Getting There & Away

The bus terminal is on the northeast side of town, nine long blocks and slightly uphill from San Martín and Av Oneto. Taxis are metered.

There are five daily departures to Comodoro Rivadavia (AR$400, four hours) with La Unión and Sportman. Sportman also goes to Río Gallegos (AR$1223, 13 hours) twice daily. Schedules change frequently; inquire at the bus terminal about departures.

Some 125km southeast of the RN 3 junction, RN 281 weaves through valleys of rippling pink rock, past guanacos in tufted grassland, to end at Puerto Deseado. If you’re thinking of getting off at godforsaken Fitz Roy (where locals claim the only thing to see is the wind!) to make progress toward Comodoro or Río Gallegos, think again: buses arrive at a demonic hour and the only place to crash is the campground behind Multirubro La Illusion.