Airport-Lounge

Salta Airport

IATA Code: SLA

ICAO Code: SASA

Passengers: ~ 1.500.000

The Salta International Airport (SLA), also known as Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport and El Aybal Airport is an airport serving Salta, the capital of the province of the same name in Argentina. It is located just 7 km southwest of the centre of Salta. The airport is among the 10 busiest airports in Argentina. It serves as a hub for Argentine Andes and is served by Aerolíneas Argentinas, FlyBondi and JetSmart. It has 1 terminal which handles all domestic and occasional international flights. The airport provides direct flights to the cities in Argentina like Buenos Aires, Tucuman and Córdoba, and to Bolivia.

If visiting Salta, the following guide will present you with all the necessary information about SLA.

How to get from Salta Airport to Salta 

The distance between SLA and the Salta city centre is about 9 km which is a 20-minute ride.

Find out all the ways of getting to and from the airport in the text below.

Bus

There is a public blue-coloured bus line 8A that you could take to get to the city centre. However, the stop called Plaza Martina Silva de Gurruchaga is situated 700 m from the airport so it is a less convenient way of transport. The trip to the city centre lasts 50 minutes and the bus stops close to 9 July Square. The ticket costs AR$19, but it is necessary to have the SAETA local card that you can buy at the Alfajores airport store.

Taxi

Taxis and remises are available in the ground transportation area. Companies offering service are Taxitel, Remis Nuevo San Nicolás, Remis Golden and Camerún Remise. The trip to the city will approximately cost AR$350 or it can be around AR$450 for a remis. You could ask your driver to pay in US dollars, as well.

Transfer

Another way to travel from SLA Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Car hire at Salta Airport

For those who prefer to explore the area on their own, the best option would be a car hire directly at the airport. There are many companies that offer car hire, including Hertz, Sixt and Localiza.  You will find counters of several rental agencies in the arrivals area. However, you can always rent a car online and avoid potential queues at the airport.

Rent a bus

Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.

Salta Airport airlines

There are many airlines operating at SLA, including Aerolíneas Argentinas, Flybondi and JetSmart Argentina. These ones provide most of the flights within the country, the most popular ones being to AEP, EZE and COR.

Below is the list of the most important airlines offering departures and arrivals from SLA:

  • Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • Andes Lineas Aereas
  • Argentine Andes
  • JetSmart Argentina
  • Andes Airlines
  • Boliviana de Aviación 
  • Copa Airlines 
  • Flybondi 
  • LATAM 
  • Norwegian 
  • Paranair

Salta Airport facilities

The airport offers several services and amenities for passengers on a layover or awaiting their flight. Here is the list of services offered by Salta Airport:

  • Souvenir shops 
  • Luggage wrapping
  • Lounge
  • WiFi
  • Pharmacy
  • Airport Hotel

Salta Airport Accommodation

At SLA, you won’t find an airport hotel but you will find plenty of accommodation options nearby. But, since the airport is located very close to the city, it is

Salta Airport FAQ

How many airports are there in Salta?

There is only one airport in Salta, Martin Miguel de Guemes International Airport.

I arrive late at Salta Airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

Since there is a remis company working 24/7, there won’t be a problem getting to the city. Besides, you can book your transfer beforehand to avoid the hassle.

Is there a free WiFi service available at Salta Airport?

WiFi is only available inside the airport lounge.

How many terminals does Salta Airport have?

Salta Airport has one terminal.

Can I leave my luggage at Salta Airport?

At the moment, luggage storage is unavailable at the airport.

Is Uber available at Salta Airport?

Yes, Uber is available at the airport.

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