Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Patagonia
An average direct flight from the United Kingdom to Patagonia takes 34h 10m, covering a distance of 8009 miles. The most popular route is London - San Carlos de Bariloche with an average flight time of 32h 20m.
The cheapest ticket to Patagonia from the United Kingdom found in the last 72 hours was £646. The most popular route is London Heathrow to San Carlos de Bariloche Teniente Luis Candelaria and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was £901.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is San Carlos de Bariloche (27% of total searches to Patagonia). The next most popular destinations are Punta Arenas (27%) and Ushuaia (27%).Searches for flights to Balmaceda (9%) and to Temuco (9%) are also popular.
You can obtain local currency upon arrival at Ushuaia Airport – while there are no bureaux de change available for currency transactions, there are a few ATMS operated by Banco Provincia Tierra del Fuego which should dispense Argentinian pesos. You can find the ATMs in the Main Hall of the terminal building.
Since Patagonia is shared by two nations, it makes sense to know whether a visa is necessary. UK citizens do not require a visa for Argentina or Chile, and are allowed a stay of up to 90 days in both countries. There may be restrictions for some EU nationals, however, so you should check with your local embassy before making travel plans.
Los Glaciares National Park in the province of Santa Cruz is over 560 mi from Ushuaia Airport, so travel by air is the most convenient mode of transport unless you prefer to spend 11h on the road. Aerolineas Argentinas offers flights from Ushuaia to El Calafate Airport (FTE) which is closest to the park.
Perito Moreno is an Argentinian town in central Patagonia that is over 360 mi from Ushuaia. To get there after your flight to Patagonia, your best bet is to get a connecting flight from Ushuaia Airport to Perito Moreno Airport (PMQ). The famous Cueva de las Manos is about 106 mi south of Perito Moreno.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew and service were friendly. Flight was puntual. Super comfortable"
Pros: "Nice, clean and on time."
Cons: "Not charge extra money for luggage."
Pros: "Took us to Iguazu Falls! Best in the world! Amazing."
Cons: "It’s just a commuter flight..."
Pros: "Was on time, no turbulence and excellent landing"
Cons: "The luggage policy, is confusing since the drop off luggage is with extra cost. Unnecessary complications. The snack meal, really poor."
Cons: "No entertainment neither WiFi. Cheap sandwich."
Cons: "Moré films variety"
Pros: "Entertainment, crew and food"
Cons: "All ok"
Pros: "Was better organized"
Cons: "The food. Tasteless"
Pros: "We got there safe, so pilot was great."
Cons: "Flight delayed over 2 hrs with no explanation, flight attendants were not attentive when we called for them, food was not good."
Pros: "The quantity of food was pretty good. The entertainment options very fun."
Cons: "The announcement at 7am could have been avoided. It woke people up."
Pros: "Great crew comfortable on time"
Cons: "Very good service"
Cons: "Having some sort of entertainment for a 7 hour flight, having a reclining seat would’ve been nice, less than 4 hours of turbulence would’ve been nice."
Pros: "La amabilidad de la tripulacion"
Cons: "No hay entretimiento"
Cons: "Poor welcome attitude from the crew... no TV screen... no food unless it was served while I was asleep... But the plane did not fall down ! :-) To put it shortly, not a memorable flight..."
Pros: "I like the food, the service, the crew was nice as well."
Cons: "One of the staff members was really disrespectful and impolite. Really disappointed after flying for 11 hours straight."
Pros: "On time arrival. Efficient from checking to baggage reclaim."
Pros: "All in general.."
Cons: "Maybe the seat...lol... but all is ok....thanks"
Cons: "Flight was booked through United and had 4 stops. The second two were handled by aerolineas. There was a 48 hour strike in affect when I landed in Buenos Aires. My connection was canceled but I was not notified by anyone. I got stranded in Buenos Aires for 2 days. Not a fun way to start my trip."
Pros: "It got us to where we were going so we could have an awesome vacation."
