You can access to Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region either by land, air or sea.
Flights arrive to Patagonia city capital, Punta Arenas from Santiago, Chile's city capital, and Puerto Montt.
By land it is necessary to cross Argentinean territory. There are enabled five border crossings, Monte Aymond, Rio Don Guillermo, Casas Viejas, Dorotea, and San Sebastian at Tierra del Fuego.
By sea, ships sail through Patagonian channels from Puerto Montt.
HOW TO GET TO PUNTA ARENAS
Flights from Santiago, Puerto Montt or Falkland Islands (England) and in high season from the city of Ushuaia (Argentina) land at Carlos Ibañez del Campo international airport of Punta Arenas, located 20 kms. north of the Patagonian capital city. From the airport to downtown Punta Arenas, by Route 9, the north highway, the estimated time is 25 to 30 minutes.
At the airport there are buses, minicabs and taxis transporting passengers to the city or other places as request.
There also are regional flights from Porvenir and Puerto Williams. Connections also exist with the Argentinean cities from Calafate, Río Grande and Ushuaia.
Most of vehicles coming from other Chilean regions or Argentina enter Magallanes using the Route 255, Monte Aymond - Punta Arenas, after traveling by Argentinean territory.
There are regular overland transportation companies that run between Punta Arenas and Osorno by this route in about 36 hours going across Argentinean territory.
HOW TO GET TO PUERTO NATALES
The main overland access is by Route 9, Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales. Other choices are border crossings of Casas Viejas, Dorotea and Rio Don Guillermo, open the whole year.
It is possible to get to Puerto Natales from Puerto Montt on a ferry specially equipped to transport passengers, vehicles and cargo. The journey lasts four days and three nights and there is a round trip weekly.
HOW TO GET TO PORVENIR
Porvenir is the capital city of Tierra del Fuego Province.
There is an airline with more than a daily frequency between Punta Arenas and Porvenir. The flight lasts approx. 15 minutes in Twin Otter or Cessna planes, according to the demand..
To reach Porvenir, at Tierra del Fuego, it is necessary to cross the Magellan Strait aboard ferries equipped for passengers and vehicles, that sails from Tres Puentes pier, in Punta Arenas, or from Primera Angostura, 170 km. far from Punta Arenas.
The trip from Tres Puentes lasts 3 hours and there is a round trip frequency everyday in high season (November to February). From March to October there is no ferry on Thursdays.
The trip from Primera Angostura lasts about 25 minutes and it has several daily frequencies.
HOW TO GET TO PUERTO WILLIAMS
Puerto Williams is the main city of Chilean Antarctic province.
There are regular flights from Punta Arenas in high season and three weekly in low season in Twin Otter or Cessna planes.
A ship sails with passengers and cargo from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams every Wednesday returning on Fridays. The trip lasts about 36 hours.
It is possible to cross the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia (Argentina) by ships such as swift-sailings and boats.
HOW TO GET TO PUERTO EDEN
Puerto Eden can be reached only by seaway aboard the Navimag ferry.
From Puerto Montt, north to south, the journey through the channels lasts 2 days. From Puerto Natales, south to north, the journey lasts only 1 day.
The ferry sails from Puerto Natales on Fridays and from Puerto Montt on Tuesdays.