Train Del Fin Del Mundo

Step Back in Time on a Steam Train

A Historic & Cultural Experience

Explore Tierra Del Fuego National Park

Ride a Vintage Steam Locomotive Into Tierra Del Fuego National Park

Add the train ride onto the Tierra Del Fuego National Park(opens in a new tab) or do it as a stand alone tour. After 40 years of inactivity, the Tren Del Fin Del Mundo reopened in 1994. Visitors can now experience this historical track into Tierra Del Fuego National Park. From your elegant passenger car, enjoy stunning 360-degree views of inaccessible areas of the Natural Park. As you ride, a guide will provide historic information about the route, as well as the penal colony of Ushuaia and the prisoners who used this train to gather materials and go to work in the woods.

Highlights

The world’s most southerly train provides a unique experience with stunning 360-degree views as you enter the National Park.

Ride the rails and step back in time on a historic, steam locomotive, originally used by prisoners housed in the penitentiary in Ushuaia.

A local guide will provide historical context and naturalist interpretation, as you ride.

Transfer to and from the train station in Drake’s comfortable passenger van.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

Price

Tourist class
Added onto a regularly priced tour:
US$45 per adult
US$25 for children (4 – 12 years old)

Stand alone:
US$65 per adult
US$35 per child (4 – 12 years old)

Superior and Premium Class
Available on request starting at US$90 per adult, which includes food and beverage.


Departure time

The train departs daily at 09:00, 12:00, and 15:00
The pickup time will be arranged on booking


Meeting point

Your hotel or accommodation


Availability

Daily, mid-October through late-March


Duration

1.5 hours on the train
2.5 hours door to door


Group size

Any


Difficulty level

Easy


Included

  • Train ticket
  • Transfers to and from the station
  • National Park entrance fee (approximately 5 USD)

Not included

  • Snacks

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Camera
  • Water bottle 
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars (if you have them)

Staff

Driver


Good to know

Add the Tren Del Fin Del Mundo on to your Drake’s Tierra Del Fuego National Park Tour, for the complete Tierra Del Fuego experience.  


About the weather

The weather in Ushuaia can change by the minute! Please be ready for all types of weather and note that our itinerary may change due to the conditions.

Trip Overview

We’ll pick you up at your hotel in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. In our comfortable van, we’ll head west toward Tierra Del Fuego National Park. As we drive, we’ll glimpse dazzling views of the Ushuaia Bay and the Beagle Channel. Your eco-tour guide will also provide some history and facts of the natural history of the area. The main train station is located outside the National Park and train-goers will ride the rails into the park. From your elegant passenger car, enjoy vistas of inaccessible areas of the Park, the Pipo River zigzags below, as we pass a tree cemetery, the Macarena waterfall, and majestic lenga forests.

This vintage steam locomotive lay in hibernation for 40 years, before reopening in 1994. Today, tourists can experience the prisoners’ old route. Along the way, a guide will explain Ushuaia’s unique history. Located on an isolated island in the south, the city was founded around a Penitentiary. This southerly destination was once a banishing point for murders and political rivals and these prisoners of the penitentiary used to take this train to collect building materials, such as wood and stone, and work in the forest. Historic analysis on the train is available in seven languages.

Want More History on the Founding of Ushuaia?

Consider taking Drake’s Full City Tour(opens in a new tab), which includes a stop at the Ex-Penitentiary Museum in Ushuaia for a deeper look into the lives of these southernly exiles.

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