To go by car to Bariloche from Buenos Aires takes about 22 hours. One of the best alternatives is to go to Neuquen on the first day a distance of about 1200 km and then to continue the second day driving about 450 kilometers.
There is more than one route to get to Bariloche by car from Buenos Aires:
Short route: Take âRuta Nacional NÂº 5â, then take âRuta Provincial NÂº 1â nearby Lonquimay. Then, take âRuta Provincial NÂº 18â nearby âMacachinâ. Take âRuta Nacional NÂº 35â south for 22 km, and then turn right and follow âRuta Nacional NÂº 152â through General Acha and until the âCasa de Piedraâ where the route name changes to âruta provincial NÂº 6â. You must follow this until the intersection with âRuta Nacional NÂº 22â, where you must turn right again through Cipolletti â Neuquen. These big cities are connected by a bridge with an Ar $0.65 toll. Follow through the "million" traffic lights until you exit the city. Approximately 32 km later, stop in Arroyito and sleep deeply. Continue driving South using âRuta Nacional NÂº 237â, which will lead you to Bariloche.
Long route: take âRuta Nacional NÂº 3â South. Rest in Azul for 15 minutes, follow South until Bahia Blanca, rest for some time. Follow South; take âRuta Nacional NÂº 22â, set the air conditioner on and turn on your CD player; donât travel too slowly, or you might fall asleep! Rest in Choele Choel. Drive through lots of tiny cities and through Cipolletti â Neuquen, big cities which are connected by a bridge with an A$R0.65 toll. Follow through the million traffic lights until you exit the city. Approximately 32 km later, stop in Arroyito and sleep deeply. Continue driving South using âRuta Nacional NÂº 237â, which will lead you to Bariloche.