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Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

How much does it cost to travel to Ushuaia?

You should plan to spend around $12 (AR$9,875) per day on your vacation in Ushuaia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $2.27 (AR$1,886) on meals
  • $12 (AR$9,741) on hotels

A one week trip to Ushuaia for two people costs, on average, $167 (AR$138,254). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

In recent years, the Argentine Peso has been very unstable. Therefore, travel cost estimates can sometimes be inaccurate for this country.
  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $12
    AR$9,875
  • One Week Per person
    $83
    AR$69,127
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $167
    AR$138,254
  • One Month Per person
    $357
    AR$296,259
  • One Week For a couple
    $167
    AR$138,254
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $333
    AR$276,508
  • One Month For a couple
    $714
    AR$592,518
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Ushuaia cost?

A one week trip to Ushuaia usually costs around $83 (AR$69,127) for one person and $167 (AR$138,254) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Ushuaia on average costs around $167 (AR$138,254) for one person and $333 (AR$276,508) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Ushuaia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Ushuaia on average costs around $357 (AR$296,259) for one person and $714 (AR$592,518) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Ushuaia has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Ushuaia expensive to visit?

Ushuaia is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Argentina, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Ushuaia in depth.

Within South America, Ushuaia is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in South America for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Ushuaia.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Ushuaia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Ushuaia?

The average Ushuaia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Ushuaia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AR$9,741 ($12)
Food 2 AR$1,886 ($2)
Entertainment 1 AR$10,962 ($13)
Accommodation Budget in Ushuaia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Ushuaia is $5.87 (AR$4,871). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Ushuaia is $12 (AR$9,741). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $5.87
    AR$4,871
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $12
    AR$9,741

Hotel Prices in Ushuaia

Looking for a hotel in Ushuaia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Ushuaia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $122. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Food Budget in Ushuaia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Ushuaia can vary, the average cost of food in Ushuaia is $2.27 (AR$1,886) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Ushuaia should cost around $0.91 (AR$754) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Ushuaia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $2.27
    AR$1,886

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What did other people spend on Food in Ushuaia?

Typical prices for Food in Ushuaia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Ushuaia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Lunch for Two
    AR$51


Entertainment Budget in Ushuaia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Ushuaia typically cost an average of $13 (AR$10,962) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $13
    AR$10,962

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Ushuaia On a Budget
Ushuaia Ushuaia, Argentina
Ushuaia is a city on the Tierra del Fuego island of Argentina on the Beagle Strait. The city is considered to be one of the southernmost cities in the world and is often used as a base for cruises to Antarctica. Ushuaia's close proximity to Antarctica and their amazing hiking trails have made it a popular tourist destination over the past few decades.

Although Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, it doesn't get all that warm. During summer, from November through February, temperatures tend to stay around 50° Fahrenheit. March through October tend to get colder, with temperatures between 15-20 degrees. Ushuaia does experience a Patagonian climate, meaning they get very strong winds that often add a big wind chill factor.

Check out our ultimate guide to Traveling in Patagonia.
Sights
Ushuaia's best sights tend to be its museums, some of which are located in very interesting places, such as the Museo Maritimo. The Museo Maritimo is located in the old prison that was shut in the mid 20th Century and gives a history of the Tierra del Fuego island. Adjacent to the Maritimo is the Presidio, a museum dedicated to the historical military prison and features an entire wing with artwork from local artists.

The Museo del Fin del Mundo has the largest exhibit of birds from Tierra del Fuego, a figurehead of the sunken ship, Duchess of Albany, and a library dedicated to the history of Tierra del Fuego. Nearby is the Museo Mundo Yamana where you can learn about the original inhabitants of Ushuaia, the Yamana Indians. Here, you'll learn about the life, origins, and migration of the Yamana Indians as well as what drove them out of the area.
Neighborhoods
Ushuaia is a fairly small town, with the city center being the place where you'll find the major tourist attractions, accommodations, and restaurants. Maipu Street is where you'll find a few tour companies, such as Double Decker Ushuaia which has exclusive contracts with some areas of the city so you end up getting a great, in depth, tour of the city! Another interesting area to explore is the naval neighborhood located west of the city center. This is where the Argentina Navy, and some missionaries, were based and where you'll find beautiful remnants of their architecture.

Outside of the city center, you'll find the Tierra del Fuego National Park and the Martial Glacier. There are a couple of restaurants and accommodations at the glacier and just outside of the park.

Activities
One of the most popular activities in Ushuaia is the Martial Glacier who's summit provides incredible views of the city and the Beagle Channel. You can either take a chair lift to the Sendero del Bosque path then take a 15 to 20-minute walk to the summit. Or, you can hike from the base to the summit in about an hour, depending on experience level.

Another great spot for hiking is the Tierra del Fuego National Park, where you'll find many well-marked trails that range from small day trips to multi-day treks. There is a fee to enter the park, students receive a discounted rate.

One of the best ways to enjoy the sights is from the Beagle Channel on sailboat from Motonave Barracuda tour company. The sailing trip takes you through the channel where you'll get incredible views of the mountains and may catch a glimpse of the sea lions and penguins indigenous to the area. If you want your adventure on the water to last longer, you can book last minute cruises to Antarctica through Freestyle Adventure Travel Company.
Food and Dining
Due to Ushuaia becoming a major tourist area, cuisine here tends to be more international, with strong Western European inspiration such as Italian and French. Some restaurants, like Altos Resto combine these international dishes with traditional Patagonian cuisine. Patagonian food tends to focus on meat, especially lamb, and is often cooked over a spit. Smoked trout, smoked wild boar, cheese, and seafood are very popular Patagonian dishes. There are a decent number of bars in Ushuaia, most of them are pubs that have an Irish flare.

Transportation
The Malvinas Argentinas International Airport is near Ushuaia, with all flights being from Aerolineas Argentinas airline. Keep in mind that you must purchase your ticket in person from the Aerolineas Aegentinas office, they do not sell tickets online. Buses run from major cities in Argentina to Ushuaia, although this is often a 12 hour plus journey as you have to drive through Chile, back to Argentina, then take a ferry to Tierra del Fuego.

City buses are available, although they do not go to all attractions. There are tourist buses which you can arrange a ticket for at the tourist office or from your accommodation. Minibuses run daily from the city center to destinations such as Glacier Martial and the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Taxis, car rentals, and bicycle rentals are other popular options for getting around Ushuaia.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.