How to travel from Mar del Plata to Iguazú Falls, Argentina

The distance between Mar del Plata and Iguazú Falls is around 1,454km (903 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 15m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Mar del Plata to Iguazú Falls 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 Iguazú FallsMar del Plata if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Mar del Plata (MDQ) to Iguazu (IGR).

  • Duration3h 15m
  • Flight time2h 50m
  • Typical cost
    ARS 25,980($205)
Operated by

Aerolíneas Argentinas

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Bus

Take the bus to Retiro and then to Puerto Iguazú.

  • Duration22h 45m
  • Departstwice daily
  • Typical cost
    ARS 2,675($21)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Train and Bus

Take the train to Constitución Station then take the bus to Puerto Iguazú.

  • Duration23h 60m
  • Departstwice daily
  • Typical cost
    ARS 2,420($19)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Drive

Drive to Iguazu Falls.

  • Duration20h 20m
  • Distance1,685km (1,047 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Mar del Plata and Iguazú Falls

There are several options for getting from Mar del Plata to Iguazú Falls by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the train and then take the bus which costs around ARS 2,420 ($19) and will take around 23h 60m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 25,980 ($205).

The distance between Mar del Plata and Iguazú Falls is around 1,454km (903 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,399km (869 miles)

It takes around 3h 15m to get from Mar del Plata and Iguazú Falls by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 20h 20m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Mar del Plata to Iguazú Falls is to fly which takes around 3h 15m and will set you back approx ARS 25,980 ($205).

The cheapest way to travel between Mar del Plata and Iguazú Falls, if you exclude driving, is to take the train and then take the bus which will typically cost around ARS 2,420 ($19) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Mar del Plata and Iguazú Falls. We recommend that you fly from Mar del Plata (MDQ) to Iguazu (IGR). instead which will take 3h 15m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Mar del Plata and Iguazú Falls. It typically takes around 22h 45m and departs twice daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Mar del Plata to Iguazú Falls. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Retiro and Puerto Iguazú. These services run twice daily and will take a minimum of 22h 45m.

Flecha Bus, Tony Tur, Platabus, El Pulqui, Micromar, Rio Uruguay and Via Bariloche run regular bus services between Mar del Plata and Iguazú Falls. Buses run twice daily and take around 22h 45m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Mar del Plata and Iguazú Falls. Flights depart from Mar del Plata (MDQ) and arrive at Iguazu (IGR) - via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP). The flight takes around 2h 50m.

There is no direct flight from Mar del Plata to Iguazú Falls. There is however a flight that goes via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP). This services will take at least 3h 15m (not including layover time).

The flight from Mar del Plata to Iguazú Falls typically takes around 2h 50m. Flights depart from Mar del Plata (MDQ) and and arrive into Iguazu (IGR).

The closest major airport to Iguazú Falls is Posadas Airport (PSS) (PSS) which is approximately 242km (150 miles) from Iguazú Falls. Formosa International Airport (FMA) (FMA) and Camba Punta Airport (CNQ) (CNQ) 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 Iguazú Falls. The distance is around 1,685km (1,047 miles) by road and it will take around 20h 20m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Mar del Plata to Iguazú Falls is to fly which takes, on average, 3h 15m and will usually cost around ARS 25,980 ($205).

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Transport options from Mar del Plata to Iguazú Falls
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
3h 15m
ARS 25,980($205)
on demand1,454km (903 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
22h 45m
ARS 2,675($21)
twice daily1,747km (1,085 miles)
Bus via La Plata24h 35m
ARS 12,225($95)
once daily1,772km (1,101 miles)
Train and Bus
23h 60m
ARS 2,420($19)
twice daily1,743km (1,083 miles)
Drive
20h 20m
ARS 23,175($180)
on demand1,685km (1,047 miles)

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Airports near Iguazú Falls

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

PSS
Posadas Airport (PSS)
Domestic Airport
Distance
242km (150 miles) from Iguazú Falls
FMA
Formosa International Airport (FMA)
International Airport
Distance
384km (238 miles) from Iguazú Falls
CNQ
Camba Punta Airport (CNQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
472km (293 miles) from Iguazú Falls