For the ultimate end-of-the-earth adventure, ride the world’s southernmost train to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Leave from outside Ushuaia and follow the historic convict train route, passing beech forests, peat bogs, and reminders of the timber-felling worksites of Ushuaia prisoners from 1901 to 1941.
The hourlong train ride to Tierra del Fuego National Park departs three times per day in heated coaches with large windows perfect for viewing the passing scenery. An onboard audio tour in English, Spanish, and Portuguese offers a history of the convict train. Combine your train ticket with a half-day tour of the national park for a hassle-free day trip from Ushuaia.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The train is a must-do for families with kids and history buffs.
- A one-way train ride lasts about an hour and round-trip transport takes an hour and 45 minutes.
- The price of the train ticket does not include entrance to the national park.
- Don’t forget to dress in layers; the train is heated but it’s often chilly outside.
How to Get There
The Tren del Fin del Mundo's station is located 5 miles (8 kilometers) outside Ushuaia. The easiest way to get there is by car or taxi; it’s about a 25-minute drive.
When to Get There
The End of the World Train operates yearlong, even during periods of heavy snow. Riders can choose from three departures daily. Much of the national park is closed between June and September.
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Measuring 232 square miles (601 square kilometers), there’s plenty to explore within Tierra del Fuego National Park. Visit Lago Roca, a lake surrounded by mountain peaks, or trek through peat bogs and native forests. The views from the top of Cerro Guanaco are well worth the climb.