The 8 low cost destinations to travel the country with little money


What are the rates and schedules to travel around Argentina: the most accessible options.

Traveling by train in Argentina is a unique experience. And also cheap. In times of trouble, anxieties, low cost and collapsed routes, the routes traveled by passenger trains -long distance and regional- in the country, barely touch the 4,000 km in nine provinces.

Today from Buenos Aires, more precisely from the Retiro and Constitución stations, you can get to and return by train to Mar del Plata, Pinamar, Bahía Blanca, Rosario, Córdoba, Tucumán, Bragado / Pehuajó, Junín and Rufino / Justo Daract.

There are also services regional -such as the one from Salta to Gral. Güemes, the international one from Posadas -Misiones- to Encarnación or the one from Entre Ríos, from Paraná to Colonia Avellaneda- and others with a tourist objective.

From Buenos Aires to Justo Daract, San Luis: a destination to do with the family. Photo: Emmanuel Fernandez.

On the trains that go from Buenos Aires to Rufino/Justo Daract, Buenos Aires to Córdoba, Buenos Aires to Tucumán and Buenos Aires to Bahía Blanca, they have the cabin category activated.

Here the list of 8 best destinations that can be visited by train from Buenos Aires:

1. Pinamar

This service is carried out every day of the week, part of the season Constitution at 6.22. After a first stop in Dolores, it arrives at General Guido where passengers must transfer to another unit to continue to Pinamar. The train arrives in the seaside town around 12:55. Tickets are single class and cost $795.

2. Mar del Plata

This service has two daily frequencies from ConstitutionExcept on Fridays, when there is an extra direct service, which does not make intermediate stops, the rest of the services have about 12 intermediate stops.

Ticket prices are $920 for First Class and $1,110 for Pullman.

Mar del Plata, one of the destinations to arrive by train.  Photo: Gabriel Bulacio

Mar del Plata, one of the destinations to arrive by train. Photo: Gabriel Bulacio

3. White Bay

The train leaves every Tuesday and Friday from Constitution at 1:06 p.m. and arrives at its destination around 7:55 a.m. the other day. The service has three classes: it costs $1,155 first, $1,385 in Pullman and $4,045 in cabin.

4. Rufino/Justo Daract

The trains that pass through Rufino, province of Santa Fe, and arrive at Justo Daract, in San Luis, depart from Withdrawal on Fridays at 9:15 p.m. and arrive at 12:26 p.m. the next day. tickets cost $920 in first class, $1,100 in Pullman and $3,200 in cabin.


The trains to the city of Rosario depart every day at 3:15 p.m. from the terminal of Withdrawal. They arrive at their destination around 10:05 p.m., after covering their 7 stops, and the prices are: $420 the first class and $505 not Pullman.

6. Cordoba

The service that connects Buenos Aires and the city of Córdoba departs on Tuesdays and Fridays, part of the terminal of Withdrawal, both days at 11.30 and arrives the next day around 8.26.

With 13 intermediate stops, this train service costs $700 first, $840 in Pullman and $2,450 in cabin.

7. Tucuman

One of the longest long-distance trips that can be made in Argentina is the one that connects the city of Buenos Aires with the town of Cevil Pozo, on the outskirts of San Miguel de Tucumán.

This service is part of Withdrawal every Wednesday and Sunday at 9:25 p.m. and arrives in Tucumán on Friday and Tuesday at 5:26 a.m. The service of more than 24 hours of travel costs $1,070 in first class, $1,290 in Pullman and $3,740 if you choose to travel in a cabin.

Some services have a cabin.  Photo: File.

Some services have a cabin. Photo: File.

8. Bragado/Pehuajó

From this Friday, the train returns to Pehuajó. The service that goes from the City of Buenos Aires to Bragado to Pehuajó will be extended. Trains will run twice a week, from One time on Fridays at 8:55 p.m. and from Pehuajó on Sundays at 8:15 p.m., with stops at Once, Haedo and Bragado stations and new stops at 9 de Julio, Carlos Casares and Pehuajó.

Those who are going to travel until the end of this route will be able to opt for the tickets to $380 in First or $456 not Pullman.

On all these routes, minors between 3 and 12 years they pay 50% of the value of the ticket, children under 3 years of age travel for free.

Retirees and pensioners who present the corresponding certificate can access discounts from the 40% in long-distance services and disabled people have the right to travel free of charge.

Tickets can be purchased through the Argentine Trains website with a 10% discount. To buy a ticket online, click here.


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