Getting There & Away

Taxi fares here shared between groups can be the same price as bus tickets. Private tour buses also make the trip.

The most touristy and, beyond jogging, the slowest way to the park, El Tren del Fin del Mundo originally carted prisoners to work camps. It departs (without the convicts) from the Estación del Fin del Mundo, 8km west of Ushuaia, three or four times daily in summer and once or twice daily in winter.

The one-hour, scenic narrow-gauge train ride has historical explanations in English and Spanish. Reservations are needed in January and February, when cruise-ship tours take over. You can take it one way and return via minibus, though the train fare is the same one way or round-trip.

Hitchhiking to the park is feasible, but many cars may already be full.