Train ride in Ushuaia: check out tips and information about the End of the World Train ride, in Tierra del Fuego National Park

Also known as the “Train of Prisoners”, the End of the World Train is located in Tierra del Fuego National Park and began operating in 1909.

In the past, its main function was to transport inmates from an old maximum security penitentiary that existed in the city of Ushuaia, at the southern end of the Argentine Patagonia.

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These prisoners worked in different activities, including the extraction of trees in the forests of the region, to heat the houses in the city. In 1952 the train was deactivated and was closed until 1995, when the company Tranex Turismo decided to reactivate one of the iconic symbols of Ushuaia and put a replica of the prisoners' train to run in order to become a tourist attraction in the destination.

Train ride in Ushuaia

Today the End of the World Train is one of the must-see attractions of Ushuaia and runs the last 7 km of the original route, starting at Estação do End of the world, which is at the end of Ruta 3, one of the main national routes in Argentina, starting in the city of Buenos Aires and ending in the extreme south of the country, in Tierra del Fuego.

The trip passes through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the region and lasts an average of 1h45min, with 1 hour going and 45 min direct return, without stops. During the tour, in addition to admiring stunning landscapes of the Argentine Patagonia such as snowy mountains, rivers, lakes, hills, waterfalls and forests, the visitor will also get to know a little more about the history and foundation of the city.

The tour has a stop at the Cascata La Macarena Station, where it is possible to discover two attractions: a charming viewpoint overlooking the Pipo River valley overlooking the source of the Cascata La Macarena and a reconstruction of the settlement of the Yámanas, the first indigenous peoples who inhabited the region.

The landscapes covered by the End of the World Train change throughout the year, according to the season. During the summer the fields and forests are brushed by incredible shades of green, in the autumn the scenery transforms and the color changes to yellow and red. The coldest time of the year, on the other hand, is accompanied by temperatures that reach -10°C, covering the entire scenario with snow, making the destination even more charming.

Entrance to the railroad of the train ride in Ushuaia. Photo: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo

Photo: Sergio Avelino Campagnolo

Train ride during the summer. Photo: Vera Amaral

Train ride in Ushuaia. Photo: Transmundi operator

Snow-covered landscapes during winter. Photo: Leandro Müller Rodrigues

Photo: Mario Casarin


Promotional Season (from May 1st to August 31st)
10:00 am. End of the World Station (CONFIRMED)
12:00 Hs End of the World Station (CONDITIONAL to a minimum of passengers)
15:00 pm. End of the World Station (CONFIRMED)

High Season (from the 1st of September to the 30th of April)
9:30 am. End of the World Station (CONFIRMED)
12:00 pm. End of the World Station (CONDITIONAL to a minimum of passengers)
15:00 pm. End of the World Station (CONFIRMED)


The train operates 365 days a year, at different times according to the time of year.
Duration: 60 minutes one way.
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