how to get to the iguazu falls
There are a couple of transport options if you are planning to visit the Iguazu Falls.Depending on how much time you have available you could either fly,go by bus or rent a car. Remember that it is advisable to see the falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian side.
flying from buenos aires to the falls
Most people fly from Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro to the Iguazu falls. It doesn’t really matter where you fly from but chances are very good that you will stop over in Buenos Aires to pick up passengers. Currently two airlines are flying on a daily basis to the Iguazu Falls – Aerolineas Argentinas and LAN Chile. Depending on what time of the year you fly but a round-trip ticket on Aerolineas Argentinas from Buenos Aires to Iguazu will cost you between $400 and $500 (US). The flight time is 2 hours.
airport information close to the iguazu falls
There are two airports close to the Iguazu Falls – one in Argentina and the other in Brazil. They are very close to each other. Foz do Iguaçu Airport (IGU) is on the Brazilian side and Cataratas del Iguazú (IGR) on the Argentine side. When I first visited the Falls in 2007 there was great confusion and I ended up crossing the border twice that day. I couldn`t speak any Spanish or Portuguese so it was a little bit difficult to explain where I needed to go to.
Long distance buses are very comfortable and reliable in Argentina. Most of them leave from Retiro in Buenos Aires and the transfer time is between 16 and 18 hours. Some of the buses have Wi-Fi and all of them provide meals. For more information about buses and prices visit my post about Plataforma10. It is a great source of information for travelers and the site is in English.
For the more adventurous traveler the option is to rent a car. In my opinion it is better to fly to the falls and rent a car at the airport.