Bahía Blanca sits on the Atlantic ocean at the very bottom of the Province of Buenos Aires. It is the biggest city in the area and serves as a gateway to the Atlantic Coast of Patagonia. If you plan on taking a bus from BA to Patagonia, you might pass through Bahia Blanca. Due to the large amount of services available in the city, it makes a good place to rest a night.
Flights to and from Aeroparque airport in Buenos Aires four times daily with Aerolineas Argentina and Lan. Check prices on Travelocity The Comandante Espora airport (BHI) is located to the east of the center. For more information on Comandante Espora airport click here.
The bus terminal in Bahía Blanca (tel. (0291) 4819615/4559616/4573171) is located about a mile from the center on Brown 1700 and the corner of Estados Unidos. The following companies offer bus service to Bahía Blanca:
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Bahía Blanca has train service 5 days a week to the Constitución train station in Buenos Aires. Arrivals Tuesday Thursday and Saturday 09:41 Hs.
Wednesday and Friday 09:50 Hs. Departures Returns to Constitución Tuesday Thursday and Sunday 19:40 Hs.
Wednesday and Friday 19:35 Hs.
Towards C. Patagones Saturday 10:40 Hs. Note: this service may currently not be available
Spain, Italy, France and Chile all have consulates in Bahía Blanca.
The city is centered around Rivadavia Plaza, which is an attractive enough park to spend a few hours. If you are there on Saturday, you will be able to see the crafts fair in the plaza.
There are also some attractive buildings in the center, such as the city hall. In the center there are a few musuems that are worth mentioning: the History Museum, the Fine Arts Museum and the Contemporary Arts Museum.
Outside of the city there are two zoos and a nature reserve. Unfortunately there no beaches worth visiting nearby.