Train to the End of the World

By | March 15, 2022

Our first tour in the southernmost city of Argentina – Ushuaia

The Heritage Train ride to the End of the World (Spanish: El Tren del Fin del Mundo) is operated by the Southern Fuegian Railway (Spanish: Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino (FCAF)) featuring the scenic Pico Valley, Rio and the cascading Macarena waterfalls.

The 500 mm gauge steam railway in Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina was originally built as a freight line to serve the prison of Ushuaia, specifically to transport timber. It now operates as a heritage railway into the Tierra del Fuego National Park and is considered the southernmost functioning railway in the world.

Services leave from the ‘End of the World’ station (about 10 km west of Ushuaia’s Airport and immediately west of the Ushuaia Golf Club). The route takes passengers along the Pico Valley in the Toro gorge and to Cascada de la Macarena station where visitors are able to learn about the Yámana people and climb to a viewpoint at a 15-minute stop. The train then enters the national park and the forest, travelling through the valley below the mountains, reaching El Parque station where tourists can return by coach or train.

The train ride takes about an hour and half with a 15 minute stop at Cascada de la Macarena station where you get to walk the steps to the upper and the lower waterfalls. 

If you visit Ushuaia, we recommend you take this heritage train ride and enjoy the beauty of the land.