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How to get there

You can only get to Ushuaia from Río Grande along National Route 3. You can cross the frontier to Chile through Paso San Sebastián after you have come to the island by ferry boat across the Strait of Magellan from Punta Delgada to Bahía Azul through the international pass of Monte Aymond or by ferry boat from Punta Arenas to Porvenir.
Since you must leave the country to arrive by land you have to consider the need to count on all the documentation necessary for a trip to bordering countries, as in the case of minors not emancipated, who must have a legalized authorization of both parents, or the impossibility to cross the frontier with perishable food.

By plane:

The International Airport Islas Malvinas, inaugurated in 1998, is the operation base for all types of planes, the most common means of transpotation to get to the island of Tierra del Fuego.
Different airlines connect Ushuaia with the rest of the world.

By boat:

Several sea lines and scientific ships include Ushuaia as a stopover in their trips to Antarctica or the Fuegian channels, apart from an important stock transportation from the rest of the country as from abroad.

International Passes and Ferry Boats

You will find Customs and a frontier guard office in: San Sebastián and Monte Aymond, and you can also use the ferry boat Primera Angostura of the Strait of Magellan from Bahía Azul to Punta Delgada.


Daily departures from Punta Delgada in the Continent every hour and a half from 8,30 hs in the morning, with a capacity for 70 vehicles. The crossing takes 30 minutes and you arrive at the Island of Tierra del Fuego in Bahía Azul.

Distances from Ushuaia to:

Buenos Aires 3048 km
Cte. Piedra Buena 816 km
Comodoro Rivadavia 1356 km
El Calafate 926 km
Esquel 1937 km
Gobernador Gregores 1146 km
Puerto Natales 799 km
Puerto Madryn 1799 km
Punta Arenas 653 km
Porvenir 476 km
Rawson 1762 km
Rio Gallegos 601 km
Rio Grande 236 km
Santa Cruz 813 km
San Julian 954 km
Trelew 1743 km
Viedma 2252 km

Air Transportation

Aeroclub Ushuaia Antiguo Aeropuerto - Base Aeronaval 42-1717 / 42-1892
Aerolíneas Argentinas Roca 116 0-810-222-86527 / 42-2267
American Airlines Aeropuerto
L.A.D.E. San Martín 542 - L. 5 42-1123
Lan Argentina Aeropuerto Local 43-1212 / 0810-999-9526
Sol Líneas Aéreas Aeropuerto 0810-4444 765
TAM Aeropuerto

Land Transportation

Bus Sur Av. San Martin 245 43-0727
Bus Sur Gobernador Paz 921 43-6421/ 42-2264
Lider LTD Gobernador Paz 921 43-6421
Montiel Marcos Zar 330 42-1366
T. A. C. (011) 4312-7012 / 4313-3627 Buenos Aires
Tecni Austral Roca 157 43-1412 / 1408
Tolkeyen Patagonia San Martín 1267 43-7073- En Bs. As. 011-4311-3830

Sea Transportation

Barcaza Melinka 58-0089
Transbordadora Austral Broom S.A. Av. Bulnes 5075 - Punta Arenas 56 61 21 8100


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