San Carlos de Bariloche Travel Info

Bariloche Travel Guide

Bariloche's tourist area is located near the Centro Cívico, with the main shopping and business area centered on Mitre street, and to a lesser extent, Moreno and intersecting streets. There are chocolate factories, shops selling smoked food and knitted garments, restaurants and fast food outlets, tourist agencies, shows, and everything else that a first-class tourist resort can offer.

Every season in Bariloche has its own special charm. Winter brings the excitement of skiing and the graduate trips that arrive between july and september. Fishing tackle in November, long, hot days in summer and crowded chocolate shops at Easter are typical of the changing seasons.

San Carlos de Bariloche Airport

You can fly direct to Bariloche from numerous international airports however flights are limited so early booking is advised. If you are unable to get a direct flight to Bariloche it should be noted that Bariloche is also connected to most international airports via Buenos Aires Airport where you can take a 2 hour connecting flight to Bariloche.

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Buenos Aires - Bariloche Car Travel

To go by car to Bariloche from Buenos Aires takes about 22 hours. One of the best alternatives is to go to Neuquen on the first day (a distance of about 1200 Km) and then to continue the second day driving about 450 kilometers.

For those who travel by car there are two options departing from Buenos Aires: 1) You have to follow this route itinerary: "Acceso Oeste" Highway , National Route Nº5, NR Nº35, NR Nº152, Provincial Route Nº20 ("Desert Route"), NR Nº151 and NR Nº237. 2) You have to follow this route itinerary: Ricchieri Highway, Autopista del Sur Highway, NR Nº3, NR Nº22 and NR Nº237.

Bariloche Bus Travel

Bus companies Tirsa, TUS, Don Otto, Mercedes, Via Bariloche, Andesmar, TAC all provide services to and from Buenos Aires other Patagonian destinations and Argentine cities. You can get schedules and fare information from the offices in Bariloche or Buenos Aires. It should be noted that travelling by bus will take approximately 20 hours.

Distances from Bariloche to:

Bahia Blanca 1076 km
Buenos Aires 1640 km
25 de mayo 572 km
Cipolletti 421 km
Comodoro Rivadavia 868 km
El Bolson 131 km
Esquel 300 km
General Roca 416 km
Las Grutas 1015 km
Neuquén 416 km
Osorno 250 km
Piedra del Aguila 185 km
Puerto Montt 390 km
Rawson 894 km
Rio Gallegos 1667 km
San Martin de los Andes 158 km (Paso del Córdoba)
Trelew 860 km
Viedma 845 km
Villa La Angostura 83 km
Villa Traful 100 km

Paso Perez Rosales

From Laguna Frias, precisely in Puerto Frias, west of Lake Nahuel Huapi, 41°01´00" South-72°24´00" West, you will drive only some kilometres to get to Paso Perez Rosales and get to Peulla, distant 30 Km from the border in Chile, where you can take the route and then the raft in Lake Todos los Santos, distant only 120 km from Puerto Varas. The Pass presents an average temperature of 25° C in summer and -16° C in winter.

Paso Vuriloche

This is a walking trail, not suitable for vehicles from Chile. There is a temporary frontier guard post from November to April situated exactly at: 41°13´14" South-71°51´30" West. The post is in charge of Escuadron 34 de Gendarmeria. Look also Bariloche Ski, and Bariloche Hotels