Uruguay Transportation

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Uruguay Transportation

  • Ferries/boat

    Montevideo Transportation

    It's possible to fly, of course, but I found the ferry to be a convenient and very pleasant alternative. Terminals in both cities are near the center, allowing you to avoid expensive and time consuming travel to the outlying airports, and the lines and formalities for the ferry are much less irritating and time consuming. Overall, the travel time...

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  • Busing it

    Montevideo Transportation

    The main bus terminal in Montevideo is located about 3km east from the historic centre. It's a very modern terminal with all the facilities you need such as left-luggage (free if you have a trip within 2 hours of depositing bags), an Internet cafe, a helpful tourist information, ATMs, a supermarket, cafes and a restaurant. Nearly all Uruguayan bus...

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  • By Taxi

    Montevideo Transportation

    There are lots of taxis infront of the airport. the first line of silver car infront of the doors were quick to get our attention,and business.We paid 990uR for the trip to town...the black and yellow cabs on the return triponly charged us 550UR...a $25.00 lesson.

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  • By Plane

    Montevideo Transportation

    If you are traveling to/from Buenos Aires central, I highly recommend that you take the ferry over the plane. If you book on Buquebus or BQB, the cost will be about the same as the high speed ferry. Honestly speaking, by the time you add the travel times the ferry is much faster and simplifies your travel by leaving from the center and arriving in...

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  • The Buque bus

    Reading some of the post I thought that going by ferry to Montevideo, Uruguay was going to be more complicated. It was actually very simple. I purchased my tickets ahead of time and my ferry was scheduled for 8am. I arrived about an hour earlier got my boarding passes and checked in my luggage. We then exchanged some money and went up to where we...

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  • DIFFICULT TO REACH BY PLANE...

    DIFFICULT TO REACH BY PLANE FROM EUROPE..BEST IN TRANSIT FROM BUENOS AIRES OR FROM BRASIL..EXCELLENT BUS-SYSTEM IN ALL THE COUNTRY

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  • Miami to MVD

    There are non-stop flights from Miami to Carrasco International Airport(MVD). It is an 8+hr flight.The airport is 11 miles to the east of Montevideo. A new terminal is currently being built and is due for completion in 2009.You will be bussed from your plane to the terminal. There you will go thru customs and then on to the duty free shop. There is...

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  • Buses

    Travelling between Uruguayan departments by bus is very comfortable and easy.There are many bus companies that run to all different cities across the country (and also to Brazil and Argentina). I was surprised by the Uruguayan bus services, even better than in Europe:Seats are big and comfortable, and the roads are good. I had very good experiences...

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  • a Montevideo, atravesando el Rio de la...

    Estuve 2 o 3 días. Viaje desde Buenos Aires a Montevideo, atravesando el rio de la Plata durante toda la noche. El regreso fue, en una embarcación rapida Aliscafe que 'flota' sobre el agua, en una travesia que duro menos de 2 horas.

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  • Bus from Montevideo to Valizas/Cabo...

    Some of the buses going from MVD to Valizas stop in Punta del Este, so you can hop on there. Unfortunately I can't find web info about schedules. The company doing that route and the phone number is: RUTAS DEL SOL - (00598 2) 403 46 57

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  • Ferry Buenos Aires - Montevideo/Colonia

    To go from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, Colonia or Punta del Este (and back) by ferry you have several options depending on time and kind of ferry. Check www.buquebus.com.uy or www.coloniaexpress.com.uy for timetables and prices.

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  • Montevideo - Fly in from Buenos Aires

    I needed to get away on a whim from Buenos Aires so I went to the Ferry Terminal to go to Uruguay. There was a storm warning for the Rio de la Plata and ferries were cancelled. No way I was going to return home with my weekender suitcase! I went to the airport and got a flight to Montevideo. It wasn't expensive and I was in a mood where nothing...

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  • Transportation Bs.As. - Montevideo

    To Bs.As. there are ferries on a daily basis, with several timetables. It's not a problem. To Rio, as far as I know there are no buses as it's a very long way. Some people go to to Porto Alegre or Florianopolis and then take another bus to Rio. You can check www.trescruces.com.uy (Montevideo bus terminal website) for buses timetables.Check...

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  • Alternative to Buquebus through Colonia

    There is a another boat alternative to taking the Buquebus through Colonia when travelling between Montevideo and Argentina. This involves a bus between Montevideo and Carmelo, a rapid Cacciola boat between Carmelo and Tigre and a bus between Tigre and Buenos Aires. The total cost is about $20 (US dollars) when bought as a complete package. By just...

