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Beverly Adams
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Username: Beverly

Post Number: 6
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2006 - 11:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello,
Two websites for two of the better bus companies in Argentina.

www.andesmar.com
www.viabariloche.com.ar

You can search for routes, and ticket prices.

Someone asked on another thread about BA to Mendoza on a bus.

Andesmar has this route for the following prices (in pesos)

1st class round trip: 310.00
coche cama: 270.00
semi-cama: 220.00

Beverly
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Riyad Anabtawi
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Post Number: 96
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Friday, October 06, 2006 - 8:12 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Do you know any bus schedules and prices from Santiago to Mendoza return?
Thanks
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Riyad Anabtawi
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Post Number: 97
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Friday, October 06, 2006 - 8:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Here is some info I managed to rummage for any one else interested, for travel by bus from Santiago Chile to Mendoza round trip.

Company is Andesmar (Argentinian.. reputable)
Schedule from Santiago Chile to Mendoza:
Daily 8.30 am, 10.00 am, 11.30 pm (The operator gave me these times as Argentinian times)
Schedule from Mendoza to Santiago Chile :
Daily 9 am, 12.30 pm, 10.45 pm.
Price one way (40 pesos Argeninian or 8000 pesos Chilean)
Phone Numbers:
Mendoza : (+54261) 4054300
Santiago : (+562) 7796839
I am afraid, you have to buy the tickets there and then. No online or phone reservations.
Riyad
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marianna
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Username: Mari

Post Number: 3
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 10:42 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi,

can anyone tell me where i can find a bus timetable for Posadas to Buenos Aires? & How often they depart from Posadas?

Cheers,

Marianna
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Roberto
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 774
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 1:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Try this one. It will give you a general idea. Schedules vary depending on the company. This is departing from BA and it looks like this bus company as 3 buses a day.
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hans.lindhout@planet.nl
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Username: Hans

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 11:43 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hallo, ,can anyone tell me if there`s a bus goiing from Salta to San Pedro (Chili) on friday, Oktober 27 th? Resonse would be appreciated,
Hans ( from the Netherlands)
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Roberto
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Post Number: 776
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 1:08 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

A few ideas Hans (and welcome!)...

1. contacting the bus termninal in Jujuy at (0388) 424-1056
2. contacting Flecha Bus in Jujuy at (0388) 424-2318
3. contacting Flecha bus in Salta at (03875) 431-2819 / 422-4409
4. contacting Flecha bus by email info@flechabus.com.ar

Hope this helps.
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hans.lindhout@planet.nl
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 1:56 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Roberto,
According your mail date Oktober 14,
I try, but cannot contact the argentina telephone nrs. from The Netherlands and speaking in Spanisch is too difficult for me. The e-mail to Flecha-bus has failed.
So, can you try to find out if the bus Salta - San Pedro (Chili) goes on Friday Oktober 27. The busterminal in Salta is of GEMINI-bus. Maybe you sent me by e-mail the results ??
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Roberto
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Post Number: 803
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, October 23, 2006 - 11:33 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hans, I just talked to the bus terminal in Salta. Just in case, these are their numbers...

Estacion Terminal, Salta
54(387)401-1143


They informed me that for the destination San Pedro de Atacama (in Chile) departures are ONLY on Tuesdays/Thursdays/Sundays at 7 AM. October 27th is a Friday so NO departures. You should either leave on Oct 26th or Oct 29th.

There are 2 companies that do this:

1. Geminis 54(387) 431-7778
2. Pullman Bus 54(387) 421-0606

When you call,

54 is Argentina
387 is Salta
Before this, you should dial the proper long distance prefix from your country.

Some employees may understand a little bit of english. I am calling from Miami, so this is as much as I can do for you.
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nicola dowsett
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 10:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi
Does anyone know how I can get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Iguazu? I have tried the argentinian bus companies...anyone know any Bolivian ones?
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Roberto
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Post Number: 808
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 11:01 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Bus companies in La Paz that travel to Argentina
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David Womack
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 5:27 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi, I'm new.

