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Low Season:
March
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
14%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$426
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$296
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $296 or less.
The cheapest flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate was found 56 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 6% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Buenos Aires to El Calafate Flights

How long does a flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate take?
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 15m, covering a distance of 1284 miles.
How many flights are there between Buenos Aires and El Calafate?
There are 164 (nonstop) flights between Buenos Aires and El Calafate per week, averaging 22 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Buenos Aires to El Calafate?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Aerolineas Argentinas ($140), LATAM Airlines ($268) and Multiple Airlines ($298).
Do I need a passport to fly between Buenos Aires and El Calafate?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Buenos Aires and El Calafate?
Aerolineas Argentinas (9 times daily), GOL Linhas Aéreas (8 times daily), LATAM Airlines (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.

Book cheap flights from Buenos Aires to El Calafate (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Buenos Aires
$140
only
$140
$315
only
$315
Destination
El Calafate
$140
only
$140
Tue, Apr 24
AEP
FTE
3h 15m
Sat, May 5
FTE
AEP
2h 55m
Trip: 12 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 30 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.5
AEP
FTE
Good 7.0

Organized boarding process. Clean plane

Food. Service slow

AEP
FTE
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Flight was cancelled. Unable to reschedule.

AEP
FTE
Mediocre 2.3

The only thing I liked was that they eventually got us to El Calafate

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.

AEP
FTE
Mediocre 2.0

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.

AEP
FTE
Okay 4.0

The seat 9A doesn`t have a window! There`s only a wall very near you head. It was the worse seat I ever saw in my life. WARNING: Do yourself a favor: Don`t reserve this seat .

Mon, Mar 26
AEP
FTE
3h 25m
Wed, Mar 28
FTE
AEP
2h 56m
Trip: 3 days
4.4OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.4 Okay
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.2
SCL
MVD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was comfortable and enjoyable.

LIM
MVD
Mediocre 2.0

Jet blue was late so I miss my connecting fly to Uruguay

They send me with avianca and that was a nightmare disaster 4 days later still waiting for my luggage

AEP
FTE
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

After a 2 hour check in line in the airport lobby, we ran to the gate, only for there to be absolutely no info available. Flight was then cancelled, 2 hours later. Re booking was an absolute nightmare. I will never fly LAN airlines again.

FTE
AEP
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time, we left early and arrived early! Flight attendants were very kind.

LIM
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Great flight and friendly staff

Tue, Feb 13
AEP
FTE
3h 25m
Tue, Feb 20
FTE
AEP
2h 58m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 4
AEP
FTE
3h 25m
Fri, Apr 6
FTE
AEP
2h 55m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 17
AEP
FTE
3h 15m
Thu, Feb 22
FTE
AEP
2h 55m
Trip: 6 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 30 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.5
AEP
FTE
Good 7.0

Organized boarding process. Clean plane

Food. Service slow

AEP
FTE
Mediocre 3.0

I paid about 700usd to a couple of hours and this was the worst company i have ever flew here

AEP
FTE
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Flight was cancelled. Unable to reschedule.

AEP
FTE
Good 7.0

Smooth and on time flight. Food was lacking considering 6am departure.

Food was lacking considering 6am departure

AEP
FTE
Good 6.6

Left on time, arrived on time. Not a lot of unnecessary announcements so I could try to sleep.

Very tight seating. Seat B - in the middle of a row - left me very little room for my arms.

Mon, Mar 5
AEP
FTE
3h 25m
Thu, Mar 8
FTE
AEP
2h 56m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 6
AEP
FTE
3h 15m
Tue, Apr 10
FTE
AEP
2h 55m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 2
AEP
FTE
3h 25m
Fri, Apr 6
FTE
AEP
2h 55m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 25
AEP
FTE
3h 15m
Thu, Mar 1
FTE
AEP
2h 55m
Trip: 5 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 30 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.5
AEP
FTE
Good 6.6

Left on time, arrived on time. Not a lot of unnecessary announcements so I could try to sleep.

