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Getting There -- Plusmar (www.plusmar.com.ar) bus company runs several buses a day from Buenos Aires Retiro bus terminal. The trip takes about 5 hours, similar to heading to Mar del Plata. Contact them at tel. 2291/433-709 in Miramar, or 11/4315-3494 in Buenos Aires. Other bus companies connecting Buenos Aires to Miramar include Micromar, at tel. 2291/432-211 in Miramar, or 11/4313-3130 in Buenos Aires; and Turismo Parque, at tel. 2291/431-333 in Miramar, or 11/4315-4133 in Buenos Aires. There is no central bus station in Miramar, but most buses stop on the Plaza Central or on the wide diagonal streets leading from it. You can also take a train from Buenos Aires's Constitución station to Miramar, using Ferrobaires rail services. Contact them at tel. 11/4304-0028 in Buenos Aires, or 2291/420-657, or visit www.ferrobaires.gba.gov.ar. Trains leave Miramar Station, on Avenida 40 between calles 13 and 17. Aeroparque Juan Domingo Perón is a small private airport serving Miramar a few kilometers north. Call them at tel. 2291/432-599 for information about airplane services.

Visitor Information -- The Dirección Municipal de Turismo has its office on Plaza Central at the intersections of calles 28 and 21. They are open daily from 7am to 11pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday, year-round. Call them at tel. 2291/420-190 (www.mga.gov.ar is the city's official site; www.miramarense.com.ar and www.ciudad-de-miramar.com.ar also offer more tourism information).

Getting Around -- Most of what you need in this very compact city is accessible on foot. For longer distances, contact Alvarado Remis (tel. 2291/430-327), Miramar Remis (tel. 2291/430-400), or Pronto Remis (tel. 2291/432-452). You can't rent cars in Miramar directly, but you can arrange for rentals through travel agencies. The cars come from Mar del Plata, so arrange for one ahead of time. Call Cosmopolitan Travel Agency (tel. 2291/420-571), Mabitur (tel. 2291/422-709), or La Plaza (tel. 2291/431-080). Panda Viajes, an adventure travel company, will rent cars along with other services. They also offer an interesting 4WD beach excursion through the wooded dunes surrounding Miramar. Contact them at tel. 2291/431-080, or visit www.pandaviajes.com. Bikes are a big deal here, and many hotels and travel companies provide them.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.