is to fly which takes around 2h 45m and will set you back approx ARS 14,515 ($115).

The cheapest way to travel between Buenos Aires and Salta, if you exclude driving, is to take the train and then take the bus which will typically cost around ARS 1,530 ($12) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Buenos Aires and Salta. We recommend that you fly from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP) to Salta (SLA). instead which will take 2h 45m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Buenos Aires and Salta. It typically takes around 21h 40m and departs once daily.

Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Buenos Aires and Salta with no changeovers required. The bus runs once daily and takes 21h 40m.

Chevallier, Brown SRL and Balut run regular bus services between Buenos Aires and Salta. Buses run once daily and take around 21h 40m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Buenos Aires and Salta. Flights depart from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP) and arrive at Salta (SLA). The flight takes around 2h 10m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Buenos Aires and Salta with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 2h 10m.

Flybondi, Aerolíneas Argentinas and Jetsmart fly between Buenos Aires and Salta. Flights depart from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP) and and arrive into Salta (SLA). These flights usually take around 2h 10m.

The flight from Buenos Aires to Salta typically takes around 2h 10m. Flights depart from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP) and and arrive into Salta (SLA).

The closest major airport to Salta is Gobernador Horacio Guzmán International Airport (JUJ) (JUJ) which is approximately 108km (67 miles) from Salta. Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport (SLA) (SLA) and Teniente Benjamín Matienzo International Airport (TUC) (TUC) 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 Buenos Aires and Salta. The distance is around 1,553km (965 miles) by road and it will take around 15h 55m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Buenos Aires to Salta is to fly which takes, on average, 2h 45m and will usually cost around ARS 14,515 ($115).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Buenos Aires and Salta

Transport options from Buenos Aires to Salta
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 2 similar
2h 45m
ARS 14,515($115)
every 10 mins1,301km (808 miles)
Fly to Salta (SLA)2h 55m
ARS 28,525($225)
every 3 hours1,336km (830 miles)
Plane and Bus3h 60m
ARS 19,100($150)
once daily1,412km (878 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
21h 40m
ARS 5,095($40)
once daily1,669km (1,037 miles)
Bus to General Güemes21h 55m
ARS 15,665($125)
every 20 mins1,550km (963 miles)
Train and Bus
1 day 12h
ARS 1,530($12)
twice a week1,496km (930 miles)
Drive
15h 55m
ARS 21,395($170)
on demand1,553km (965 miles)

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Airports near Salta

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

JUJ
Gobernador Horacio Guzmán International Airport (JUJ)
International Airport
Distance
108km (67 miles) from Salta
SLA
Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport (SLA)
International Airport
Distance
118km (73 miles) from Salta
TUC
Teniente Benjamín Matienzo International Airport (TUC)
International Airport
Distance
207km (128 miles) from Salta