Ushuaia: 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

Antiguo Aeropuerto - Base Aeronaval

42-1717 / 42-1892

Roca 116

0-810-222-86527 / 42-2267


San Martín 542 - L. 5


Aeropuerto Local

43-1212 / 0810-999-9526


0810-4444 765


Land Transportation

Av. San Martin 245


Gobernador Paz 921

43-6421/ 42-2264

Gobernador Paz 921


Marcos Zar 330


(011) 4312-7012 / 4313-3627 Buenos Aires

Roca 157

43-1412 / 1408

San Martín 1267

43-7073- En Bs. As. 011-4311-3830

Sea Transportation


Av. Bulnes 5075 - Punta Arenas

56 61 21 8100


Manuel Camiña 105

436292 / 430439