Getting Here and Around in Ushuaia


Getting Here and Around

Arriving by air is the preferred option. Ushuaia's Aeropuerto Internacional Malvinas Argentinas (Peninsula de Ushuaia 2901/431–232) is 5 km (3 mi) from town, and is served daily by flights to/from Buenos Aires, Río Gallegos, El Calafate, Trelew, and Comodoro Rivadavía. There are also flights to Santiago via Punta Arenas in Chile. A taxi into town costs about 7 pesos.

Arriving by road on the RN3 involves Argentinean and Chilean immigrations/customs, a ferry crossing, and a lot of time. Buses to/from Punta Arenas make the trip five days a week in summer, four in winter. Daily buses to Rio Gallegos leave in the pre-dawn hours, and multiple border crossings for an all-day journey. Check prices on the 55-minute flight, which can be much better value. There is no central bus terminal, just three separate companies.

There is no regular passenger transport (besides cruises) by sea.


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