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Air

Punta Arenas' airport (PUQ) is 21km north of town.

Aerovías DAP offers Antarctica tours (full day US$5500), charter flights over Cabo de Hornos and to other Patagonian destinations, including Ushuaia and El Calafate, Argentina. From November to March, flights run to Porvenir (CH$55,000 round-trip) Monday through Saturday several times daily, to Pampa Guanaco in Tierra del Fuego, and to Puerto Williams (CH$143,000 round-trip) Monday through Saturday at 10am. Luggage is limited to 10kg per person.

Sky Airline and LATAM serve Puerto Montt and Santiago. At the time of writing, LATAM was expected to add flights to Ushuaia. Aerolineas Argentinas has flights within and sometimes to Argentina.

Boat

Transbordador Austral Broom operates three ferries to Tierra del Fuego. The car and passenger ferry to/from Porvenir (CH$6200/39,800 per person/vehicle, 2½ to four hours) usually leaves at 9am but has some afternoon departures; check the current online schedule. From Punta Arenas, it's faster to do the Primera Angostura crossing (CH$1700/15,000 per person/vehicle, 20 minutes), northeast of Punta Arenas, which sails every 90 minutes between 8:30am and 11:45pm. Broom sets sail for Isla Navarino's Puerto Williams (reclining seat/bunk CH$108,000/151,000 including meals, 30 hours) three or four times per month on Thursday only, returning Saturday.

Cruceros Australis runs luxurious four-day and five-day sightseeing cruises to Ushuaia and back. Turismo Comapa handles local bookings.

Bus

Buses depart from company offices, most within a block or two of Av Colón. Buy tickets several hours (if not days) in advance. The Central de Pasajeros is the closest thing to a central booking office.

For Puerto Natales, try Buses Fernández or Bus Sur.

For Argentina, try Buses Ghisoni, Buses Pacheco and Tecni-Austral.

For Chile's Lake District, try Cruz del Sur.

Daily destinations and companies include the following: Punta Arenas

Osorno

Cost (CH$)

35,000

Duration (hr)

30

Puerto Natales

Cost (CH$)

7000

Duration (hr)

3

Río Gallegos

Cost (CH$)

20,000

Duration (hr)

5-8

Río Grande

Cost (CH$)

30,000

Duration (hr)

7

Ushuaia

Cost (CH$)

35,000

Duration (hr)

10