How to travel from Mar del Plata to Rosario, Argentina

The distance between Mar del Plata and Rosario is around 693km (431 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 2h 50m.

6 routes found

We've found 6 different ways to get from Mar del Plata to Rosario by bus, train, car and plane. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out RosarioMar del Plata if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Mar del Plata (MDQ) to Rosario (ROS).

  • Duration2h 50m
  • Flight time1h 55m
  • Typical cost
    ARS 111,555($875)
Operated by

Aerolíneas Argentinas

1 similiar route

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Bus

Take the bus to Retiro and then to Rosario.

  • Duration9h 35m
  • Departstwice daily
  • Typical cost
    ARS 2,930($23)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Train

Take the train to Constitución Station and then to Rosario Norte.

  • Duration14h 10m
  • Departstwice a week
  • Typical cost
    ARS 1,020($8)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Rosario.

  • Duration7h 20m
  • Distance711km (442 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Mar del Plata and Rosario

There are several options for getting from Mar del Plata to Rosario by bus, train, car and plane. The cheapest option is to take the train which costs around ARS 1,020 ($8) and will take around 14h 10m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 2h 50m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 111,555 ($875).

The distance between Mar del Plata and Rosario is around 693km (431 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 627km (390 miles)

It takes around 9h 35m to get from Mar del Plata and Rosario by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 7h 20m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Mar del Plata to Rosario is to fly which takes around 2h 50m and will set you back approx ARS 111,555 ($875).

The cheapest way to travel between Mar del Plata and Rosario, if you exclude driving, is to take the train which will typically cost around ARS 1,020 ($8) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Mar del Plata and Rosario. It typically takes around 14h 10m and departs twice a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Mar del Plata to Rosario. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Constitución Station and Retiro. These services run twice a week and will take a minimum of 14h 10m.

Trenes Argentinos run train services between Mar del Plata and Rosario. Trains depart twice a week and will take around 14h 10m, 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 Rosario. It typically takes around 9h 35m and departs twice daily.

Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Mar del Plata and Rosario with no changeovers required. The bus runs every 20 mins and takes 14h 10m.

Flecha Bus, Tony Tur, Platabus, El Pulqui, Micromar, Chevallier, Costera Criolla, Zenit and Empresa Argentina run regular bus services between Mar del Plata and Rosario. Buses run twice daily and take around 9h 35m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Mar del Plata and Rosario. Flights depart from Mar del Plata (MDQ) and arrive at Rosario (ROS) - via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP). The flight takes around 1h 55m.

There is no direct flight from Mar del Plata to Rosario. There is however a flight that goes via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP). This services will take at least 2h 50m (not including layover time).

The flight from Mar del Plata to Rosario typically takes around 1h 55m. Flights depart from Mar del Plata (MDQ) and and arrive into Rosario (ROS).

The closest major airport to Rosario is Rosario – Islas Malvinas International Airport (ROS) (ROS) which is approximately 12km (7 miles) from Rosario. General Justo Jose de Urquiza Airport (PRA) (PRA) and Santa Fe Airport (SFN) (SFN) 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 Rosario. The distance is around 711km (442 miles) by road and it will take around 7h 20m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Mar del Plata to Rosario is to take the bus which takes, on average, 9h 35m and will usually cost around ARS 2,930 ($23).

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Transport options from Mar del Plata to Rosario
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
2h 50m
ARS 111,555($875)
every 2 hours693km (431 miles)
Plane and Bus4h 40m
ARS 27,635($215)
once daily947km (588 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
9h 35m
ARS 2,930($23)
twice daily712km (442 miles)
Bus to Rosario14h 10m
ARS 6,620($52)
every 20 mins894km (555 miles)
Train
14h 10m
ARS 1,020($8)
twice a week719km (447 miles)
Drive
7h 20m
ARS 9,805($77)
on demand711km (442 miles)

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Airports near Rosario

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

ROS
Rosario – Islas Malvinas International Airport (ROS)
International Airport
Distance
12km (7 miles) from Rosario
PRA
General Justo Jose de Urquiza Airport (PRA)
Domestic Airport
Distance
131km (81 miles) from Rosario
SFN
Santa Fe Airport (SFN)
Domestic Airport
Distance
139km (86 miles) from Rosario