Sleeping in Airports

Ushuaia Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ushuaia Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I had a very early flight and since it was so quiet, was able to sleep for about an hour. The staff were respectful of me lounging around and snoring loudly – snowshoecat

USH Airport Overview

ushuaia airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Ushuaia Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Ushuaia Airport (code: USH) handles domestic and seasonal flights. Amenities include a restaurant, a souvenir shops, and a duty-free. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

This airport seems to close nightly, after the day’s last flight until 6:00AM, so overnight stays may not be possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Ushuaia Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Fueguino Hotel Patagonico – (1 km from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Los Naranjos Hotel – (1 km from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Ushuaia Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

As of this update, there are no pay-per-use lounges at this airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Ushuaia Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Banco Provincia Tierra de Fuego, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, Main Hall.

Baby Care Facilities – A nursing room is available.

Baggage Trolley – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a kiosk selling souvenirs, magazines, etc.

Food & Drinks – The airport offers restaurants on the main and upper level. There is a bar available landside. Hours are not known; however, there are no 24 hour restaurants available.

Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit the airport information desk for assistance. Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall – Hours: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Rates: unknown.

Mobile Charging – A reader (July 2018) reports charging stations with both power outlets and USB ports are available.

Pharmacy – A drugstore is available which sells various items. Locations and hours are unknown, as of this update.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation.  If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Ushuaia airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • DAP • LADE • LATAM.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located onsite: Avis • Europcar • Hertz • Localiza.


Taxis and remises (privately-owned taxis) are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.