Mendoza to Buenos Aires -on the fancy bus

15 thoughts on “Mendoza to Buenos Aires -on the fancy bus

  1. I took a 13-hour busride once in my life and I swore NEVER AGAIN! But I could definitely do it again on a first-class bus like you and Jeff were on. The one I was on was packed with people, smelled like liquor, no reclining seat (at least not like yours) and no food unless you brought your own. Not sure if I used the bathroom that entire time — I think I didn’t. Maybe we stopped off somewhere. About 5 or 6 hours into it, I said I cannot ever do this again. Food looked great — except for Ham Item #1. What’s the yellow stuff?

    Happy travels,


    1. I told myself the yellow stuff was cheese but not sure. We’ve been on those scary bus rides in other countries where we’ve thought there’s no way we’re going to survive the trip. I was amazed at how nice long distance buses are in Argentina.

  2. We have enjoyed all your blogs, never miss one. Look forward to your news every day. Love your
    writing, Sheryl. Great pix, too. Rochelle & George

    1. It’s so bitersweet. I’m so sad to leave, but excited to see family and friends and those amazing trees in the Pnw.

  3. The 6 courses containing ham reminds me of Mexico where the big commercial supermarket had a 50 foot deli counter with 50 types of pork products. I’ve never seen so much pork.

    1. It’s amazing how much ham there is here. I remember Mexico like that too. Spain wins the crazy for ham award though. I was haunted by ham there.

  4. If you don’t mind me asking. What was the price of the bus tickets with Cata? I’ve travelled with them and other companies in Chile but not in Argentina and will be doing the trip from Mendoza to B.A in Nov.

    If you ever plan to come to Valparaíso let us know we have a multitude of recommendations.



    1. The tickets were expensive. I think they were 380 Ar pesos each. I’m so bummed we never made it to Valpo in this trip. We leave for the states today. Next time for sure. I love reading your blog and your family’s adventures.

  5. This helps soooo much. We’re planning to take the bus from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in December and were wondering where to book. Let us know if you have any more tips.


  6. Hi Kevin,

    it’s really good tip. I was looking for a bus trip from B.A. to Mendoza and now I take the Cata Bus:-).

    Could you write wich 1. class exactly you took?

    I don’t know wich difference between these classes by Cata:

    EJ Cama Ejecutivo
    SU Suite1° Clase
    UP Promo Suite con Servicio


  7. Accidentally found this post. The reason why buses are so comfty is because plane tickets are waaayyyyy too expensive to travel inside Argentina. Glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Wow this sounds so cool and strangely obscure! I am planning my trip to Argentina and have decided to look at bus options to Mendoza instead of renting a car. Thanks for this awesome post, cool pics too!

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