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Low season

May

High season

February

Cheapest flight

$49

Average price round-trip

$284

Good deal round-trip

$307

Good deal one-way

$159
Best time to beat the crowds with an average 31% drop in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 20% increase in price.
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of Buenos Aires

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $159 or less one-way and $307 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate was found 37 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, February and March. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • Morning departure is around 6% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • When you fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate, there are three main airports that you may depart from, which are Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), El Palomar (EPA), and Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP). Ministro Pistarini International Airport is the largest airport in the region and is 20 miles from the city center, while El Palomar is a smaller choice, located 11 miles from the city. Jorge Newbery Airport is known for servicing many domestic flights and can be found directly within the city limits.
  • Once you arrive at your destination, your flight will land at El Calafate Airport (FTE). This airport is one of the largest in Argentina, and it can be found just over 13 miles to the east of downtown El Calafate.
  • Most flights from Buenos Aires to El Calafate are conveniently nonstop, so you don’t need to worry about having a layover. One of the airlines that commonly services trips between these two cities is Aerolineas Argentinas.
  • If you need to go to El Palomar from the city center of Buenos Aires, you have a few different options. Those that opt to drive can expect for the trip to take them anywhere from 35 to 40min depending on traffic conditions. You can also take local metro lines C and D, which will bring you to the airport in around an hour. A single metro ticket will cost you around R$19 ($3.30).
  • Those that will be traveling with pets will want to keep in mind that El Calafate Airport does not have any animal relief zones inside of the airport. If you would like to let your pet stretch its legs, make sure to bring them to one of the designated areas outside of the airport’s terminals.
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Top 3 airlines serving Buenos Aires to El Calafate

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7.6
JetSMARTOverall score based on 25 reviews
7.1Boarding
7.1Comfort
8.0Crew
6.1Entertainment
6.0Food
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The flight attendant was very helpful my husband and I were not seated together and she was able to get us seats together

The flight attendant was very helpful my husband and I were not seated together and she was able to get us seats together

Cons: "Flight departed nearly 10 hours behind schedule and we only got an explanation when we boarded. Insufficient support and stingy meal vouchers left us hungry."
Pros: "They hurried to be punctual"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "The staff and crew were very friendly and the flight was on time.The airplane was warm and a snack was provided which is not the case with Air Canada."

The flight attendant was very helpful my husband and I were not seated together and she was able to get us seats together

Cons: "Flight departed nearly 10 hours behind schedule and we only got an explanation when we boarded. Insufficient support and stingy meal vouchers left us hungry."
Pros: "They hurried to be punctual"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "The staff and crew were very friendly and the flight was on time.The airplane was warm and a snack was provided which is not the case with Air Canada."

The crew was not able to serve anything due to turbulence. The seats were some of the worst I’ve experienced for legroom and comfort. Our luggage arrived without a problem

