How to travel from Mar del Plata to Buenos Aires, Argentina

The distance between Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires is around 400km (249 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a taxi which takes around 4h 25m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Mar del Plata to Buenos Aires by bus, train, taxi and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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bus
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Bus

Take the bus to Retiro.

  • Duration5hrs
  • Departsevery 2 hours
  • Typical cost
    ARS 1,020($8)
Operated by

Flecha Bus

+ 5 others
💰 Cheapest
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train
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Train

Take the train to Constitución Station.

  • Duration5h 50m
  • Departstwice daily
  • Typical cost
    ARS 635($5)
Operated by

Trenes Argentinos

🚀 Fastest
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taxi
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Taxi

Take a taxi to Buenos Aires.

  • Duration4h 25m
  • Departson demand
  • Typical cost
    ARS 17,830($140)
Operated by

Su Taxi Mar del Plata

+ 2 others
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car
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Drive

Drive to Buenos Aires.

  • Duration4h 25m
  • Distance412km (256 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires

There are several options for getting from Mar del Plata to Buenos Aires by bus, train, taxi and car. The cheapest option is to take the train which costs around ARS 635 ($5) and will take around 5h 50m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a taxi and arrive in approximately 4h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 17,830 ($140).

The distance between Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires is around 400km (249 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 385km (239 miles)

It takes around 5hrs to get from Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 4h 25m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Mar del Plata to Buenos Aires is to take a taxi which takes around 4h 25m and will set you back approx ARS 17,830 ($140).

The cheapest way to travel between Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires, if you exclude driving, is to take the train which will typically cost around ARS 635 ($5) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires. It typically takes around 5h 50m and departs twice daily.

Yes there is a direct train service that runs between Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires with no changeovers required. The train runs twice daily and takes 5h 50m.

Trenes Argentinos run train services between Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires. Trains depart twice daily and will take around 5h 50m, 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 Buenos Aires. It typically takes around 5hrs and departs every 4 hours.

Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires with no changeovers required. The bus runs every 4 hours and takes 5hrs.

Flecha Bus, Tony Tur, Platabus, El Pulqui and Micromar run regular bus services between Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires. Buses run every 4 hours and take around 5hrs on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Mar del Plata to Buenos Aires. We recommend that you take the bus to Retiro. instead which will take 5hrs.

The closest major airport to Buenos Aires is Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) (AEP) which is approximately 6km (4 miles) from Buenos Aires. Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) (EZE) and Rosario – Islas Malvinas International Airport (ROS) (ROS) 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 Buenos Aires. The distance is around 412km (256 miles) by road and it will take around 4h 25m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Mar del Plata to Buenos Aires is to take the bus which takes, on average, 5hrs and will usually cost around ARS 1,020 ($8).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires

Transport options from Mar del Plata to Buenos Aires
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus
5hrs
ARS 1,020($8)
every 2 hours412km (256 miles)
Train
5h 50m
ARS 635($5)
twice daily400km (249 miles)
Taxi
4h 25m
ARS 17,830($140)
on demand412km (256 miles)
Drive
4h 25m
ARS 5,730($45)
on demand412km (256 miles)

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Airports near Buenos Aires

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

AEP
Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP)
International Airport
Distance
6km (4 miles) from Buenos Aires
EZE
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
International Airport
Distance
25km (15 miles) from Buenos Aires
ROS
Rosario – Islas Malvinas International Airport (ROS)
International Airport
Distance
286km (178 miles) from Buenos Aires