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Transportation to and from Salta Airport


What is the distance from Salta Airport to the centre of Salta?

The distance to the city centre (Catedral / Plaza 9 de Julio de Salta) is 12 kilometres / 7.5 miles, it takes 25 minutes by car from the airport to the centre of Salta.

From SLA Airport to Salta City centre by Taxi
12 km
25 min
ARS 1500.-

Public transport

Bus to Salta

It is possible to travel by local bus between Salta Airport and the city, bus line 8A connects the airport with the city. Unfortunately, you have to walk 700 metres to the nearest bus stop at the roundabout Plaza Martina Silva de Gurruchaga. Buses of the public transport company SAETA can be recognized by the blue colour. The bus stop ‘Parada de Omnibus’ in front of the terminal is somewhat confusing, because buses don’t leave from here. Travel time with bus line 8A to bus stop ‘P2153 / Av. San Martín 737’ in the south of the city centre is 50 minutes, from here it’s a 8-minute walk to Plaza 9 de Julio de Salta.

In Salta you can only use the local buses if you are in possession of a ‘Tarjeta SAETA’, this also applies to bus line 8A. It’s a public transport card that you’ll need to charge with cash in order to use it. Fortunately, you can buy these at the airport, in the Salteños shop near the escalators. You can buy a card for 300 Argentine pesos, of which 150 ARS for the card and 150 ARS travel credit. When entering the bus scan your ‘Tarjeta SAETA’ to pay, a single journey by bus costs 61.50 ARS. There are many buses in Salta, so it is a good way to get around the city. Please consult website and timetable bus line 8A for more information.

Bus services

Transfer Salta to Salta

Transfer Salta offers a shuttle service between Salta Airport and the city, this option is faster than the bus and cheaper than the taxi. If you want to use the shuttle service, you must make your reservation at least 24 hours before departure. The minibuses take travellers to Plaza 9 de Julio de Salta in the centre of the city, the journey time is 30 minutes. The service is known as ‘Traslado Aeropuerto de Salta – LOW COST’, tickets cost 1,500 ARS one way and 3,000 ARS return. Transfer Salta also offers a door to door service for 1,650 ARS per person. Please consult website Transfer Salta for more information.

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From Salta: Day Trip to Cachi and the Calchaquí Valleys

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Salta: 3-Day Trip to Cachi, Humahuaca, and Salinas Grandes

Discover the very best of Cachi, Humahuaca, and Salinas Grandes on a 3-day guided trip from Salta. Take in spectacular natural views, check out local historical museums and sites, and much more.


From Salta: 3-Day Cafayate, Cachi, and Humahuaca Guided Trip

Discover the highlights of the provinces of Salta across 3 activity-packed days. See spectacular cacti in Cachi, savor Calchaquies Valley wine, and gaze at the Seven Color Hill on a fun excursion.



From Salta: Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca & Los Colorados Hike

Travel to the stunning Salinas Grandes salt flats and be dazzled by the out of this world scenery. Walk along the spectacular Los Colorados trail after eating lunch in Purmamarca. Admire the multi-hued mountain and desert landscapes of Seven Colors Hill.


Hornocal: Tour of the 14 Colors Mountain & Humahuaca´s Gorge

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From Salta: Full-Day Trip to Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca

Discover the Hill of 7 Colors in the town of Purmamarca and visit the beautiful Salinas Grandes on this full-day tour. Enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

From Salta: Cafayate, Humahuaca & Salinas Grandes 3-Day Tour

Explore the majestic landscapes of La Quebrada de las Conchas in Cafayate, the historic Quebrada de Humahuaca and the famous Salinas Grandes on this three-day excursion.

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From Salta: Full-Day Tour to Cafayate with Wine Tasting

Explore the breathtaking landscapes of La Quebrada de las Conchas on an amazing 12-hour tour from Salta. Visit a local winery and sample some of the region's delicious goat's cheese and wine.

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Salta: 4-Hour Guided Highlights City Tour

Get to know one of the most beautiful cities in Argentina. Walk the best historical and natural routes through Salta. Enjoy a great view from the San Bernardo Hill and Villa San Lorenzo.


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