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Río Gallegos

How to get there

From the north along national route 3 until the crossing with provincial route 5, and from there after 30 km. to the east, you get to Rio Gallegos.

From the south, crossing Paso Internacional Austral from Chile you access to national route 3 and drive 67 km to Río Gallegos.

From the west, if you come from Rio Turbio you must travel 150 km along a debris road in national route 40 .

If you come from El Calafate you must take national route 40, paved until Cerrito, and from there continue along provincial route 5 , also paved, for 280 km.

Distances from Rio Gallegos to:

Buenos Aires 2604 km
Bahia Blanca 2114 km
Bariloche 1667 km
Cte. Piedra Buena 235 km
Comodoro Rivadavia 792 km
El Calafate 306 km
Esquel 1373 km
Gobernador Gregores 436 km
Neuquén 2154 km
Punta Arenas 264 km
Puerto Madryn 1235 km
Puerto Natales 295 km
Porvenir 259 km
Rawson 1192 km
Rio Grande 365 km
Santa Cruz 243 km
Santa Rosa 2231 km
San Julian 354 km
Trelew 1173 km
Ushuaia 601 km
Viedma 1682 km

International Passes

Integración Austral

At 170 metres above sea level, this pass joins Argentina and Chile after 76 km. along national route 3. After crossing the frontier, you must take routes 9 and 255 to get to Punta Arenas.
If your intention is to go first to Porvenir, you must drive 29 km. from the border to the crossroad, where you must turn to the left, and after 17 km. get to Punta Delgada, where you access to the ferry to cross Primera Angostura to Puerto Espora. There you take the route to the south west and after 140 km. you get to Porvenir.

Air Transportation

TAM Aeropuerto
Sol Líneas Aéreas Aeropuerto 0810 4444 765
Lan Argentina Aeropuerto Local 0810-999-9526
LADE Fagnano 53 42-2316 / Aeropuerto 44-2012
Aerolíneas Argentinas San Martín 545 0-810-222-86527 / 43-4933

Land Tickets Online 0810-555-7575

Land Transportation

Vía TAC Terminal Ómnibus - Bol. 1 y 7 44-2160 / 45-7918
Quebek Tour 42-6667
Magallanes Tour 42-2701
El Pulgarcito Roca 1074 (Galería MEKOR) 15623780
El Pingüino Zapiola 445 44-2169
El Pegaso Comodoro Rivadavia 35 Local 3 42-6578
El Greko 42-5879
Don Otto 44-2160
Bus Sur Terminal de Ómnibus
Andesmar Ruta 3 y E. Peron - L 4 44-2195


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