The official language spoken in Argentina is Spanish
Name: Argentine Peso
$13 Argentine Peso is approximately $1
Argentina is AEDT -14h
A pint in a pub/bar will is around $85 (approx. £3.60)
A basic lunctime meal with drink is around $161 (approx. £7)
Around $24 (approx. £1) plus $15 (approx. £0.60) for every KM travelled
A one way ticket on local transport is around $7 (approx. £0.30)
From $188 a night (approx. £8)
From $650 (approx. £27) a night for a 3 star hotel
Argentina's climate is generally mild, but there can be major regional variations due to its size – from the extreme heat of the northern regions, through the pleasant climate of the central pampas, to the sub Antarctic cold of Patagonia’s glacial regions. Throughout the country January is the warmest, while June and July are the coldest.
Australian passport holders visiting Argentina for up to 90 days to not need a visa, but do have to pay a $100 USD reciprocity fee. Visit the official migration service website for more details.
Due to the size of Argentina, air travel is the most convenient when travelling large distances. There are a number of airlines servicing the country, however many a routed via Buenos Aires, which can cause inconvenience and cost, depending on your end destination.
The public bus network in Argentina is excellent and, despite the long driving times, the vehicles and very comfortable and allow you to see more of this amazing country. There are a number of different classes, even sleepers for overnight journeys. Larger luggage is stowed in the hold and security is generally very good.
Although there have been some cut-backs in long-distance train services, the rail network continues to reach Buenos Aires and some surrounding areas, as well as services to Posadas and Cordoba. Trains are invariably cheaper than buses, but are slower and go to fewer destinations. We advise buying train tickets in advance during peak periods.