Cons: "Don't forget to pick up your baggage in Buenos Aires and recheck it to your final destination if this is where you go through customs. We didn't and almost didn't have our cold weather gear for our Antarctic Cruise. Also, we had to leave the international terminal and walk a pretty long distance to the terminal for Ushuaia which was originally difficult to figure out as there wasn't a lot of signage"
Pros: "The crew was very professional and the connection to Salta was perfect. If you are traveling to Salta and don’t want to wait long , the best connecting flight from Miami Is the one that leaves Miami at 6:45 which arrives at Ezeiza at 4:15 am and connect to Salta at 6:00 am. I went thru immigrations and rechecked my baggage in less than 40 min. It was a great experience with smooth travel experience."
Pros: "Fast efficient... comfortable seats great crew"
Cons: "I think the menu could be better"
Pros: "Flight was on time, luggage arrived in good condition. Seats slightly more roomy than on newer planes. Staff pleasant. Good to get a small snack on a short flight! We had coffee and a soft drink, twice. We arrived at EZE airport from the US and were happy to take this flight without having to change airports for the domestic flight."
Cons: "Noisy plane. Not Aerolinea's fault, but I didn't like the walk to the terminal from our international flight."
Pros: "Entertainment was diverse and free."
Cons: "bathroom on the back of the plane didn't work, the one on the middle had a malfunctioning door. For a 9:30 Hs flight is unacceptable."
Pros: "Abordaje rapido y atención buena de los pilotos"
Cons: "No pude escoger mi comida, porque se les había acabado el pollo u la otra opción de almuerzo; así que me tiraron una bandeja que traía una pasta rebosada en grasa que me sentó mal durante el vuelo y obvio no quería pasta, quería optar por otra cosa. Únicamente se dio este almuerzo y no hubo una comida adicional o café a pesar de ser cerca de seis horas de vuelo."
Pros: "Profesional and warm attention of the crew."
Cons: "So much turbulence. Almost 1.5 hour. But thanks good, nothing that affected the security flight."
Pros: "Excellente staff and crew willing to help. Entertainment system works beautifully and really helped pass a 9-hour flight."
Cons: "Carry-on luggage requirements are different than what I am used to and was expecting. If I had known ahead of time, I would have organised my things differently. Please clarify this when sending flight confirmation."
Pros: "No extra charge for checked bags, and in flight drinks and snacks. This plane has video screens so the in flight entertainment was awesome."
Cons: "Only came by once on a 3.5 hour flight for drinks service."
Pros: "Orderly, professional service"
Pros: "Good service and food flight on time"
Cons: "The tiny seat and no much inclination"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "After our first Uber driver decided he didn’t want to take us to the airport, we found another one 15 min later. We arrived at the airport exactly 1 hour before the flight but after we had to be sent to the international counter, we were only 51 minutes before the flight. They wouldn’t let us even try to make the flight. When we went to customer service they charged $600 to change the flights - 2 tickets. What extortion. I was very disappointed."
Cons: "No food, only soft drinks. No entertainment No wifi"
Pros: "People were very nice"
Pros: "Airbus 340"
Cons: "food misdirected baggage"
Pros: "Smooth and comfortable flight. We were upgraded to business class....nice."
Cons: "The boarding process was confusing as they didn't announce in English always."
Pros: "Flight attendants bearly smile at you but overall the service was ok."
Cons: "I was looking to have a warm breakfast but instead the airline went with easy, cheap cold bread and sugar bars. Coffee was not good either. I felt cheated and fat after getting off. Flight attendants bearly smile at you but overall the service was ok."
Cons: "Planes do not have any entertaining facility at all. Basic version of Boing 737-800."
Pros: "I purchased a ticket for what I believed was a good dead from buenos Aires to bariloche through flight network.com and when I got to the airport the airline claimed they never received the money which ment I could not get on the plane. The airline representative only told me to contact the agency or if I wanted to buy another ticket for almost double the amount I originally payed for. Very useful...After being on hold for a total of two hours which made me miss my flight I gave up and went home after not having slept since it was an early flight and wasted about 30$ (dollars not pesos) on transportation to and from the airport."
