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

The distance between Mar del Plata and Bahía Blanca is around 432km (268 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 1h 30m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Mar del Plata to Bahía Blanca 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 Bahía BlancaMar del Plata if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

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

  • Duration1h 30m
  • Flight time1hr
  • Typical cost
    ARS 26,870($210)
Operated by

Aerolíneas Argentinas

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Bus

Take the bus to Bahia Blanca.

  • 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 Station and then to Bahía Blanca.

  • Duration18h 45m
  • Departs3 times a week
  • Typical cost
    ARS 1,530($12)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Bahía Blanca.

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

There are several options for getting from Mar del Plata to Bahía Blanca 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 30m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 26,870 ($210).

The distance between Mar del Plata and Bahía Blanca is around 432km (268 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 419km (260 miles)

It takes around 1h 30m to get from Mar del Plata and Bahía Blanca by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 6h 35m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Mar del Plata to Bahía Blanca is to fly which takes around 1h 30m and will set you back approx ARS 26,870 ($210).

The cheapest way to travel between Mar del Plata and Bahía Blanca, 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 Mar del Plata and Bahía Blanca. It typically takes around 18h 45m and departs 3 times a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Mar del Plata to Bahía Blanca. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Constitución Station. These services run 3 times a week and will take a minimum of 18h 45m.

Trenes Argentinos run train services between Mar del Plata and Bahía Blanca. Trains depart 3 times a week and will take around 18h 45m, 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 Mar del Plata and Bahía Blanca. It typically takes around 6h 55m and departs every 20 mins.

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

Don Otto and Via Bariloche run regular bus services between Mar del Plata and Bahía Blanca. 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 Mar del Plata and Bahía Blanca. Flights depart from Mar del Plata (MDQ) and arrive at Bahia Blanca (BHI). The flight takes around 1hr.

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

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

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

The closest major airport to Bahía Blanca is Comandante Espora Airport (BHI) (BHI) which is approximately 10km (6 miles) from Bahía Blanca. Gobernador Edgardo Castello Airport (VDM) (VDM) and Astor Piazzolla International Airport (MDQ) (MDQ) 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 Mar del Plata and Bahía Blanca. 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 Mar del Plata to Bahía Blanca is to fly which takes, on average, 1h 30m and will usually cost around ARS 26,870 ($210).

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Transport options from Mar del Plata to Bahía Blanca
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
1h 30m
ARS 26,870($210)
on demand432km (268 miles)
Bus
6h 55m
ARS 1,145($9)
every 20 mins479km (298 miles)
Train
18h 45m
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 Bahía Blanca

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

BHI
Comandante Espora Airport (BHI)
Domestic Airport
Distance
10km (6 miles) from Bahía Blanca
VDM
Gobernador Edgardo Castello Airport (VDM)
Domestic Airport
Distance
247km (154 miles) from Bahía Blanca
MDQ
Astor Piazzolla International Airport (MDQ)
International Airport
Distance
419km (260 miles) from Bahía Blanca