General Information

Bariloche is one of the main Argentinian tourist destinations. It is located at about 1700 km from Buenos Aires, at the foothills of the Andes in north-west Patagonia and on the southern shores of the Nahuel Huapi Lake. Bariloche is part of the so called Nahuel Huapi National Park. The outstanding natural landscape surrounding Bariloche makes it a favourite spot for national and international tourists.

Travelling to Bariloche:

By plane: To reach Bariloche from abroad you will have to fly first to Buenos Aires International Airport (Ministro Pistarini, also known as Ezeiza; EZE). There are direct flights to EZE from main European cities; some US cities; and several Latin American cities. At EZE you can connect to a flight to Bariloche (BRC), but note that there are only 1-2 flights per day. Most of the flights connecting Buenos Aires and Bariloche depart from the Buenos Aires city airport (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery; AEP), where there are about 10 flights to/from Bariloche per day.

Reaching Bariloche by bus or car: It is possible to drive from Buenos Aires to Bariloche, and indeed there are frequent bus services between the two cities, but take into account that the distance is very long. The trip usually takes 22-24 hours via La Pampa, including a few stops. Similarly this can be done from Chile through the border. The closest way to Bariloche is called Paso Cardenal Samoré.

Outdoor activities in and around Bariloche: There are multiple tours and activities that you can do in and around Bariloche. See some information here: