Mar del Plata is located 404 km south of Buenos Aires city on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in the South-Eastern area of Buenos Aires province at coordinates 38° 00´ S and 57° 33´ W. The city is head of the General Pueyrredon district with a total surface of 1,453 Km2.
Mar del Plata was founded in 1874, after Patricio Peralta Ramos acquired three landholdings from Meyrelles in 1860 and promoted the sites as a seaside resort. In 1907 Mar del Plata was declared a city and has since that time developed as one of Argentina’s foremost ocean-resort areas.
Coast: 47 km
Weather: Mild with sea influence
Average yearly maximum: 19ºC
Average summer maximum: 26ºC
Average winter maximum: 13ºC
Access to Mar del Plata from Buenos Aires:
By Autovía 2 (freeway): 404 km.
By Ruta 11 (road): 602 km.
By Ruta 226 (road): 441 km.
How far is it?
By car: 4 hours (Autovía 2)
By bus: 5 hours
By Ferrocarril: 5.30 hours
By Plane: 45 minutes
The Astor Piazzolla International Airport is located only 10 minutes away from downtown. Three airlines offer different national destinations with more than forty weekly flights that increase during the summer season. About four trains reach the city daily, and the trip from Buenos Aires takes around five hours.
The Autovía 2 joins Buenos Aires city with Mar del Plata in a four-hour trip (404 km).
More than fifty bus companies link the city with the rest of the country. The journey from Buenos Aires lasts approximately 5 hours.
Visit the Official Tourism Bureau