San Carlos de Bariloche Airport (BRC) is also called Teniente Luis Candelaria Airport. This international airport is convenient to the city of San Carlos de Bariloche in the Rio Negro Province of Argentina. The airport lies eight miles from the city center. You can find the cheapest flights to San Carlos de Bariloche Airport using Skyscanner's easy-to-use flight search tools. Select your origination airport and San Carlos de Bariloche Airport, plus the dates you wish to travel to bring up the least expensive airfares when planning your trip.
Cheapest Fares to San Carlos de Bariloche Airport
The least expensive times of year to fly cheap to San Carlos de Bariloche Airport are in December and May. Keep track of when prices on your route to San Carlos de Bariloche Airport rise or fall by using our Price Alerts tool if your travel dates are flexible. It's advisable to book your flight to San Carlos de Bariloche Airport well in advance, as there are not many airlines flying into this airport. As your travel date gets closer, airfares can rise rapidly.
Airlines Flying into San Carlos de Bariloche Airport
The most popular airlines servicing this airport are Aerolineas Argentinas and LATAM Airlines. When flying to San Carlos de Bariloche Airport from the US, you will have to make at least one connecting flight, typically in Santiago, Chile or in Buenos Aires. US flights to San Carlos de Bariloche Airport making one stop are available from Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Miami International, and New York's JFK Airport. Flights out of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport require you to change airports in Buenos Aires to continue on to San Carlos de Bariloche Airport.
What To Expect at San Carlos de Bariloche Airport
The airport in San Carolos de Bariloche is small and quiet, with just one duty free shop and a jewelry store for shoppers. There are no ATMs or exchange services here, so be sure you have the funds you need in either Argentinian pesos (AR) or US dollars upon arrival. You can get from San Carlos de Bariloche Airport to your destination via taxi, with counters found on the ground floor of the terminal at the main entryway. Taking a taxi into town will cost about $8.00, but if you share a cab with someone, the price will be lower. A public bus into the town (Bus #72) is located at the main external stairs to the terminal at Passengers Transportation (TUP). This bus line runs about every two hours and costs less than one dollar. The drivers do not accept cash, so you must purchase a special card at the airport or ask a local to use their card to board you and reimburse them in cash.
It may be convenient for you to rent a car at the airport, especially if you want to explore the area on your own. You can also travel to Buenos Aires from San Carlos de Bariloche by car. The drive takes about 22 hours, but making a stop in Neuquen overnight before continuing on your journey is a good route, though there are different ways to drive to Buenos Aires.
What To Do While in San Carlos de Bariloche
This beautiful town in Argentina's Patagonia region features a large glacial lake (Nahuel Huapi), national park, and the Andes Mountains. The town is proud of its Swiss alpine-like architecture and its delicious chocolates. San Carlos de Bariloche is a great base for hiking, skiing, fishing, horseback riding, and mountain biking.