Puerto Iguazú Transportation
There are many transportation options to get one to Puerto Iguazú as well as getting around once you arrive. The following tips should help you decide what might be best for you.
Buses leave regularly from the main bus station in Puerto Iguazú to the Centro de Informes for tours of the Iguazú falls. The least expensive bus from Puerto Iguazu to the Parque is the El Practico local bus. You can either catch one at Terminal de Omnibus or anywhere en-route (it says ‘Cataratas’). The fare is $5 Pesos each way and it takes roughly about 20 minutes. The bus departs every 20-30 minutes from dawn until about 9 p.m. (the park closes at 6 p.m. anyway). The busiest times would be from 9-10 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. and it’s possible you might not be able to find a single seat!
Taxis At the Ready
We were very happy with all of the taxis that we used while in Puerto Iguazú. The cost was A$60 (US$20) for him to drop us off at the National Park entrance Visitor’s Centre and then return at a pre-arranged time. This sounded good to us, so away we went down the rather nice highway to the Park. When we got there, I asked him if he wanted any cash at that point, but he waved it off and said no, pay me when I come back! And come back he did, right on schedule! It was great to get in the air-conditioned car after slogging around in the 34 C heat and then be delivered poolside with no stops!!
Plane to Iguazu/Plane Package Deal
From Buenos Aires you can travel to Iguazu by plane (1 hour and a half flight). There are flights that depart from Aeroparque or Ezeiza. When I booked our Argentina trip-segments over the internet from Canada, the 4-day tour package to Puerto Iguazu included the 1.5 hour flight from Buenos Aires, accommodations with breakfast, airport transfers and guided tours to both sides of the Iguazu Falls plus the Itaipu Dam totaled US$500 per person. This was only slightly more expensive than the flights alone.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about transportation in Puerto Iguazú.
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