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Getting there & around

The most common overland route from Patagonia is via the ferry crossing at Punta Delgada. Unlike the rest of Argentina, Tierra del Fuego has no designated provincial highways, but has secondary roads known as rutas complementarias, modified by a lowercase letter. References to such roads are given as ‘RC-a, ’ for example.

If renting a car in mainland Argentina, be aware that you must cross in and out of Chile a couple of times to reach Tierra del Fuego, and that this requires special documents and additional international insurance coverage. Most rental agencies can arrange this paperwork if given advance notice.

Visitors can fly into Río Grande or Ushuaia. Buses take the ferry from Chile’s Punta Delgada; all pass through Río Grande before arriving to Ushuaia.