Very tight seating. Seat B - in the middle of a row - left me very little room for my arms.

AEP
FTE
Excellent 8.6

No entertainment

AEP
FTE
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Flight was cancelled. Unable to reschedule.

AEP
FTE
Okay 4.0

The seat 9A doesn`t have a window! There`s only a wall very near you head. It was the worse seat I ever saw in my life. WARNING: Do yourself a favor: Don`t reserve this seat .

AEP
FTE
Excellent 9.0

Perfectly on time, good snacks, great view from window.

Tue, Mar 27
AEP
FTE
3h 25m
Fri, Mar 30
FTE
AEP
5h 25m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 20
EZE
FTE
4h 45m
Thu, Mar 22
FTE
EZE
4h 40m
Trip: 3 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.5
EZE
FTE
Excellent 8.6

Very comfortable. Excellent staff

Crustless ham and chees sandwich was a little lacking but it was a short flight so ok

BRC
EZE
Excellent 10.0

Plane was brand new. Got to the airport early, personnel at the gate asked out of their own initiative if I wanted a better seat on the emergency row. They serve the usual airplane drinks (coffee, coke, water, juice, etc.) and give you a bag of trail mix and a cereal bar - not as good as the alfajores from a few years ago but still way better than what you'd get in North America or Europe these days. They offered streaming to your own device for IFE but I didn't use it. It's a pleasure to see so much improvement to Aerolineas vs. a few years ago. The monitors had dozens of flights and they were all on-time, both ways.

JFK
EZE
Excellent 9.0

Loved that two whole meals were served! Attendants were very kind and helpful.

The entertainment choices were kind of lame. Luckily I brought my own device. Also, I’m 5’2 and even for me, there was very little leg room!

EQS
AEP
Good 7.3

Take off was one hour late.

MIA
EZE
Excellent 10.0

Clean, efficient, friendly modern airline. Absolutely no complaints, especially given the rock bottom rate we paid!

No issues with the airplane or staff. Travelers to Argentina should know, however, that the airlines require proof of a ticket for leaving the country before boarding their flight. We had only booked one way so we had to book a bus ticket to Uruguay using our cell phones. It was very disconcerting. (Some very kind airline staff helped us with that). And even more so because no one at customs in Argentina asked for any return information! A last minute return flight booking at the gate was quoted at an outrageous sum.

Sun, Jan 28
AEP
FTE
3h 25m
Fri, Feb 2
FTE
AEP
5h 50m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 2
EZE
FTE
4h 45m
Mon, Mar 5
FTE
EZE
2h 58m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 8
AEP
FTE
3h 15m
Wed, May 9
FTE
AEP
2h 55m
Trip: 2 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 30 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.5
AEP
FTE
Good 7.0

Organized boarding process. Clean plane

Food. Service slow

AEP
FTE
Mediocre 2.0

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.

AEP
FTE
Okay 4.0

The seat 9A doesn`t have a window! There`s only a wall very near you head. It was the worse seat I ever saw in my life. WARNING: Do yourself a favor: Don`t reserve this seat .

AEP
FTE
Good 7.6

Non-vegetarian food not available

AEP
FTE
Excellent 8.6

No entertainment

Sat, Feb 24
EZE
FTE
3h 25m
Wed, Feb 28
FTE
EZE
4h 30m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jul 12
AEP
FTE
3h 15m
Thu, Jul 26
FTE
AEP
2h 55m
Trip: 15 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 30 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.5
AEP
FTE
Mediocre 2.3

The only thing I liked was that they eventually got us to El Calafate

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.

AEP
FTE
Good 7.6

Non-vegetarian food not available

AEP
FTE
Okay 4.0

Again, like 3 hours late

AEP
FTE
Good 7.0

Organized boarding process. Clean plane

Food. Service slow

AEP
FTE
Okay 4.0

The seat 9A doesn`t have a window! There`s only a wall very near you head. It was the worse seat I ever saw in my life. WARNING: Do yourself a favor: Don`t reserve this seat .

