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Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Buenos Aires Ezeiza 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.

there were several people with mats sleeping on the floor when I arrived. Sleeping was definitely acceptable at this airport. – crankytraveller

EZE 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 Ezeiza International Airport.

What to Expect

Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport (Code: EZE) consists of three interconnected terminals (A, B and C) with 27 gates and two dozen or so eateries and shops located on both sides of security, with some open 24 hours. A new terminal is said to be under construction with a Summer 2019 opening which will see many more gates and restaurant options. WiFi is available, and outlets for charging mobile devices can be found. Additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

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(Photo Credit: SleepingInAirports / August 2013)

Sleeping in Ezeiza Airport

Travellers report that airport staff are friendly and accommodating to overnight sleepers. While there are carpeted areas in the terminals that work for floor sleeping, seating is described as uncomfortable with armrests. Noise and cold temperatures are described as the biggest irritants, so consider bringing earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones and an extra layer or travel blanket/sleeping bag. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport.  See the Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

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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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Ezeiza Airport that provide a airport shuttle:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Posada de las Aguilas – Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates
  • Bernie’s Bed & Breakfast – Free 24-hour airport shuttle is available upon request.  » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn – Free airport shuttle is available upon request.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Ezeiza Airport 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 or through a lounge membership program. 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!

Terminal A
  • Aeropuertos VIP Club – Location: Airside, 1st Floor, to the left of security.  Showers are available.  Hours: open 24 hours.  Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 50).
  • Aeropuertos VIP Club – Location: Airside, Lower Level, Arrivals.  Showers are available.  Hours: open 24 hours.  Lounge Access: unknown.
Terminal B
  • American Airlines Admirals Club – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of American Airlines ticket • Lounge membership programs.
  • Centurion Lounge – Location: Airside, Level 2, Gate 15.  Lounge Access: American Express® Card Members • Lounge membership programs.
  • Star Alliance Lounge – Location: Airside, 2nd Floor, opposite Gates 9 & 10. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

LATAM VIP Lounge – Location: Terminal A, Airside • Star Alliance Lounge – Location: Terminal A, Airside • Aerolineas Argentinas Salon Condor – Location: Terminal C, Airside.

Related Pages: Ezeiza Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Ezeiza 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. 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. Locations: Terminal A, Ground Floor and Terminal C, Ground Floor.

Pro-Tip: If your ATM card is going to be your main source of trip funding, you may want to arrive with some starter money.  In December 2018, a reader let us know the “ATM was out of money and the other 3 were not working. Cards cannot be used at the bank counter to withdraw money. The teller in the bank directed us to the bank across the street. Four other travelers and at least two locals were also having this issue.

Currency Exchange – Information is not available.

Duty Free and Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside in Terminal A (Pre-boarding • Arrivals) and Terminal C. A variety of retail shops and mini-markets is also available.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm which dining options are open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – According to a January 2018 review, luggage storage is no longer available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Secure Bag offers luggage wrapping and packing in the public areas of Terminals A and C.

Massage Chairs – VML – Location: Airside, Terminal A, First Floor.

Mobile Charging –  Charge your mobile devices at power outlets near the gates.

Pharmacy – FarmaCity. Location: Terminal A, landside, Arrivals. Hours: unknown.

Post Office – Drop off your last minute postcards to friends and family at the airport’s postal office, Correo Argentino. Location: Terminal A, Arrivals Hall.

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

Showers – Showers are available in the Star Alliance Lounge and the Aeropuertos VIP Clubs. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

Buenos Aires Ezeiza airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • Aeroméxico • Air Canada • Air Europa • Air France • Air Norwegian • Air New Zealand • Alitalia • American Airlines • Avianca • Azul • Boliviana de Aviación • British Airways • Copa Airlines • Cubana Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Edelweiss • Emirates • Estelar Latinoamérica • Ethiopian Airlines • Fly Bondi • Flyest • GOL • Iberia • KLM • LATAM • Level • Lufthansa • Paranair • Qatar Airways • Sky Airline • Turkish Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses and Colectivos

Ezeiza Airport is served by Transporte Urbano de Pasajeros bus line 394 and Manuel Tienda Leon shuttles.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies have offices located landside, in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal A: Alamo/National • Avis • Hertz • Localiza.

Hotel Shuttles

Several hotels provide airport shuttle service: Holiday Inn Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation areas.

Last updated: 2022-10-28

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.