I'm going to travel from Brazil to Argentina.

  1. I have plans to live in Argentina until the end of the year but what I still do not know is if I can take a taxi or eat something at the Buenos Aires airport and take a bus to other province paying in reais or using my debit card from a common bank in Brazil (Caixa Econômica Federal). I do not have credit card.


  1. My girlfriend has an account in Argentina, could she take a taxi for me and pay for the internet or for an application? She lives in Mendoza.


Having pesos before arriving in Argentina

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    You can exchange your money from reais to pesos in the airport.
    – mdd
    Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 19:54
  • You talk about ATM' or anything else? How much in taxes? Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 19:55
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    No, I was talking about currency exchange offices that exist in most international airports. See for example ifly.com/ezeiza-international-airport/ATM-banks-currency
    – mdd
    Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 19:58

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Your best bet is to exchange you reais into pesos at a currency exchange office in the airport. These exist at most (if not all) international airports.

Here are some links for Ezeiza:

Fees for exchanging money vary by agency.

You can also contact your bank to ask them whether your debit card works abroad.

  • I really care about taxes for this transactions. Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 21:19
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    Really you need to check if your debit card will work. I have a Banco do Brasil debit card and it works fine abroad Brazil (US, Chile, Argentina, Uruguai and so on). You need to have in the mind that you will pay 6,38% IOF tax to use it. BRL Reais is not the official currency in Argentina, but there are a bunch of Restaurants, cabs and so on that accept it.
    – Marcel P.
    Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 11:04
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    @FrancisRodrigues sorry to tell you, but there is probably no way you'll be able to make the currency exchange without paying some fees.
    – lord2701
    Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 11:39
  • I care about taking a taxi at the airport and paying for a bus ticket to Mendoza. I see no other way to change by weights in ATM's. Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 15:00

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