How to travel from Rosario to Mar del Plata, Argentina

The distance between Rosario and Mar del Plata is around 694km (431 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 Rosario to Mar del Plata 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 Mar del PlataRosario if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

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

  • Duration2h 45m
  • Flight time1h 50m
  • Typical cost
    ARS 119,195($935)
Operated by

Aerolíneas Argentinas

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Bus

Take the bus to Retiro Station and then to Mar del Plata.

  • Duration8h 40m
  • Departstwice daily
  • Typical cost
    ARS 3,055($24)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Train

Take the train to Retiro and then to Mar del Plata.

  • Duration13h 60m
  • Departstwice a week
  • Typical cost
    ARS 1,020($8)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Mar del Plata.

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

There are several options for getting from Rosario to Mar del Plata 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 13h 60m. 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 119,195 ($935).

The distance between Rosario and Mar del Plata is around 694km (431 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 627km (390 miles)

It takes around 8h 40m to get from Rosario and Mar del Plata by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 7h 20m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Rosario to Mar del Plata is to fly which takes around 2h 45m and will set you back approx ARS 119,195 ($935).

The cheapest way to travel between Rosario and Mar del Plata, 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 Rosario and Mar del Plata. It typically takes around 13h 60m and departs twice a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Rosario to Mar del Plata. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Retiro and Constitución. These services run twice a week and will take a minimum of 13h 60m.

Trenes Argentinos run train services between Rosario and Mar del Plata. Trains depart twice a week and will take around 13h 60m, 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 Rosario and Mar del Plata. It typically takes around 8h 40m and departs twice daily.

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

Chevallier, Flecha Bus, Tony Tur, El Pulqui, Platabus, Micromar, Fono Bus, Costa Azul, Costera Criolla, Zenit and Empresa Argentina run regular bus services between Rosario and Mar del Plata. Buses run twice daily and take around 8h 40m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Rosario and Mar del Plata. Flights depart from Rosario (ROS) and arrive at Mar del Plata (MDQ) - via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP). The flight takes around 1h 50m.

There is no direct flight from Rosario to Mar del Plata. There is however a flight that goes via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP). This services will take at least 2h 45m (not including layover time).

The flight from Rosario to Mar del Plata typically takes around 1h 50m. Flights depart from Rosario (ROS) and and arrive into Mar del Plata (MDQ).

The closest major airport to Mar del Plata is Astor Piazzolla International Airport (MDQ) (MDQ) which is approximately 7km (5 miles) from Mar del Plata. Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) (EZE) and Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) (AEP) 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 Rosario and Mar del Plata. 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 Rosario to Mar del Plata is to take the bus which takes, on average, 8h 40m and will usually cost around ARS 3,055 ($24).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Rosario and Mar del Plata

Transport options from Rosario to Mar del Plata
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
2h 45m
ARS 119,195($935)
every 2 hours694km (431 miles)
Bus and Plane4h 30m
ARS 25,085($195)
once daily946km (588 miles)
Bus + 2 similar
8h 40m
ARS 3,055($24)
twice daily715km (444 miles)
Bus via Villa Gesel11h 45m
ARS 2,930($23)
5 times a week847km (526 miles)
Bus to Mar del Plata14hrs
ARS 6,620($52)
every 20 mins892km (554 miles)
Train
13h 60m
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 Mar del Plata

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

MDQ
Astor Piazzolla International Airport (MDQ)
International Airport
Distance
7km (5 miles) from Mar del Plata
EZE
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
International Airport
Distance
365km (227 miles) from Mar del Plata
AEP
Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP)
International Airport
Distance
391km (243 miles) from Mar del Plata