There are several national telephone companies with branches in the town, many in Avenida San Martin. They have phone, fax and (slow) internet connections.
Most of the banks have ATM machines and accept credit cards. There are also several foreign exchange offices, but many shops and supermarkets accept US currency, often at a good rate of exchange.
Best provisioning is at Centro Comercial out of town, which has a large well-stocked supermarket. Food shops: Casa Tía, La Anónima, La Victoria all offer free delivery to the yacht for purchases over $60.
A new branch of "La Anónima" supermarket opened in San Martín at Onas. It is the nearest supermarket to the yacht clubs.
The airport is a 10 minute taxi ride from downtown, 4km southwest of downtown on the peninsula across from the waterfront. There are daily flights to the rest of the country.
It's easiest to catch a taxi to/from the airport. Taxis can also be chartered by the hour.
There's also a local bus service along Av Maipú.
DTT (San Martín 1258) rents bikes for a reasonable daily rate.
The best rates for hiring compact cars are with C2, Tagle Rent A Car and Localiza. Drop-off fees may not be charged in other parts of Argentine Tierra del Fuego.
With its end-of-the-world exclusivity, Ushuaia is generally more expensive than other Argentine cities. Visitors will find a decent range of options though lodging across the board becomes scarce in January and February and during early March's Fin del Mundo Marathon.
Fireworks and parades mark the shortest day of the year, and the beginning of Ushuaia's snow season is celebrated in July with a festival and popular cross-country snow walk. In December, businesses close early and people fill the main street as colorful troupes celebrate the Christmas carnival.
Tierra del Fuego National Park to see Lapataia Bay; the park can be reached on the End of the World Train (Tren del Fin del Mundo) from Ushuaia.
The city has a museum of Yamana, English, and Argentine settlement, including its years as a prison colony.
Wildlife attractions include local birds, penguins and orcas as seen on the islands in the Beagle Channel.
There are daily bus tours to Harberton, the estancia of the Bridges family. Some tours also visit the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, known as the Lighthouse at the End of the World (Faro del fin del mundo) — although it is not the same lighthouse as the one made famous by Jules Verne in the novel of the same name.
There are a number of ski areas nearby, like Cerro Castor and Glaciar Martial. The glacier is also a tourist destination during the summer months, when the chairlift operates in both directions. Hiking trails lead from the city's edge to the base of the glacier, which has shrunk dramatically over the past century, as shown in photographs on display.