How to get to Cafayate

Arrival by Air in Buenos Aires

International flights arrive at Ezeiza International airport (EZE).

You need to transfer to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) for all domestic flights.

www.ProjectArgentinablog.com has a good article on the transfers between airports in Buenos Aires. Basically, it can take you between 45 minutes and 2 hours, depending if you take a taxi or a shuttle bus, depending on the time of the day.

Arrival by Air in Salta City

It takes 2 hours to fly from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) to Salty City (SLA).

Aeropuerto Internacional de Salta “Martín Miguel de Güemes” (IATA: SLA, ICAO: SASA) is located 7 km (4.3 mi) southwest of the center of Salta. 

Arrival by Air in Cafayate

Flying from Salta to Cafayate is only an option if you fly by Private Jet.  Commercial flights will hopefully become a reality in the future.

The Cafayate municipal airport is located just 3 km from Cafayate and is open to all aircraft.  Before flying in, pilots are advised to recognize their intentions by Fax to +54 387 437 5110 or by emailing gmunoz@salta.gov.ar.

  • Coordinates: S26 03 51 W065 55 50
  • Location: 0.8 Nm NE Cafayate City, Province of Salta, Argentina
  • Length: 15/33 5900’
  • Surface: asphalt

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Arrival by Road in Cafayate, from Salta

Cafayate is a 2 ½ to 3 hour drive to the South of Salta (183 km or 114 miles). Route 68 is fully paved and passes through the picturesque Quebrada de las Conchas Nature Reserve. The scenery is wonderful! Please note that the last gas stop is in La Viña.

Rental cars are rather expensive in Argentina.  Cars are available in Salta through Hertz, Avis, Sixt, EuroCar or Cactus. Cactus is a Salta Car Rental company with generally lower rates, both for short and long term rentals.

There is also a regular bus service between Salta and Cafayate, organized by Flechabus: http://www.flechabus.com.ar/.

You need to catch the Flecha bus in Salta from the Bus Terminal (“Terminal Omnibus”). The Flecha bus stop in Cafayate is on Mitre 140, not far from the main square.

Below is the Flecha time schedule. If you can, make sure to reserve the front seata. The trip takes between 3 to 4 hours.

  • Salta to Cafayate: 6.50,10.30,13.00,17.00,19.30,21.00
  • Cafayate to Salta: 5.00,8.30,10.30,13.30,16.00,19.30.

When arriving in the airport in Salta, you can either take a taxi to the Bus Terminal, or alternatively take bus 8A (“Colectivo 8A”). The bus trip takes about 30 to 40 minutes and is cheap and quite comfortable. The bus stop is just outside the Airport compound. Below you will see the map with the convenient trajectory.

Corredor 8 A - Bus Salta