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San Salvador de Jujuy

Getting Here and Around

Aerolíneas Argentinas flies once a day from Buenos Aires. The trip takes just over two hours. Jujuy's Aeropuerto Dr. Horacio Guzmán is 30 km (19 mi) southeast of town.

Andesmar and La Estrella run bus service from Tucumán and La Rioja to San Salvador de Jujuy. Andesmar also runs from Salta, as do Balut and Panamericano. These two also run north to Purmamarca, Tilcara, Humahuaca, and La Quiaca at the Bolivian border—a route also served by La Quiaqueño, which has nine departures a day.

Traffic builds up a bit around the beginning and end of the siesta, but otherwise Jujuy's one-way grid system is easy to navigate by rental car or by cabs, which are cheap. That said, most sights, restaurants, and hotels are within easy walking distance of the Plaza Belgrano, in the city center between the Río Grande and Río Xibi Xibi. The exception is the Alto de la Viña district, which is well worth the 7-peso taxi fare to reach.

You can arrange airport pickups, city tours, and excursions outside town through NASA, a family-owned and -operated travel office with two generations of experience.

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