How to travel from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata, Argentina

The distance between Ushuaia and Mar del Plata is around 2,779km (1,727 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4h 40m.

5 routes found

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

👋 Also check out Mar del PlataUshuaia if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Ushuaia (USH) to Mar del Plata (MDQ).

  • Duration4h 40m
  • Flight time4h 20m
  • Typical cost
    ARS 40,370($315)
Operated by

Aerolíneas Argentinas

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Bus

Take the bus to Río Gallegos then Trelew and then to Mar del Plata.

  • Duration1 day 20h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    ARS 14,770($115)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

2 similiar routes

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Car and Ferry

Drive to Bahía Azul then take a ferry to Punta Delgada then drive to Mar del Plata.

  • Duration1 day 11h
  • Departshourly
  • Typical cost
    ARS 41,260($325)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ushuaia and Mar del Plata

There are several options for getting from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata by plane, bus, car and ferry. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around ARS 10,440 ($82) and will take around 1 day 22h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 40,370 ($315).

The distance between Ushuaia and Mar del Plata is around 2,779km (1,727 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,038km (1,266 miles)

It takes around 4h 40m to get from Ushuaia and Mar del Plata by plane.

The quickest way to get from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata is to fly which takes around 4h 40m and will set you back approx ARS 40,370 ($315).

The cheapest way to travel between Ushuaia and Mar del Plata is to take the bus which will typically cost around ARS 10,440 ($82) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ushuaia and Mar del Plata. We recommend that you fly from Ushuaia (USH) to Mar del Plata (MDQ). instead which will take 4h 40m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ushuaia and Mar del Plata. It typically takes around 1 day 20h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Río Gallegos and Trelew. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 20h.

Marga Taqsa, Tecni-Austral, Viatac, Tramat, Don Otto, Andesmar, Condor Estrella and Via Bariloche run regular bus services between Ushuaia and Mar del Plata. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 20h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Ushuaia and Mar del Plata. Flights depart from Ushuaia (USH) and arrive at Mar del Plata (MDQ) - via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP). The flight takes around 4h 20m.

There is no direct flight from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata. There is however a flight that goes via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP). This services will take at least 4h 40m (not including layover time).

The flight from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata typically takes around 4h 20m. Flights depart from Ushuaia (USH) and and arrive into Mar del Plata (MDQ).

The closest major airport to Mar del Plata is Astor Piazzolla International Airport (MDQ) (MDQ) which is approximately 7km (5 miles) from Mar del Plata. Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) (EZE) and Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) (AEP) 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 Ushuaia to Mar del Plata. We recommend that you fly from Ushuaia (USH) to Mar del Plata (MDQ). instead which will take 4h 40m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata is to fly which takes, on average, 4h 40m and will usually cost around ARS 40,370 ($315).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Ushuaia and Mar del Plata

Transport options from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
4h 40m
ARS 40,370($315)
on demand2,779km (1,727 miles)
Bus + 2 similar
1 day 20h
ARS 14,770($115)
once daily3,034km (1,885 miles)
Bus via Río Gallegos1 day 22h
ARS 10,440($82)
once daily3,065km (1,904 miles)
Bus via Río Gallegos2 days 4h
ARS 23,560($185)
once daily3,054km (1,897 miles)
Car and Ferry
1 day 11h
ARS 41,260($325)
hourly2,978km (1,850 miles)

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Airports near Mar del Plata

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

MDQ
Astor Piazzolla International Airport (MDQ)
International Airport
Distance
7km (5 miles) from Mar del Plata
EZE
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
International Airport
Distance
365km (227 miles) from Mar del Plata
AEP
Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP)
International Airport
Distance
391km (243 miles) from Mar del Plata