Can anyone help me find a reliable/updated list of buses and schedules that operate between Puerto Natales and Calafate?
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ATC
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Username: Atcbotkin

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 6:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello!

My husband and I are planning a trip to Argentina for June of next year...so far away and we are so excited. We are wanting to spend time in Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, and Cordova while we are there (appr. 10 days) Originally we had planned on taking a bus from B.A. to I.F. maybe stopping at a city or two for a day along the way. Then we were going to fly from I.F. back to B.A. and take a bus to Cordoba. My questions are:

1- would it be possible to find a direct flight from I.F to Cordoba? The only flight I found was on Aerolineas Argentinas and it was for $200 with a 4 hour layover in B.A.

2- If bus is the best way to get to B.A. to Cordoba, what bus line should we use.

3- Can you refer any websites that have bus schedules and routes and prices??

Thanks for all your help!!
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Roberto
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Post Number: 809
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 8:05 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

David, you can search the bus terminal website for those destinations. It will point you to the companies that operare these legs with their schedules departing from Buenos Aires. Then, you should contact each of them:

http://www.tebasa.com.ar/

You can definitely find info on Calafate. I doubt Puerto Natales but the companies doing Calafate may now... I don't think a page exists with all the information for all bus destinations/companies.
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Roberto
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Post Number: 810
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 8:09 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

ATC and David, both welcome!

The information for the buses can be found here. It's a little tricky but if you type your destination you will eventually get to the page with companies and schedules. Then, you will have to contact them individually for pricing. Or try to locate their websites on the internet but this is more problematic.

http://www.tebasa.com.ar/

This is the official website for Bus Terminal in Retiro.

Oh, yes, you have to connect through BA when flying Iguazu/Cordoba
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ATC
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Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 2:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks for the help Roberto!
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hans.lindhout@planet.nl
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 1:26 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hallo Roberto,
Thanks for your informations about Salta bus.It was a great help.
Greetings Hans.
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Ken Kerr
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Username: Doctork

Post Number: 13
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 4:52 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Roberto (and everyone)

I just clicked on the above link http://www.tebasa.com.ar/
to arrange bus trave between BA and Córdoba leaveing MArch 7th to arrive in Córdoba on March 8th. returning to BA on the evening of 11th. However, the link appears to be dead.
Ken
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Roberto
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Post Number: 993
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 5:48 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ken, it worked for me (from Miami). Anyone else tried to click on that link?

That site is informational only. You won't be able to purchase tickets through them. The site can guide you as to which company goes where and provide you with schedules and contact information. Then, you must try to find each company's website and try to purchase directly. This can't be done with all of them, in which case you may require a local agent to assist you. Let us know.
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Ken Kerr
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Post Number: 14
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 6:16 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Should I just walk down to Retiro and wander around until I find a company that goes to Córdoba?
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Roberto
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Post Number: 994
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 6:56 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yes, that is how we all do it. Hopefully, you will find a few helpful souls...
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Benco Alemano
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Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2007 - 7:54 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

There are only few useful websites about bus travel available.
As already mentioned:

Teba S.A. is the corporation which operates the Retiro terminal
http://www.tebasa.com.ar/

Some big bus companies offer timetables, pricing information and online-booking by credit card through their webpages
http://www.andesmar.com/shop/default.asp
http://www.viabariloche.com.ar/

For many smaller bus companies, you can buy your ticket online via a marketing system called Plataforma10, which also offers company profiles in a standardized form:
http://www.plataforma10.com/

I think in most cases you can buy your tickets on the phone with your credit card.

When you arrive clueless at Retiro, go to the information point of the CNRT and tell them your destination, they will give you a list of suitable companies.

