Getting around Puerto Iguazu is pretty straightforward.
Since this small Argentinian town is the service area for Iguazu Falls National Park, the transportation infrastructure for travelers is well-established.
It’s pretty old school though, with a public bus running between Puerto Iguazu and Iguazu Falls and plenty of taxis and remises, and tour guides with cars or minibuses.
There’s no uber or other ride-share though.
Getting from Iguazu Airport to Puerto Iguazu
Cataratas de Iguazú Airport (IGR) is about 20 kilometers (12.5 mi) from the town of Puerto Iguazu.
Most travelers hire private transport or a taxi to get to town from the airport (unless they have a prearranged full-package tour, in which case a private car will be waiting).
— Iguazú Falls —
Private transport or a taxi is much faster than the bus and not too expensive.
A well-organized shuttle bus is under $10 and only takes about 35 minute to get from Iguazu Falls airport to Puerto Iguazu.
There is also a public bus that takes travelers from Iguazu Falls airport to bus station in Puerto Iguazu.
Most people don’t do this, or regret it if they do because they have to unload and hop on another bus to get to town.
This can make the trip a bit of a hassle, to get on and off with luggage, especially if it is peak time and the bus is packed with locals traveling for work on nearby yerba mate plantations.
Spending a few dollars more for the shuttle or a taxi is well worth it.
Getting to Iguazu Falls Directly From the Airport
The falls are about a 20-minute taxi ride from the airport.
Those who arrive too early to check in at their hotel, might want to go straight to the falls. There are lockers at Iguazu National Park.
There is also a shuttle service that will also take you to the downtown area, traveling Route 12, along which several hostels are located.
The downtown area has a variety of accommodation to choose from, some restaurants and a bus station, although the town of Puerto Iguazú is just a service town for the National Park.
There are few taxis around the city center, but by far the most useful form of transportation is the bus that goes from the downtown to the falls, making frequent stops along Route 12.
From the bus terminal or the stop at Tres Hito Fronteras (Three Borders Landmark) to the Argentine National Park, the public bus costs under US$1 and leaves roughly every 30 minutes.
This bus terminal is also the gateway to omnibuses traveling to and from all parts of Argentina.
Getting to Iguazu National Park (Argentina) from Puerto Iguazu
Puerto Iguazu has a public bus to the entrance of Iguazu National Park which departs from the Omnibus station or at stops along the way.
It stops every half hour at the ‘Hito Tres Fronteras’ (Three Borders Landmark, Iguazu) to Iguazu, which is a convenient place to catch it.
The bus originating at the bus station in Puerto Iguazu begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m.
The bus returning from the Iguazu National Park to Puerto Iguazu departs every half hour, beginning at 8:15 a.m. until 7:00 p.m
—by Jenna Frisch