Sun, Feb 25
EZE
FTE
4h 45m
Wed, Feb 28
FTE
EZE
4h 30m
Trip: 4 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.5
MIA
EZE
Excellent 10.0

Clean, efficient, friendly modern airline. Absolutely no complaints, especially given the rock bottom rate we paid!

No issues with the airplane or staff. Travelers to Argentina should know, however, that the airlines require proof of a ticket for leaving the country before boarding their flight. We had only booked one way so we had to book a bus ticket to Uruguay using our cell phones. It was very disconcerting. (Some very kind airline staff helped us with that). And even more so because no one at customs in Argentina asked for any return information! A last minute return flight booking at the gate was quoted at an outrageous sum.

EZE
JFK
Okay 4.0

Direct from BA to NYC

Very cramped seats. Limited entertainment selection.

JFK
EZE
Excellent 9.0

Loved that two whole meals were served! Attendants were very kind and helpful.

The entertainment choices were kind of lame. Luckily I brought my own device. Also, I’m 5’2 and even for me, there was very little leg room!

FTE
AEP
Excellent 10.0

Spacious seating

EZE
FTE
Excellent 8.6

Very comfortable. Excellent staff

Crustless ham and chees sandwich was a little lacking but it was a short flight so ok

Wed, Feb 28
EZE
FTE
4h 45m
Thu, Mar 8
FTE
EZE
4h 40m
Trip: 9 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.5
EZE
FTE
Excellent 8.6

Very comfortable. Excellent staff

Crustless ham and chees sandwich was a little lacking but it was a short flight so ok

EZE
JFK
Good 6.0

Crew were very responsible and respectful.

At Ezeiza Airport the Aerolineas Argentinas attendants for the checking were too slow! Food/ dinner very poor. The flight/ pilot was good. Crew was good. At the JFK I have to wait almost 4 hours for the luggage!!

USH
AEP
Excellent 9.6

No extra charge for checked bags, and in flight drinks and snacks. This plane has video screens so the in flight entertainment was awesome.

Only came by once on a 3.5 hour flight for drinks service.

MIA
EZE
Excellent 10.0

Clean, efficient, friendly modern airline. Absolutely no complaints, especially given the rock bottom rate we paid!

No issues with the airplane or staff. Travelers to Argentina should know, however, that the airlines require proof of a ticket for leaving the country before boarding their flight. We had only booked one way so we had to book a bus ticket to Uruguay using our cell phones. It was very disconcerting. (Some very kind airline staff helped us with that). And even more so because no one at customs in Argentina asked for any return information! A last minute return flight booking at the gate was quoted at an outrageous sum.

AEP
MDZ
Good 6.0

Late, technical difficulties. Took 5 hrs for a 2 hr flight--unacceptable

Sun, Feb 18
EZE
FTE
4h 45m
Mon, Feb 26
FTE
EZE
5h 35m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jun 26
AEP
FTE
3h 15m
Fri, Jun 29
FTE
AEP
2h 55m
Trip: 4 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 30 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.5
AEP
FTE
Good 7.0

Smooth and on time flight. Food was lacking considering 6am departure.

Food was lacking considering 6am departure

AEP
FTE
Good 6.6

Left on time, arrived on time. Not a lot of unnecessary announcements so I could try to sleep.

Very tight seating. Seat B - in the middle of a row - left me very little room for my arms.

AEP
FTE
Excellent 9.0

Perfectly on time, good snacks, great view from window.

AEP
FTE
Okay 4.0

The seat 9A doesn`t have a window! There`s only a wall very near you head. It was the worse seat I ever saw in my life. WARNING: Do yourself a favor: Don`t reserve this seat .

AEP
FTE
Mediocre 3.0

I paid about 700usd to a couple of hours and this was the worst company i have ever flew here

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Buenos Aires to El Calafate Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 3h 21m
Flights Arrive in El Calafate
Flights Depart from Buenos Aires
Flight Price $140
Distance 1284 miles
Airlines Aerolineas Argentinas, LATAM Airlines, Major Airline
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