Getting Here & Around
Most visitors fly into Paraguay's Aeropuerto Internacional Silvio Pettirossi, but just across the border from Encarnación in Posadas, Argentina, is the domestic Aeropuerto Libertador General San Martín (PSS), with daily flights from Buenos Aires' Aeroparque Jorge Newbery.
Buses between Asunción and Encarnación leave frequently. The five-hour trip costs about G50,000. You can get off the bus along Ruta 1 to visit any of the Jesuit missions. When you are ready to leave you can flag down another, which will pick you up unless it is full. Rapido Iguazú has buses running between Asunción and Encarnación. La Encarnaceña runs the same route, as well between Encarnación and the ruins at Trinidad and Jesús.
Ruta 1, which runs from Asunción to Encarnación, is fairly well maintained, although there are occasional potholes. From Encarnación, the poorly maintained Ruta 6 stretches northeast for 280 km (175 mi) to Ciudad del Este, near the Brazil and Argentine borders. This route takes you to Iguazú Falls.
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