If you know of any other useful websites or bus companies with online-booking, please post me a message - I am collecting this sort of info. Thanks!
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paul wisner
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Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 11:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I am in need of transportation from the Vina Del Mar region to Mendoza one way.......I think andesmar makes this trip although I cannot find the route info, schedule or pricing on their website??????? If anyone can help that would be great or if anyone knows of reliable, affordableprivate tranportation, that would be an option as well. Thanks in advance

Paul
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Roberto
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Post Number: 1223
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 5:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Paul, welcome. I would suggest to email them. They definitely travel such route. Check this page for contact information for the Mendoza terminal. It appears you can also talk to them online, although not on Sundays.
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WelcomeToMendoza.com
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 7:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

There a number of bus companies that make this run. TurBus is another popular option - website is www.turbus.cl although I don't see Mendoza on their itin builder - but they do travel it.
There are also a few companies that use the 1/2 sized busses which have are more agile and make the run a little faster.
I don't have the info for Viña de mar bus station but that is your best bet to call the Viña del mar bus station. Here is the info for Mendoza bus station - you could call them too- their info desk is very helpful:

Mendoza Bus Station:
Tel: 0261-431-5000
From outside Argentina: +54-261-431-5000
Terminal del sol. Terminal de Ómnibus :
- Gob. Videla y Acceso Este (5519) Guaymallén.
T. 54-0261-4315000.
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Barry McGee
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Registered: 1-2010
Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 11:21 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I will be flying into BA in November and wanting to take a bus Mar Del Plata. How would I get from the airport to the bus station? Should I book tickets before or purchase the ticket on arrival?

Thank you for your help!
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Roberto
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Post Number: 1955
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 1:23 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Barry, welcome! Mar del Plata is a very popular destination. You will not need to purchase a ticket in advance. If you take one of the "Manuel Tienda Leon" shuttles from Ezeiza they pretty much will take you to the Bus station in Retiro... or pretty close. Manuel Tienda Leon has their ticket booths set up as soon as you leave customs.
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Michelle Alison
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Post Number: 54
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 8:08 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Barry,

You can also take Manuel Tienda Leon directly fron the airport to Mar del Plata. It takes about 6 hours with at least one stop. Not as comfortable as the long distance buses, but convenient if you plan on coming directly to Mar del Plata. As the previous poster said, go to their ticket booth.

If you decide to go to the bus terminal (Retiro) first, in November, you won't have any problems buying a ticket to Mar del Plata. The price at the moment is 100 pesos, one way. This won't be the price in November !!!!!

Regards

Michelle
www.mardelplatanews.com
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Barry McGee
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Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you Roberto and Michelle!

Michelle you said something that I am curious about, that the bus cost will not be 100 pesos in November. Can you explain what you mean?
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Gayle
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Username: Flaka

Post Number: 74
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 6:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I was online last week when my computer crashed. I had come upon a site where you could access via your cell phone bus routes. You put in the starting and ending address and it would tell you what bus or buses to take to get there.

Is anyone familiar with this? I cannot locate it again.

Muchas gracias.
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Roberto
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Post Number: 1971
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 9:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Gayle, about the only "buscadores de rutas" I know of are the following:

http://www.ruta0.com/rutas_argentinas.asp
http://www.tebasa.com.ar/paginas/buscador.html
http://www.xcolectivo.com.ar/omnibus/empresas.html
http://www.omnilineas.com.ar/

I would not know about the mobile site that would list bus companies for destinations... But if you happen to remember it, please post that resource here! I will keep searching.
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ivan G
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Post Number: 48
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 12:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hy Guys, here you can read an interesting reportage from Bariloche to Humahuaca : http://buenosaires.giorgioshouse.com/buenos_aires_ acc_000001.htm
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Gayle
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Post Number: 76
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 2:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Roberto,

I was able to locate the site that gives you bus and train routes:
http://www.comoviajo.com

You can check routes from the Internet or a mobile phone.

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