Getting to Las Lenas From Buenos Aires
We have included the following information on this page in order of appearance:
Charter Flights from Buenos Aires Domestic Airport to Malargue Airport
Flights from Buenos Aires Domestic Airport to San Rafael Airport
Flights from Buenos Aires Domestic Airport to Mendoza Airport
Buses from Buenos Aires Retiro Bus Station to San Rafael and Las Leñas
*Please note, In Buenos Aires the International Airport Ministro Pistarini Ezeiza (EZE) and the Domestic Airport Jorge Newberry Aeroparque (AEP) are at least 1 hour from each other via taxi, car or van. We can arrange all ground transfers in between airports but ask that your international flight arrives AT LEAST 2.5 hours at EZE before your departure flight from AEP Jorge Newberry domestic airport to Malargue (LGS) or San Rafael (AFA) or Mendoza (MDZ) and preferably to be on the safe side 3 hours and for your international flight departure to be at least 3,5 hours after your arrival at the domestic airport on the way back*
Baggage and Luggage Information for Aerolineas Argentinas Flights
Carry On Luggage
Specific Ski and Sports Gear
Malargue Charter Flight
You can fly from Buenos Aires (AEP) to Malargue (LGS) and only on Saturdays and part of a hotel package
staying at the Virgo, Acuario, Piscis, Escorpio, Aries hotels.
The Malargue airport is 45 minutes from Las Leñas. When we book your charter flight as part of your hotel package
the price includes shared round trip ground transfer on the Andesmar bus Malargue Airport - Las Lenas Hotel -
Malargue Airport. If you would like a private transfer we can organize a private transfer in a defender for up to 4 people
with luggage for $120 USD one way total for the car.
The are NO one way charter flights, if you need a one way full cost applies.
2011 Malargue Charter Flight Schedule
*This charter flight schedule is tentative and based on 2010 schedule, 2011 fligths will only
truly be confirmed early May 2011*
June 25-July 23
*All Las Lenas Hotels*
Buenos Aires (AEP) 6:05 AM - Malargue (LGS) 8:20 AM
Malargue (LGS) 6:48 PM - Buenos Aires (AEP) 8:33 PM
July 30-September 03
Check in at Jorge Newberry Aeroparque (AEP) Domestic Airport at counters #50-52 Andes Lineas Areas
Flight #OY570 Buenos Aires (AEP) 07:30 AM - Malargue (LGS) 09:25 AM
Flight #OY571 Malargue (LGS) 10:15 AM - Buenos Aires (AEP) 12:10 AM
$685 USD per person round trip
San Rafael Flight
You can fly from Buenos Aires (AEP) to San Rafael (AFA) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and there is 1 flight a day, and the San Rafael airport is 2 hours from Las Leñas. We can book shared or private ground transfers from San Rafael airport as part of your apartment or hotel package as well as private transfers. We can also book you a hotel in San Rafael before and after your arrival in Las Lenas. For more info on ground transfers check our Getting There from San Rafael page. For prices, and see the current schedule you can go to www.expedia.com or contact Kyle at firstname.lastname@example.org and choose departure airport Buenos Aires (AEP) and arrival airport San Rafael (AFA). Generally the price is $315 USD round trip/$160 USD one way per person and the schedule (subject to change) for Saturdays for 2011 is; June 25 - September 24, 2011
Saturday 1:20 PM Depart Buenos Aires (AEP) - Arrive San Rafael (AFA) 3:08 PM
Duration: 1hr 48mn Aerolineas Argentinas #1480
Saturday 3:45 PM Depart San Rafael (AFA) - Arrive Buenos Aires (AEP) 5:15 PM
Duration: 1hr 30mn Aerolineas Argentinas #1481
*PLEASE NOTE BUENOS AIRES DOMESTIC AIRPORT (AEP) IS 1 HOUR FROM BUENOS AIRES INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT (EZE) SO YOU MUST ARRIVE AT EZE INTERNATIONALLY ON THE SATURDAY BEFORE 10:30 AM
TO BE ABLE TO CATCH THE 1:20 PM FLIGHT FROM THE DOMESTIC AIRPORT TO SAN RAFAEL*
You can fly from Buenos Aires (AEP) to Mendoza (MDZ). Every day of the week, 4 flights a day, and the Mendoza airport is
6 hours drive from Las Lenas ski resort.
prices, and see the current schedule you can go to www.expedia.com or contact Kyle at email@example.com and choose departure airport Buenos Aires (AEP) and arrival airport Mendoza (MDZ).
