How to get here

From the Airports

…from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) Depending on what preparations you make to come here, you have the following options available to you:

  • You can organise to fly directly to Corrientes. This is sometimes possible to organise from home, but if not, you can also buy tickets from the airport and there is always somebody that can speak English. Most (but not all) national flights will require changing airports, which is a journey of between 1 and 2 hours.
  • Travelling by bus from Buenos Aires to Corrientes (USD$65-70) is about 1/3 of the price of flying, but you need to make your own way from the airport to the bus terminal, on the other side of the city. Once at the bus terminal, purchase a ticket for “Corrientes Capital” with any of the many different companies that go there: Ersa, Aguila Dorada Bis, El Pulqui, Vosa, Flecha Bus (one of the best), Empresa Silvia, and more. The buses start leaving in the evening from around 6pm until 11pm and the 11 hour journey will normally see you arriving in Corrientes bus terminal sometime around 6am to 8am.
  • Getting from Ezeiza Airport to Retiro Bus Station leaves you with three choices: a taxi is one option, although relatively expensive and you need to be careful to select a reputable driver; or alternatively a private bus company will drop you directly to the bus terminal for less than half of the price of a taxi; finally there is the local buses, which is the cheapest option and also takes the longest to get there, although we generally recommend against this unless you are a seasoned traveller.
  • If you would like to stay a while in Buenos Aires before arriving here, you will need to organise your own accommodation and find your own way there and to the bus station or airport later.

…from Asuncion (Paraguay) You will need to take a taxi to the Bus Terminal of Asuncion first. From here you will find a number of international bus companies (El Pulqui, Yacyretá and Crucero del Norte, are some) that travel to Corrientes. It is a journey of around 8 hours and the buses normally leave late at night or early in the morning. …from Corrientes If you fly into Corrientes then call us when you arrive and we can send someone out to pick you up. You may also take a taxi and tell them to head for the Barrio of Pirayui (Pee-da you-ee), Calle Cuba (Ka-yea Koo-bah), and mention you are going to the “mission JUCUM” (el miss-ee-on whoo-koom). Remember however, that many drivers will want to try and milk you of money by charging a higher price than it is worth, so always check the price with a few drivers first, if you can. …from Resistencia (Province of Chaco) If you cannot find a direct flight to Corrientes from Buenos Aires, it is possible to organize a charter flight (group charters with competitive pricing are quite common) to the city of Resistencia. This city is literally just across the river from Corrientes, and about 35kms to drive there. From there, take a taxi/remis to the city center where there is an inter-city service between the two Provinces of Chaco (Resistencia) and Corrientes (Corrientes Capital). On arriving in Corrientes, head for the city center and then follow the instructions below to arrive at the base. Of course you may also take a remis from the airport to our base, but this will cost a fair amount. (If you are arriving in Resistencia, call us from Buenos Aires first and we will try and organise something better for you).

On the Buses

From the Buenos Aires Bus Station (“Retiro”) Travelling by bus from Buenos Aires to Corrientes (USD$30-40) is about 1/3 of the price of flying, but you need to make your own way from the airport to the bus terminal, on the other side of the city. Once at the bus terminal, purchase a ticket for “Corrientes Capital” with any of the many different companies that go there: Ersa, Aguila Dorada Bis, El Pulqui, Vosa, Flecha Bus (one of the best), Empresa Silvia, and more. The buses start leaving in the evening from around 6pm until 11pm and the 11 hour journey will normally see you arriving in Corrientes bus terminal sometime around 6am to 8am. From the Corrientes Bus Station When you arrive at the Corrientes Bus Station, give us a call and we will send somebody out to get you. If you can, call us before leaving Buenos Aires, with the times and bus company that you will be travelling with and we can then have somebody meet you when you arrive. You may also take a taxi and tell them to head for the Barrio of Pirayui (Pee-da you-ee), Calle Cuba (Ka-yea Koo-bah), and mention you are going to the “mission JUCUM” (el miss-ee-on whoo-koom). Remember however, that many drivers will want to try and milk you of money by charging a higher price than it is worth, so always check the price with a few drivers first, if you can. From Corrientes City Center To get to our YWAM base from Corrientes City Center, you have a choice of two different bus companies that travel the same streets and will drop you directly in front of our place: llegar a la base

  • Bus Line 106 A Pirayuí and Bus Line 106 C 500 viviendas. Both arrive in our street, but get there through different routes. Be sure to take the bus that has a sign saying “Pirayuí, as there is another bus of the same number that will take you to our neighboring suburb of “Barrio Nuevo”. It will cost you $3.75, and the ticket machines in the bus only work with coins or the specific rechargable bus cards.
  • You may also travel by taxi or remis, but it is wise to set a price before you start your journey. It will generally cost you something around $35 pesos. Warning for foreigners or those from other cities: Be careful with the Remis and Taxi drivers in Corrientes. Some of them will try to charge you much more than the journey is worth. If this happens to you, look for another Taxi or Remis, or call us and we can help you avoid this sort of abuse.
Bus Line 106A (left), and Bus Line 106 C 500 viviendas (right). Those yellow signs down in the bottom left of the bus windscreens say “Pirayuí”

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