El Calafate Airport
El Calafate Airport in the southwest of the province of Santa Cruz is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. It is a fantastic place in the deep south of Patagonia, consisting of high mountains, forests, steppes, glaciers (Viedma Glacier, Upsala Glacier, Perito Moreno Glacier) and lakes (Lago Viedma, Lago Argentina). It is one of the most beautiful places in Patagonia to enjoy nature and go hiking. Popular destinations near the airport include El Calafate near the Perito Moreno glacier and El Chaltén near the Fitz Roy mountain. London Supply owns the airport.
Where is El Calafate Airport situated?
The airport is located in the south of Argentina, east of El Calafate. Lago Argentina and the streets road 11 and Ruta 40 are near the airport.
How many terminals does El Calafate Airport have?
El Calafate Airport consists of a small terminal of two floors. On the ground floor you will find 14 check-in desks on the right and the Arrivals hall on the left. In the public part of the terminal you will also find shops, bars, desks of rental car providers and an ATM. Via the security check in the middle of the terminal you will reach the first floor, where the Departures hall (7 boarding gates) is located.
The distance from El Calafate Airport to the centre of El Calafate is 21 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of El Calafate.
From FTE Airport to El Calafate City centre by Car
Unfortunately, there are no public transport possibilities at this airport. Check out our transportation page for other ways to travel from the airport to the city.
You can also choose for an airport express bus service at El Calafate Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from El Calafate Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of El Calafate is about ARS 1200.-. Book your taxi at El Calafate Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From FTE Airport to El Calafate City centre by Taxi
At El Calafate Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Europcar, Avis, Budget, Sixt, Hertz and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to El Calafate Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at El Calafate Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Aerolíneas Argentinas
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in El Calafate
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near El Calafate Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier, Boat Cruise & Glaciarium
Witness the Perito Moreno Glacier in the Los Glaciares National Park from all angles as you navigate a network of boardwalks. Get up close to this impressive river of ice on a boat tour. Stop off in the fascinating Glaciarium Museum at the end of the day.
El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking Tour and Cruise
Hike with crampons on the Perito Moreno Glacier on this incredible Patagonian adventure. Explore a forest on foot and stroll along a series of walkways. Appreciate the magnificent ice mass from new angles during a boat cruise in front of the glacier.
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