Airfare to Ushuaia, Argentina
Ushuaia wouldn’t be much of a tourist city if it wasn’t for its proximity to Antarctica and outdoor attractions. However, business is booming and tourists can now find casinos, plenty of restaurants and a number of places to shop. Adventurers should bring their hiking boots and scale the Glacier Martial as well as wander around Tierra del Fuego.
Airfare to Ushuaia will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Punta Arenas, Chile. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Aerolineas Argentinas is the national airline. However, LAN Argentina and other airlines also stop in Ushuaia.
The most expensive air tickets to Ushuaia are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Punta Arenas, Chile and traveling overland to Ushuaia via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Ushuaia, check out BootsnAll’s Ushuaia Travel Guide.