Cons: "Lunch should have been served. Not a cereal bar and a drink for a three flight at noon."
Pros: "Short flight with no service."
Cons: "N/A"
Cons: "I was charged us$29 for a checked in luggage (within weight limit) because I used kiwi.com . I don't think it's acceptable."
Cons: "The food was horrible"
Pros: "Try to obtain Rows 1-2 premium economy on domestic flights -- tons of room in 2-2 leather seating and first-off timing. Not sure how we ended up with this, as it did not show on our confirmation papers. Crew welcoming and efficient. Plane was clean, and flight exactly on-time out of AEP."
Pros: "All went smoothly and on time"
Cons: "The flight is at 5am and even when over 3 hours, all the food they offered was an alfajor (like a cookie) for breakfast"
Pros: "Great price, comfortable seats in main cabin, large overhead space"
Cons: "Nothing, except for ‘breakfast’ was a granola bar"
Pros: "The service was okay, no WiFi, not the most comfortable flight"
Cons: "No WiFi"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 4 hours!!!"
Pros: "Small airport, fast checking and small security lines. Flight departed on schedule, smooth ride."
Cons: "Small legroom, seat width, umconfortable in general."
Pros: "Airline had us line up for pre-departure and then we waited 40 min. standing for plane to be cleaned. Otherwise uneventful."
Pros: "Crew, rapidness, snack with Dulce de Lechen"
Cons: "No entertainment system, really early time (but as it was so early entertainment didn’t matter)"
Pros: "Average flight. Had take bus and wait under rain on runway to board"
Cons: "I didn’t like the $233 in airport charges to be able to fly same days than original schedule (fare was originally $500 for a flight that is usually $150). Airline said airfare.com changed ticket with no authorization and ticket had to be reissued or flight dates changed. Airfare.com said it was the airline’s deed and beyond their control. Either way, they both make money out of this, and it was unforeseen for me, even after talking to customer service 12 hours before flight, and confirming all was fine. No one wants to be responsible about this but me and my wallet, then it sounds like a scam with forced payments. —- if kayak allows these type of charges to happen through their partner policy, then I’ll start booking directly with (other) airlines and take the intermediary out forever."
Pros: "Not crowded. Seat pitch."
Cons: "No snacks or entertainment."
Pros: "Took of on time."
Cons: "No food snacks on board."
Cons: "No information about the due of check in. I missed the flight."
Pros: "Well-run efficient processes. On time actually served food!"
Pros: "The snacks were ok."
Cons: "The seats on this plane were not meant for tall people. At 6'4", I was miserable on the entire flight."
Cons: "Change boarding gate three times, and delay"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "After our first Uber driver decided he didn’t want to take us to the airport, we found another one 15 min later. We arrived at the airport exactly 1 hour before the flight but after we had to be sent to the international counter, we were only 51 minutes before the flight. They wouldn’t let us even try to make the flight. When we went to customer service they charged $600 to change the flights - 2 tickets. What extortion. I was very disappointed."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled. Unable to reschedule."
Pros: "Friendly crew, comfortable seats."
Pros: "No lines, fast service, clean plane."
Cons: "45 minutes on plane before departure"
Pros: "Left on time, arrived on time. Not a lot of unnecessary announcements so I could try to sleep."
Cons: "Very tight seating. Seat B - in the middle of a row - left me very little room for my arms."
Pros: "Nice new plane, excellent and friendly crew."
Cons: "Left 20 minuets late for some reason, nobody knows why or ever informed anyone. We all just sat at the gate looking at the airplane."
Pros: "on time and new airplane."
Pros: "Views outside airplane, flight attendants happy"
Pros: "Smooth and on time flight. Food was lacking considering 6am departure."
Cons: "Food was lacking considering 6am departure"
Pros: "On time.e, good service"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "On time. Generous with the drinks ( non-alcohol)"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seat. Only titbits and drinks available for a 3.5 hours flight"
Pros: "Quick flight and boarding process once we got going. Airport is new and small."
Cons: "Flight was delayed nearly approximately three hours and the sign changed twice but little information given except to, "Ask an agent." It was explained once on board weather at the airporr was the hold up. No food or electronics on board to rate but the flight was only an hour so not a big deal to me but it's always nice to have a cell charger nearby. Flight crew was fine, didn't interact with them much due to short nature of the flight."
Pros: "flight took off on time."
Cons: "Flight staff is brusque and not very friendly or attentive to passengers."
Pros: "On time, nothing to say"
Cons: "Boarding call whas even erlier than usual"
Cons: "There was no entertainment"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Crew was in a great mood!"
Cons: "Boarding was complicated, no clear lines for back/front of the plane."
Pros: "I paid about 700usd to a couple of hours and this was the worst company i have ever flew here"
Pros: "Organized boarding process. Clean plane"
Cons: "Food. Service slow"
Pros: "On time arrival. Comfortable seats. Fast luggage delivery."
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Enough legroom. On time arrival. Great experience."
Cons: "They changed the date of my flight without telling me and then were kind of cruel about it when I asked what happened. I had to spend an extra day in Buenos Aires and go back to the airport the next day. I had scheduled a hostel in my destination and the hostel wasn't able to change my reservation but they charged me for the night anyway. I ended up camping in El Calafate, where it was very cold and rained all night."
Pros: "The airplane was a newer one that was very comfortable."
Cons: "Aerolineas staff was very rude during airline strike"
Pros: "The only thing I liked was that they eventually got us to El Calafate"
Cons: "What didn't I like? Everything else. I fly 150000 miles a year and have never had an experience like this. Aerolineas went on strike the morning of our flight and canceled it. Ok, strikes are terrible, but they happen. However, we then had to spend NINE HOURS waiting in line at the airport. Aerolineas refused to talk to us over the phone, saying we had to call the agency. Kayak and FlightNetwork tried to call Aerolineas, who then said they wouldn't help and we could only solve it at the airport. Hence the nine hours. They eventually rebooked us on a flight the next morning, out of the other airport in Buenos Aires. Again, I get it, flights were full with the cancellations. But the run-around was appalling, and they didn't pay for our hotel (why on earth not? We had to spend an extra night and it was ENTIRELY THEIR FAULT) or the $100 of cabs back into the city and then out the next morning. Absolutely appalling customer service. Never again. And honestly, never again through Kayak either."
Cons: "flight cancelled just informing me the night before departure. no redirecting, no options, no reimbursement"
Pros: "Very comfortable. Excellent staff"
Cons: "Crustless ham and chees sandwich was a little lacking but it was a short flight so ok"
Pros: "The entire process went well, and the airports in Bariloche and El Calafate were efficient and clean. This was a great flight, especially for tourists wishing to avoid the long bus routes."
Cons: "The food is very basic (not a problem for short flights), but only "gaseosas" (carbonated drinks) or water were offered, and it would be nicer if juices (orange, tomato, etc.) were included in the options. Another minor issue: the inflight wifi was limited to only the onboard entertainment (in other words, no outside internet access) and there were no screens, so you had to have your own wifi device (tablet, phone, etc.) which isn't really a big problem these days, but are things for passengers to consider when comparing to bus routes."
Pros: "Aviones nuevos."
Cons: "El catering"
Cons: "Again, like 3 hours late"
Pros: "Flights on time. Pleasant staff. Seats more comfortable than on many planes."

After we got to our hotel from Jorge Newberry airport, I realized my Apple AirTag was stolen, and my Belkin power bank charger was also stolen from my luggage. This was initially a carry-on bag due to the items in my bag, and I was forced to check in the bag at the counter and then to Discover things were stolen from my bag once it arrived back at the airport. I was very disappointed in this airlines for this reason, and I will never fly them again due to theft.

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