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Trains From Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata, Argentina – Schedule & Prices

Friendly Staff of Tren Diario - the Cheap Train That Runs Daily

From Plaza Constitution in Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata on the Atlantic coast is a popular train trip in Argentina. Many wealthy Argentines who live in Buenos Aires also own a summer home in Mar del Plata. There are three trains on this route: Tren Diario, Tren Talgo and the Marplatense.

For travelers it is an inexpensive (and fun!) way to make this approximate 6 hour journey… half the price of riding the bus if you take the ‘cheap’ train i.e. Tren Diario.

Train Schedule & Pricing Information – From Mar del Plata (MDP) to Plaza Constitution in Buenos Aires (BA

Note: Scroll down the page for route information from BA to MDP

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Tren Diario

Mar del Plata Train Station

  • Leaves MDP at 10:25 a.m. arrives BA at 5:15 p.m.
  • Runs every day of the week
  • Not very nice but VERY cheap! Seats priced at 60 pesos (very run down car, no heating) and 80 pesos (nicer seats, heating).
  • Has restuarant car – serves a main meal mid-way through trip with sandwiches, coffee and drinks (beer, wine, alcohol) available throughout the journey.

Tren Talgo

  • Leaves MDP 4:20 p.m. Fridays and Sunday, arrives BA at 10:00 p.m.
  • Price is 150 pesos for first class, 200 pesos pullman.
  • Much nicer than Tren Diario, similar food service.


  • Leaves MDP Sundays 5:30 p.m., arrives in BA at 11:50 p.m.
  • One price for all seats – 100 pesos
  • Deluxe accomodations and train Argentinians most proud of with seating originally from Spain.
  • Restaurant and food service throughout the journey.

Small, Local Station in Route to Buenos Aires

Train Schedule & Pricing Information – From Plaza Constitution in Buenos Aires (BA) to Mar del Plata (MDP

Tren Diario

  • Leaves BA at 11:05 p.m., arrives in MDP at 5:40 a.m.

Important Note: cheap seats area (60 pesos) can be very cold on this journey as the car is not heated and travel is at night. Other car (80 pesos) is heated, as is the snack car.

Tren Talgo

  • Leaves BA at 8:05 on Frindays and Sundays, arrives in MDP at 1:35 in the afternoon.


  • Leaves BA 6:00 p.m. on Friday, arrives in MDP at 11:30 p.m.

Friendly Police Patrolling Plaza Constitution Station in Buenos Aires

Photographs by Molly McHugh, all rights reserved.

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