Visiting Glacier King requires an international flight to Buenos Aires followed by a Domestic flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate. If you need help booking your domestic flights, hotels, transfers, guided tours, or anything else while in Buenos Aires or Argentina, our local partners will be happy to assist.
Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) is the biggest airport in Buenos Aires and where most International flights from Europe and North America arrives. It is located at a distance of 21 miles / 34 kilometers southwest of the city of Buenos Aires.
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP): is the domestic airport in Buenos Aires and caters for most flights to Patagonia as well as international flights within South America. It is located only 15 minutes by car from downtown Buenos Aires, on Costanera Avenue (North Riverside).
Estimated transport time with taxi between the International airport (EZE) and the Domestic airport (AEP) is 45 – 60 minutes depending on traffic
El Calafate International Airport (FTE), also known as Comandante Armando Tola International Airport, is the name of the local airport in El Calafate to where you fly from Buenos Aires. The airport is located 13 miles / 21 km east of the city of El Calafate . Transport by taxi to the city takes appr. 20 minutes.
Recommended Domestic flights for a normal week of fishing
From Buenos Aires to El Calafate:
Depart from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP), Saturday anytime
Arrive El Calafate International Airport (FTE), Saturday anytime
From El Calafate to Buenos Aires:
Depart from El Calafate International Airport (FTE), Sunday anytime
Arrive Buenos Aires (AEP) at least four hours prior to your International departure
The domestic flight between Buenos Aires and El Calafate takes appr. 3 hrs, 15 min either way.
El Calafate to Glacier King and Estancia Cristina
Guests will be picked up from their hotel on Sunday morning and transferred to the ferry port of El Calafate appr. 1 hours drive from El Calafate city center. From there we take a ferry to Estancia Cristina where we will be staying during the trip. The ferry ride takes appr. 3 hours and passes by the famous Upsala Glacier, a very popular tourist attraction in itself.