Travelling on the End of the World Train is one of the experiences to live in Ushuaia, which besides crossing a unique Fuegian landscape, is a journey through time and history.
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One of the places to visit because of its connection with the “End of the World” is the “Tren del Fin del Mundo” (End of the World Train). It was originally a steam train that ran from 1909 to 1952.
It was used to transport prisoners from Ushuaia penitentiary to Mount Susana, which is why it was called the prisoners’ train. In the woods, the prisoners had to cut down trees and obtain other materials that were used to heat with firewood different buildings in the city.
The original route of the train from Ushuaia to the mount was 25 km long.
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Travel on the End of the World Train
Nowadays, the End of the World Train is only used for tourist purposes and recreates the last 8 km of the original route. It runs with the old restored steam locomotives, and crosses different landscapes, starting at the End of the World Station, located on Route 3, on the way to Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Along the way, it borders the Pipo River and enters the Tierra del Fuego National Park. On the way you will see the old wooden bridge, a replica of an old indigenous settlement and the place where the prisoners used to cut down trees for firewood. The scenery along the train’s route is spectacular, with high mountains and the Fuegian forest as protagonists.
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The journey on the End of the World Train takes one hour. Then you have the option to get off at the last station and visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park on your own. If you take the train back and forth, returning to the End of the World Train Station, the total trip takes one hour and 45 minutes.
The End of the World Train tour includes a guide in Spanish, English and Portuguese, but the entrance fee to Tierra del Fuego National Park is not included.
📷 Take a look at these excursions to do the train tour with a local agency and make your reservation:
– Option 1: Tierra del Fuego, Southern Fuegian Railway and Beagle Channel.
– Option 2: End of the World Train plus Tierra del Fuego National Park.
The train runs all year round, with three departures per day, but depending on the season the timetable changes:
- From May to August: daily departures at 10am, 12:30pm and 3pm.
- From September to April: daily departures at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3 pm.
Fares on the End of the World Train 2021
|Over 13 years old(1): AR$ 3,200||Over 13 years old: AR$ 6,400||Over 13 years old: AR$ 7,550|
|From 4 to 12 years old(2): AR$ 1,600||From 4 to 12 years old(2): AR$ 3,200||From 4 to 12 years old(2): AR$ 3,750|
(2)From 0 to 3 years old: Free of charge
You can hire a VIP or Charter service to get to the station. Consult the official website of the End of the World Train.
The entrance fee to the National Park is not included. It can be purchased in cash on the day of the service, or by credit/debit card at the official website of Parques Nacionales (in Spanish).
Due to the high inflation in Argentina, prices can suffer constant increases. It is recommended to check the updated prices in the official websites. To consult how much it costs in dollars or euros, we leave an online converter (you can also check in your home currency):