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Río Gallegos

Getting there & away




Río Gallegos’ bus terminal (442159; cnr RN 3 & Av Eva Perón) is 3km southwest of the center. Companies include El Pingüino (442169), Líder (442160), Bus Sur (442687), Andesmar (442195), Sportman (442595) and TAC (442042). Companies going to Chile include Ghisoni (442687), Pacheco (442765) and Tecni-Austral (442427). Taqsa (423130; www.taqsa.com.ar in Spanish; Estrada 71) beelines straight from the airport to Puerto Natales and El Calafate.

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Río Gallegos’ Stand International Airport (RGL; 442340) is 7km northwest of town. Airport tax is AR$6.

Aerolíneas Argentinas (422020/21; Av San Martín 545) flies daily to Buenos Aires (AR$675) and frequently to Ushuaia (AR$276). LADE (422316; Fagnano 53/57) flies several times a week to Río Grande (AR$114), El Calafate (AR$118), Como­doro Rivadavia (AR$184), Ushuaia (AR$174) and Buenos Aires (AR$318).

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