There are 4 ways to get from Ushuaia to El Calafate by plane, bus, car or car ferry

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Fly  •  1 h 46 min

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

$94 - $377

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Bus  •  16 h 36 min

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

$57 - $93

2 alternative options

Bus Buses Barria  •  17 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas Ushuaia
  2. Take the bus from Punta Arenas to El Calafate Pa

$62 - $77

Drive, car ferry  •  14 h 32 min

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

$98 - $145

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No, there is no direct bus from Ushuaia to El Calafate. However, there are services departing from Ushuaia and arriving at El Calafate via Puerto Natales. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 36 min.

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The distance between Ushuaia and El Calafate is 564 km.

The best way to get from Ushuaia to El Calafate without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to get from Ushuaia to El Calafate, including transfers.

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Ushuaia to El Calafate bus services, operated by Bus-Sur, depart from Ushuaia station.

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The best way to get from Ushuaia to El Calafate is to fly which takes 1 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Ushuaia Airport to El Calafate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Ushuaia to El Calafate bus services, operated by Bus-Sur, arrive at El Calafate station.

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LATAM Chile and Aerolíneas Argentinas offer flights from Ushuaia Airport to El Calafate Airport.

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There are 173+ hotels available in El Calafate. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ushuaia to El Calafate.
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  • Distance: 352.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 46 min

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

LATAM Chile and Aerolíneas Argentinas fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ushuaia to El Calafate via Puerto Natales and Puerto Natales in around 16 h 36 min.

Airlines
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Ushuaia to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Ushuaia to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Bus operators
Bus-Sur
Phone
+56 61 261 4224
Email
info@bussur.com
Website
bussur.com
Bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
bussur.com
Bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Schedules at
bussur.com
Bus from Punta Arenas to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
bussur.com
Cootra Cooperativa de trabajo Río Turbio Ltda
Phone
+56 61 241 2785
Email
contacto@cootra.com.ar
Website
cootra.com.ar
Bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
cootra.com.ar
Buses Barria
Phone
+56 61 263 9157
Email
busesbarria-ghisoni@hotmail.com
Website
busesbarria.cl
Bus from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
busesbarria.cl
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busesbarria.cl
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The best way to get from Ushuaia to Ushuaia Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs .

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