Useful Information for travelers

  Weather

No matter the season of the year, Ushuaia weather is almost unpredictable even during the day. In summer, the average temperature is 9, 6 °C and days are longer reaching almost 18 hours-daylight. In autumn (unique for the forests’ colours) days are cold but also sunny with brisk. Lower temperatures are registered by the end of July and beginning of August with an average of 1°C. In winter, there are only 7 or 8 hours-daylight but days tend to be bright and shiny. Spring is mostly windy and changeable.

  Clothing

When you pack, beyond your personal taste and use, it is convenient to include warm, waterproof jackets, fleece polar sweaters, trainers or trekking shoes to wear when necessary.

  Currency

The argentinian peso is the national currency with official circulation. Coins (centavos) go from AR$ 0,25 to AR$ 2 while bills go from AR$ 5 to AR$ 1000. The exchange currency with respect to US dollars is fluctuating. We recommend checking rates at Banco de la Nación Argentina www.bna.com.ar or Banco de Tierra del Fuego, www.bancotdf.com.ar.

For money exchange at the previously mentioned banks (US dollar or euros), you must show you DNI if you are Argentine or your passport if you are foreigner. Argentine passengers can exchange money at any local bank as long as they’re clients in their residency area . For other current exchange, there is an exchange house in the city. Ushuaia also counts with a large net of ATMs that extend money bills only on the local currency.

Bank timetables: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.-

Exchange House timetables: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm.-

  Communications

Ushuaia offers WiFi service in almost every establishment in the city. There are also a few call shops/locutorios in the city center with internet access to make local, national and international calls.

  Shops Timetables

Shops are usually open from 09.30 am to 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

Restaurants are usually open from 12 pm to 3 pm and 7 pm to 11.30 pm.

  Mail Office

Most private or public mail companies in Argentina have a branch office in Ushuaia. Correo Argentino is located on the corner of San Martin and Gobernador Godoy and the rest of the companies have mail boxes at different points in the center of the city.

  Transport

Ushuaia has 3 public bus lines A; B and C. The service works with SUBE card. We suggest downloading Mi Bondi App available for IOS and Android with useful information like bus stops locations and arrival times.

Taxi service is ran with clock. Remises have a fixed rate and are hired through telephone calls only.