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
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.
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
Explore one of the most amazing mountain landscapes in northern Argentina. Admire the stunning valleys, gorges, and picturesque villages as you travel through the mountains. Climb the majestic Cuesta del Obispo and walk in the Los Cardones National Park.
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
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world can be seen in one day on this excursion to Hornocal. Witness the stunning hill of 14-colors, the Humahuaca gorge, the Pucara de Tilcara and the 7-color hill in Purmamarca.
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