The small town of El Chaltén is 425 miles (685 km) north of Ushuaia, which sits at the very southern tip of the continent. The best way to travel down to Ushuaia is to drive to El Calafate and then fly to Tierra del Fuego's capital city.
This 14-day itinerary crisscrosses Argentina and takes you south to see the natural wonders of Ushuaia, El Calafate, and El Chaltén, then all the way north to see the breath-taking Iguazú Falls.
By Car/Bus and Plane
Duration: 6 hours
To travel from El Chaltén to Ushuaia, the first step is to get to El Calafate, a bigger city with a local airport. Travel options include private transfers, buses, or renting a car, and the journey takes about 3 hours.
Read more about traveling between El Chaltén and El Calafate.
From El Calafate, you can fly direct to Ushuaia with Aerolineas Argentinas. The trip takes about 1.5 hours. The Ushuaia Airport (USH) is only 4 miles (6 km) from the small city center, which is reachable by taxi or private transfer.
Read more about traveling between El Calafate and Ushuaia.