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There are 5 ways to get from El Calafate to Ushuaia by plane, bus, car or car ferry

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Fly

  1. Fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Ushuaia (USH)

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Bus via Río Gallegos

  1. Take the bus from El Calafate to Río Gallegos
  2. Take the bus from Río Gallegos to Ushuaia

Bus

  1. Take the bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Natales to Ushuaia

Bus via Punta Arenas

  1. Take the bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas
  3. Take the bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from El Calafate to Punta Delgada
  2. Take the car ferry from Punta Delgada to Bahía Azul
  3. Drive from Bahía Azul to Ushuaia

El Calafate to Ushuaia by bus

The bus journey time between El Calafate and Ushuaia is around 17h 20m and covers a distance of around 896 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Services are operated by Marga Taqsa. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Buses
17h 20m Average Duration
$8152 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from El Calafate to Ushuaia is to bus via Río Gallegos which costs $8000 - $15000 and takes 17h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from El Calafate to Ushuaia is to fly. Taking this option will cost $26000 - $140000 and takes 1h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from El Calafate to Ushuaia. However, there are services departing from El Calafate and arriving at Ushuaia via Río Gallegos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 20m.

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The distance between El Calafate and Ushuaia is 564 km.

The best way to get from El Calafate to Ushuaia without a car is to bus via Río Gallegos which takes 17h 20m and costs $8000 - $15000.

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It takes approximately 1h 47m to get from El Calafate to Ushuaia, including transfers.

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El Calafate to Ushuaia bus services, operated by Marga Taqsa, depart from El Calafate station.

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The best way to get from El Calafate to Ushuaia is to fly which takes 1h 47m and costs $26000 - $140000. Alternatively, you can bus via Río Gallegos, which costs $8000 - $15000 and takes 17h 20m.

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The quickest flight from El Calafate Airport to Ushuaia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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El Calafate to Ushuaia bus services, operated by Marga Taqsa, arrive at Ushuaia station.

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Map of how to get from El Calafate to Ushuaia.
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  • Distance: 564.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 47m

What companies run services between El Calafate, Argentina and Ushuaia, Argentina?

Aerolíneas Argentinas flies from El Calafate to Ushuaia twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from El Calafate to Ushuaia via Río Gallegos in around 17h 20m.

Airlines
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from El Calafate to Ushuaia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27000 - $150000
Bus operators
Marga Taqsa
Phone
+54 929 6635 0582
Email
info@taqsa.com.ar
Website
taqsa.com.ar
Bus from El Calafate to Río Gallegos
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3100 - $4900
Schedules at
taqsa.com.ar
Semi Bed
$3100 - $4900
Bed
$3200 - $3800
Bus from Río Gallegos to Ushuaia
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5000 - $9500
Schedules at
taqsa.com.ar
Semi Bed
$6000 - $9500
Bed
$5000 - $6500
Bus-Sur
Phone
+56 61 261 4224
Email
info@bussur.com
Website
bussur.com
Bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2700 - $6500
Schedules at
bussur.com
Bus from Puerto Natales to Ushuaia
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7500 - $14000
Schedules at
bussur.com
Turismo Zaahj
Phone
+56 61 241 2260
Email
zaahj@entelchile.net
Website
turismozaahj.co.cl
Bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6571
Schedules at
turismozaahj.com
Buses Fernández
Phone
+56 61 2242 313
Email
pasajespuntaarenas@busesfernandez.com
Website
busesfernandez.com
Bus from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2327
Website
Buses Fernández
Buses Barria
Phone
+56 61 263 9157
Email
busesbarria-ghisoni@hotmail.com
Website
busesbarria.cl
Bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10682
Schedules at
busesbarria.cl
Ferry operators
Transbordadora Austral Broom
Phone
+56 61 272 8100
Email
correo@tabsa.cl
Website
tabsa.cl
Car ferry from Punta Delgada to Bahía Azul
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$450 - $3900
Schedules at
tabsa.cl
Passenger
$451
Car
$3893
Moto
$1164

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Aerolíneas Argentinas offers flights from El Calafate Airport to Ushuaia Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Ushuaia. Prices start at $17500 ARS per night.

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The best way to get from El Calafate to El Calafate Airport is to taxi which takes 20 min and costs $1400 - $1800.

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