We can book private ground transfers from Mendoza airport as part of your apartment or hotel package to Las Lenas.
For more info on ground transfers from Mendoza check our Getting There from Mendoza page.
Buenos Aires to San Rafael/Las Lenas Bus Coach Schedule 2010
The cheapest way to get to Las Leñas from Buenos Aires is to take the direct Andesmar bus from Buenos Aires to Las Leñas (16 hours) that leaves at 7:05 PM from Buenos Aires on Fridays and arrives the next day Saturday in Las Lenas at 10:45 AM. This direct bus leaves Las Lenas on Saturdays at 6:30 PM and arrives the next day Sunday at 10:30 AM in Buenos Aires. The nicer downstairs first class Suite seats are $120 USD one way and $240 USD round trip per person.The executive bed seats (these are not real beds, just normal chairs that recline) are $92 USD one way and $184 USD round trip per person. You get dinner and breakfast oas well as blankets and small pillows and there are tvs and show current dvd movies. To book the bus go to www.andesmar.com and choose English on the right hand top corner of the website. Then make departure city Buenos Aires (retiro cap fed) and arrival city Las Lenas (mendoza), then click on search.
There is a great transfer option from Buenos Aires EZE International airport to Retiro bus station if you want to get to Las Leñas the day you arrive in Buenos Aires. After you clear customs on the left side to buy MTL to Retiro and buy it with the transfer to Retiro Omnibus Station, its about $50 pesos. Go up the ramp, go down one floor and on his right side he will see the Bags storage place.
The advantage of going with Andesmar is you can pre-book and prepay on line withacredit card. *BE SURE TO PRINT YOUR TICKET CONFIRMATION BEFORE GOING ON THE BUS OR EVEN BETTER BEFORE GETTING TO THE BUS STATION. YOU NEED TO PRESENT THE PAPER PRINTOUT OF THE TICKET AND THE ID OR PASSPORT YOU GAVE AS ID ON THE ON LINE PURCHASE TO GET ON THE BUS. THEY WILL NOT LET YOU ON JUST WITH THE NAME OR CONF#* If you cannot get on Andesmar you can only buy bus tickets at the Retiro bus station. *PLEASE NOTE*: YOU CAN ONLY BOOK ANDESMAR.COM ON THEIR WEBSITE WITHIN 1 MONTH OF DESIRED BUENOS AIRES -SAN RAFAEL/LAS LEÑAS DEPARTURE DATE. THEIR WEBSITE IS NOT SET UP TO HANDLE RESERVATIONS EARLIER THAN THAT. WE CANNOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS OR BOOK FOR YOU EITHER.
Daily Bus to San Rafael but NOT on Friday Nights
If you are not catching the direct bus to Las Leñas on Friday nights, you then have to take an Andesmar bus from Buenos Aires to San Rafael and then thye Iselin bus once you arrive in San Rafael to Las Lenas. On travel days other than Fridays there is no direct bus with Andesmar to Las Leñas and instead you have to choose Departure City Buenos Aires and Arrival City San Rafael (Do NOT choose Malargue as destino). You need to make sure you arrive in San Rafael before 9:30AM the next day as the 1 Iselin bus leaves San Rafael for Las Leñas at 9:30 and you can book one of these upon arrival in San Rafael at the bus station at the Iselin desk at the bus station and can use credit cards. For more information on options to get to Las Leñas from San Rafael please visit our Getting There From San Rafael section. The bus and Atuel travel option is listed at the bottom of the page.