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Buenos Aires Aeroparque Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Buenos Aires Aeroparque Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

On the second level is best across from the food court area (where the promotional displays are) just pick your favourite and set up camp behind it. – cluneyrat

AEP Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport.

What to Expect

Buenos Aires Aeroparque Airport (code: AEP) consists of a two-level single terminal building with 22 departure gates located in three Sectors (A, B and C). The terminal hosts plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops on both the airside and landside, with 24-hour cafes and vending providing late-night snacks and drinks for overnight sleepers. WiFi is available and there are plenty of charging areas for mobile devices. Additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. Please refer to Airport Lounges in the guide below.

Buenos Aires Aeroparque Airport Guide
(Photo Credit: SleepingInAirports / August 2013)

Sleeping in Aeroparque Airport

Travellers report that airport staff are friendly and accommodating to overnight sleepers, with some reviewers noting that staff directed them to a floor just above the domestic boarding area as being the quietest spot for sleeping. Armrest-free seating can be found in gate areas, with International gates reportedly having the more comfortable seats. Floor sleepers, with travel mats and/or sleeping bags, tend to stretch out along the windows of the long gate area hallway. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Buenos Aires Aeroparque Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Aeroparque Inn & Suites – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport pick up is available. Upon arrival at the airport, go to Tienda Leon. This is the transfer company that will arrange service.  » Check Rates
  • Awwa Suites & Spa – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request ($).  » Check Rates
  • Palermo Suites Buenos Aires – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are not available.  » Check Rates
  • Dazzler Polo – (17 minutes from airport ) Transportation available for a fee.  » Check Rates
  • Pampa Plaza Hotel – (14 minutes from airport) Taxi can be coordinated through hotel.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Aeroparque Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Aeropuertos VIP Club – Location: Main Terminal, Landside, near Check-in area. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Aeroparque Airport. Connect to the “AA_2000” Network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Banco Ciudad, Banco Nación and HSBC. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, Sector A / Sector C • Domestic Departures Terminal, first floor.

Chapel – Available on the Ground Floor of the airport, International Arrivals.

Currency Exchange – Information is not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in Sector A (International Departures, 1st floor, pre-boarding) and Sector A1 (International Arrivals, landside, baggage reclaim). A variety of other shops are available throughout the airport.

Food & Drinks – According to an April 2018 review, cafes are open 24 hours and vending machines are available.

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(Photo courtesy of a Guest Traveller / November 2019)

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk for assistance. Location: Arrivals Hall – Hours: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Landside, Ground Floor. Rates: starting at ARS 20 per Bag, according to size. No electronic devices allowed. Storage only for up to 12 hours.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us there is a free mobile charging spot landside.

Pharmacy – FarmaCity – Location: Sector A, landside, 1st Floor Departures. Hours: unknown.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Shoe Shine – Location: Domestic Departures Hall. Hours: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Buenos Aires Aeroparque airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • Air Norwegian • Amazonas • Andes •  Avianca • Flyest • Lade • LATAM.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses and Colectivos

Aeroparque Airport is served by Transporte Urbano de Pasajeros bus lines 33, 37, 45 and 160. To board the buses, passengers need a SUBE reloadable card which can be purchased from the Open25 convenience store in arrivals.

There is also a shuttle bus offered by Manuel Tienda Leon company. Tickets for this shuttle can also be purchased landside in the Arrivals hall.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies have offices located landside, in the Domestic Arrivals Area: Alamo • Avis • Hertz • Localiza.

Hotel Shuttles

See Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation areas.

Last updated: 2020-10-19

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.