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Getting there & around
British Airways operates direct flights to Buenos Aires, flying from Heathrow four times a week. ba.com
Average flight time: 13.5h.
European carriers such as Iberia and Air France offer one-stop flights via their European hubs, and American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines via US hubs. iberia.com airfrance.co.uk aa.com delta.com united.com
Buenos Aires is a wonderful city to explore on foot, although the transportation system is cheap and efficient — as are taxis. Buy a SUBE card from any metro station or kiosk to use on buses, underground and for train connections to the suburbs. Take advantage of the extensive bike lane network: Free Ecobici bikes have drop-off stations across the city. buenosaires.gob.ar/ecobici
When to go
Buenos Aires is best enjoyed in its spring and autumn seasons (lateSeptember to November and March to May, respectively). The summer months either side of New Year guarantee temperatures in the mid-30Cs, although December and January are often uncomfortably humid. Its Southern Hemisphere winters are temperate, with plenty of sunshine and blue skies.
Argentina Tourism. argentina.travel
How to do it
JOURNEY LATIN AMERICA offers a seven-night trip to Buenos Aires from £2,649 per person, based on two people sharing. Includes flights, transfers, guided tours, four nights at the Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, on a B&B basis, and three nights a Estancia La Sofía. journeylatinamerica.co.uk