Cons: "Nothing positive came of this experience"
Pros: "The modern airplanes, and exiting gate on time"
Cons: "The plane did not have entertainment screens or a radio to listen"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, great inclination of seats, lot of space between seats and very friendly crew members."
Cons: "Snacks were small for a 3 hours flight."
Pros: "Customer Service"
Pros: "In flight entertainment through wifi and smart phone."
Cons: "Late flight with no information on why there was a delay. Managed to catch the connecting flight but our luggage did not. No one gave us a lost luggage number so no one was able to tell us where our luggage was."
Cons: "They changed the date of my flight without telling me and then were kind of cruel about it when I asked what happened. I had to spend an extra day in Buenos Aires and go back to the airport the next day. I had scheduled a hostel in my destination and the hostel wasn't able to change my reservation but they charged me for the night anyway. I ended up camping in El Calafate, where it was very cold and rained all night."
Pros: "The flight itself was fine. However, it left at a much later time than scheduled and at a different airport in the city."
Cons: "Aerolineas Argentinas cancelled my morning fight the night before without explanation. There was very little information, and I was unable to call a representative because it was off-hours when I got my cancellation notice. When I arrived at the airport, they changed my flight to a much later time departing at a different airport in the city (although they did provide a free shuttle). If I have a choice in the future, I would avoid Aerolineas Argentinas."
Pros: "Delayed. This airline isn't good. Out of 6 flights, only 1 was on time."
Pros: "Left on time, plane was comfortable and clean and the crew was very polite."
Cons: "Meal was a bit small"
Pros: "I liked the size of the plane. It made boarding quick and easy and there was lots of space for carry-on luggage. I also liked the amount of space I had for my feet. I was surprised we got a little snack and I thought the crackers, chocolate cookie, and lemon cookie were great."
Cons: "I wish I had had a pillow to sleep with. There was also some extremely rough turbulence when leaving Buenos Aires heading south and it made me really nervous, and I normally never get nervous on flights."
Pros: "The free middle seat because the flight was not full."
Cons: "Bigger glass for wine"
Pros: "Free flight change."
Cons: "Meal selection was average."
Pros: "nothing, it was awful"
Cons: "4 hour delay for no reason, no vouchers for food or anything."
Cons: "suitcase came in torn, cut and did not want to compesate"
Pros: "Nothing much, really."
Cons: "Baggage handling. They lost one of my baggages and are giving me a hard time to get a refund."
Pros: "Very attentive and friendly personnel; efficient and timely boarding: surprisingly good meals"
Pros: "Crew was very kind"
Cons: "offering some free snacks and soda (3 hour flight, other than water, everything else is charged). An online entertainment system that actually works."
Pros: "The food and in-fight entertainment"
Cons: "Comfortable seats"
Pros: "Seats were newish, crew was very friendly"
Cons: "They mistakenly sent one of my bags on a later flight so I couldn't pick it up at the airport and instead need to wait for them to deliver it tomorrow"
Cons: "Offer refreshments"
Pros: "Window seat & no one sat next to me"
Cons: "Customer service at baggage check in desk. Very very poor and slow"
Cons: "This connection was 1 hour and 20 minutes and I was asked to pickup my luggage and do check-in again, when I arrived to the desk they said that I needed to be there 2 hours ago and just after arguing my connection situation they let my pass"
Pros: "Make you feel at home with the chilean way of beeing"
Cons: "The rates"
Pros: "Nothing. Passenger name could not be changed due to a mistake by you and lastminuite.com so I lost the flight and was not refunded the full amount! Bad service."
Cons: "If the passenger name was changed as requested and I would not lose the money."
Cons: "No food or drink. No entertainment"
Pros: "Low prices"
Cons: "Boarding process to chaotic and slow"
Pros: "Good entertainment and food. Cozy flight with quick boarding."
