|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 6% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 1215||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||C$ 949||From Toronto to Buenos Aires|
Most people don’t strap on their tango shoes for their flights to Buenos Aires, but we guarantee that they’ve got a pair or two stowed away in their luggage: this South American city is sure to move the most left-footed tourists to the tips of their toes with the passionate throes of its native dance. A Buenos Aires flight nonstop from New York runs about 12 hours, giving you plenty of time to rest up for the vivacious, vibrant nightlife the city has to offer. Dance the tango that made Buenos Aires famous in the streets of San Telmo, the historic, cobblestone-covered quarter of the city. Squeeze in between screaming football fans at a smoky bar in Belgrano to watch the Superclásico, the game which pits two of Buenos Aires’ favorite football teams, Club Atletico River Plate and Boca Juniors, against each other for the most spirited match of the season. And if the complimentary meal served on your Buenos Aires flight doesn’t quite hit the spot, fear not: restaurants serve up empanadas, baked meat and vegetable dumplings, and world-renowned Argentine steak until the sun starts to rise over the shores of the Rio de la Plata.
The energy of “the Paris of South America” doesn’t disappear come daybreak: the money you save on your cheap flight to Buenos Aires will be well spent in Palermo, where porteños, or Buenos Aires residents, peruse the shady streets for treasure found in independently owned boutiques and art galleries. After buying a first edition Borges novel at a second-hand bookstore or a one-of-a-kind belt made of woven newspapers from an edgy boutique, mosey on over to La Boca, the birthplace of tango and arguably one of the city’s most heavily visited neighbourhoods due to its vibrant, candy-coloured walls. It’s here where you can whip out those tango shoes that waited so patiently throughout your flight to Buenos Aires, and dance the dance that made Argentina and the rest of the world fall in love with its illustrious capital city.
Cheap flights to Buenos Aires are hard to come by throughout the holiday season, when summer is in full swing in the southern hemisphere. With its mild winters, sultry summers, and temperate transitions in between, Buenos Aires makes for an ideal travel destination year-round. Summer hits halfway through November and doesn’t dissolve into fall until halfway through April, and the coldest weather in winter is encountered throughout the months of June and July.
Argentine Independence Day, July 9, draws a huge crowd to the capital city for revelry and remembrance. With study abroad programs in Buenos Aires becoming more and more popular with high schools and colleges around the world, students will be booking flights to Buenos Aires for January, February and July in order to begin their fall semesters and spring semesters, respectively. The population of Argentina is predominantly Catholic, which is why Semana Santa (Holy Week) is observed for the week preceding Easter. Finding accommodations or cheap flights to Buenos Aires surrounding this period may be difficult, seeing as many Argentines abroad return home to visit and spend time with family.
Though the holidays will hardly bring about a Buenos Aires flight that won’t break the bank, celebrating under the Argentine sun is an experience worth every peso. Trade those wintry blues in December, January and February for a vacation full of long days that lead into nights at your favourite boliche (discotheque) that’ll inevitably conclude with breakfast at your favourite cafetería (coffee shop).
For travelers planning on a flight to Buenos Aires that’ll land them in a sun-drenched city on the autumnal cusp, book Buenos Aires flights for March or April before or after Semana Santa (Holy Week).
The oldest subway in South America, the subte, is a quick, cheap and efficient way to get around Buenos Aires. The buses can take you anywhere, but it may not be worth the effort to figure out the routes. Buenos Aires is great to walk around, boasting lovely streets, plazas and parks. You can also grab a radio taxi, which is safer than street taxis. You can identify them by the plastic light boxes on their roofs. Make sure you know your destination’s address and cross street, as some drivers don’t know the city very well. You don’t need a car to get around the city, but if you drive, make sure you find out the rules of the road.