How to travel from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia, Argentina

The distance between Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia is around 1,387km (862 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take the bus and then fly which takes around 3h 25m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia by bus, plane, car and ferry. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out UshuaiaPuerto Madryn if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from El Tehuelche (PMY) to Ushuaia (USH).

  • Duration5h 40m
  • Flight time5h 25m
  • Typical cost
    ARS 41,770($330)
Operated by

Aerolíneas Argentinas

1 similiar route

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Bus

Take the bus to Comandante Luis Piedra Buena then Río Gallegos and then to Ushuaia.

  • Duration1 day 3h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    ARS 15,155($120)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Car and Ferry

Drive to Punta Delgada then take a ferry to Bahía Azul then drive to Ushuaia.

  • Duration22h 20m
  • Departshourly
  • Typical cost
    ARS 24,960($195)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia

There are several options for getting from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia by bus, plane, car and ferry. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around ARS 15,155 ($120) and will take around 1 day 3h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take the bus and then fly and arrive in approximately 3h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 27,890 ($220).

The distance between Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia is around 1,387km (862 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 3,221km (2,001 miles)

It takes around 3h 25m to get from Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia by bus and plane.

The quickest way to get from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia is to take the bus and then fly which takes around 3h 25m and will set you back approx ARS 27,890 ($220).

The cheapest way to travel between Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia is to take the bus which will typically cost around ARS 15,155 ($120) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia. We recommend that you take the bus to Trelew then fly from Trelew (REL) to Ushuaia (USH). instead which will take 3h 25m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia. It typically takes around 1 day 3h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Comandante Luis Piedra Buena and Río Gallegos. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 3h.

Viatac, Tramat, Marga Taqsa, Tecni-Austral and Andesmar run regular bus services between Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 3h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia. Flights depart from El Tehuelche (PMY) and arrive at Ushuaia (USH) - via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP). The flight takes around 5h 25m.

There is no direct flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia. There is however a flight that goes via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP). This services will take at least 5h 40m (not including layover time).

The flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia typically takes around 5h 25m. Flights depart from El Tehuelche (PMY) and and arrive into Ushuaia (USH).

The closest major airport to Ushuaia is Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport (USH) (USH) which is approximately 4km (2 miles) from Ushuaia. Rio Grande Airport (RGA) (RGA) and Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport (RGL) (RGL) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia. We recommend that you take the bus to Trelew then fly from Trelew (REL) to Ushuaia (USH). instead which will take 3h 25m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia is to take the bus and then fly which takes, on average, 3h 25m and will usually cost around ARS 27,890 ($220).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia

Transport options from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
5h 40m
ARS 41,770($330)
on demand3,475km (2,159 miles)
Bus and Plane3h 25m
ARS 27,890($220)
hourly1,387km (862 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
1 day 3h
ARS 15,155($120)
once daily1,874km (1,165 miles)
Bus via Trelew1 day 13h
ARS 20,375($160)
once daily1,904km (1,183 miles)
Car and Ferry
22h 20m
ARS 24,960($195)
hourly1,796km (1,116 miles)

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Airports near Ushuaia

The following major airports near Ushuaia offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Argentina and internationally.

USH
Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport (USH)
International Airport
Distance
4km (2 miles) from Ushuaia
RGA
Rio Grande Airport (RGA)
Domestic Airport
Distance
120km (75 miles) from Ushuaia
RGL
Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport (RGL)
International Airport
Distance
360km (224 miles) from Ushuaia