Cons: "Seats aren't very comfortable. That is the normal for pretty much every flight I have ever been on though."
Cons: "No wifi service"
Cons: "Delay meant I missed a meeting deadline."
Pros: "Flight and especialy landing was top noch"
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic. There was no entertainment nor food, so I cannot rate it"
Pros: "Smooth boarding. On time. Good crew."
Cons: "For a rather long flight, amazed that we had to pay even for water. This isn't a low cost airline! Painful lack of legroom (I'm 5'10"). When the kid in front of me leaned back it was like a hammer on my kneecaps."
Pros: "Rescheduled on to a different airline."
Cons: "They lost my bags"
Pros: "The planes were modern and up to date. Good food and friendly service"
Cons: "I loved it all!"
Cons: "They were unable to check my bag through my final destination thus I had to clear customs, secure my checked luggage, and recheck. If the agents had responded to my situation and taken charge, I would have made my connection."
Pros: "The crew service is excellent: prompt, efficient, and friendly. The free streaming inflight entertainment to use on your smartphone, tablet or laptop is a very nice feature on a 3-hour plus flight. The food for sale onboard is tasty and fresh. In my experience most domestic flights operated by Latam are on time."
Cons: "Latam crams its single-aisle Airbus fleet with one or two rows of seats too many: the seat space is crammed. The exception are the first three rows and exit rows, for extra pay or free for elite passengers. The first three rows have power outlets -nice and useful to watch streaming movies without draining your smartphone battery."
Cons: "I took 5 flights with LATAM during the last 2 weeks. All flights delayed over 1 hours for no reason."
Pros: "Crew was nice, good food, nice aircraft, good entertainment options."
Cons: "Late departure"
Cons: "Boarding was disorganized and confusing, no where to sit at gate."
Pros: "The upgraded me to first class!!!!"
Cons: "No complaints!"
Pros: "Everything was excellent."
Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "No leg room, seats go back too far"
Pros: "Good crew, decent service, edible food."
Cons: "Long delay between boarding and take off. Sat on the ground at Lima fo almost an hour. The map function did not work but good entertainment choices otherwise."
Pros: "Very friendly staff. Specially crew leader Sandra"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed and there were no meteorological problems, I finally arrived in LAX more than 2.5 hours late"
Pros: "They gave me and exit row."
Cons: "Turbulence, but that wasn't their fault."
Cons: "5 HOUR DELAY ON A ONE HOUR FLIGHT. LA 990 MPN/PUQ 10 DEC"
Pros: "What a nice surprise to be able to stretch out after a multi-leg international trip!"
Pros: "Avión silencioso"
Cons: "45 minutos de espera en tierra al aterrizar"
Cons: "Vuelo sobrevendido. Poco serios. Avión súper incómodo... su pitch es vergomzoso"
Pros: "I prefer being given my own bottle of water and wine, the cup sizes are too small. Food is ok, not great."
Pros: "Nice crew, helpful and friendly"
Cons: "Late boarding, no television or personal entertainment options, food was not so good."
Pros: "Friendly and efficient staff . No delays , always on time . Pilot is handsome too"
Cons: "Magazines are in Spanish language mostly :("
Pros: "The crew was very polite, but there was a flight attendant who didn't give my a glass of water that I requested."
Cons: "The food didn´t had flavour, tasted like nothing"
Pros: "Entertainment, service, food"
Cons: "Waiting in long lines in Miami to check in, over an hour. And then they let other passengers who came late for their flight go in front of me. At that point I thought that would be the first and last time I travel Latam."
Cons: "To short connection"
Pros: "Entertainement system, lightening system."
Cons: "Breakfast could be improved"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The crew seemed to ish they were somewhere else. I was in business class and had to beg for a drink after an hour of flying."
Pros: "Everything! :)"
Airlines flying to Patagonia have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Patagonia
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Patagonia
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Patagonia
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Patagonia
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Patagonia