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  • Rent a car for upcountry touring

    Buses are inexpensive, but their frequency between small towns leaves something to be desired. Plus you can not stop along the road to take a picture or make a side trip. I found Uruguay to be the country with the safest and easiest driving of all the countries I have visited. I actually found it to be a relaxing pleasure. I did not drive in...

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  • astonishing taxis and other means of...

    The Montevideo taxis are a show by themselves... I've never seen anything comparable in any other place.... first, the whole taxibusiness seems to be monopolized, at every taxi stand, there is a guy handing out a small piece of paper to the taxidriver once you are about to board the car.. No idea what this is for... All taxis look the same, same...

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  • having a boat

    fisherman, a very noble trade in Uruguay and a way to make a good living those days, the Atlantic a rough workplaceor at the Rio Tigre, seen here you can get a fair down the River from Carmelo to Argentina or vice versa, a great way to combine the two countries

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  • coming from Brazil, by Coach...

    coming from Brazil, by Coach on the Pan Americana..Highwayor by Plane from Porto Alegre rent a carplease feel free to copy this mapbe aware great distances have to be covered...from P.A./Brasil it took as over 12hours to arrive in Montevideo by Bus, have your passport handyby Plane these days..2 hours maybe

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  • Buquebus - ferry to Uruguay

    The best way to get to Uruguay from Buenos Aires is by ferry. Buquebus is the company that operates the ferries. The regular ferry takes 3 hours and leaves B.A. around 9:00am, arriving in Colonia at 1:00 pm (don't forget - Uruguay is one hour ahead of Argentina). The return boat leaves Colonia in the evening to go back to Buenos Aires. They also...

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  • Buses with "car" numbers?

    Uruguay has nice buses offering express service between its cities. Several companies serve the same destinations. It's all pretty straighforward, except for one confusing thing I had never encountered anywhere else before: the "car" (coche) number!Your bus ticket will have a seat number, as well as a car number. At first I thought this was weird,...

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  • Rent a scooter

    If you come to Uruguay from Buenos Aires on the ferry, walk out of the Buquebus terminal and cross the street. You can rent a scooter for about $15 U.S. for the entire day. They are in good condition, easy to use and they'll loan you a free helmet. The guy will even explain that you can't park on the main drag in the historical district. You will...

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  • Varig Airlines

    DO NOT take Varig airlines to get to Uruguay. It will probably be the cheapest, but there is a reason for that. I had several unpleasent experiences with this airline and I will never fly with them again.

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  • Leaving montevideo to brazil

    Be aware that getting from montevideo to brazil by bus is not only expensive but a very long journey. There are no direct buses to Rio de Janiero which is inconvient.We came from beunos aires and were hoping to stop over then head off, but it cost a lot and was a waste of time. If your heading through to brazil go via buenos aires and igwazu....

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  • La mejor forma de llegar a...

    La mejor forma de llegar a Uruguay es por buque y por auto. Otra forma de llegar a Uruguay es por avión. Si se va por auto desde Buenos Aires, hay que ir hasta Gualeguaychu (Provincia de Entre Ríos), cruzar el Río Paraná y asi seguir hasta el destino de Uruguay al que se quiere ir.

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  • Bus is a good way to get...

    Bus is a good way to get around. It costs about 70 cents or so (9.50 pesos last time I was there). There are a lot of buses, and they don't have their routes clearly marked. Ask a local which bus to take. Otherwise the taxis aren't too expensive. A trip across town might cost $4-5. Don't pay before you get to your destination, and don't try to...

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  • If you are in Argentina,...

    If you are in Argentina, Uruguay is an easy day trip. If you go from buenos Aires for just one day, I would go to Colonia del Sacramento, a very pretty old portuguese colonial town 1 hour by hydrofoil from Buenos Aires. The fast ferry to Montevideo, the capital, takes about 3 hours.

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  • There are two fast boats and...

    There are two fast boats and two slow boats per day between colonia in uruguay and buenos aires. the slow boats take 2h30 min and the fast boats take 50 minutes. the round trip fares are about 125 argentine pesos. there is minimal departure taxes on both ends.Colonia can be covered well on foot. and the pleasure is walking around cobblestoned...

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  • I took the plane from Germany...

    I took the plane from Germany to Argentina (Buenos Aires) and then the ferry-boat to Montevideo. The second possibility is a connecting flight. Unfortunately, Uruguay is not considered as being a main destination country in Latin America, so most flights go through Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro. But the ferry or the catamaran are still very good...

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  • I went to Uruguay by airplane...

    I went to Uruguay by airplane and inside Uruguay atook buses. If you came from Buenos Aires, you can take a airplane or a ship. It is a very short trip. 1 hourFrom Montevideo to Punta del Este a took a bus It takes almost 3 hours.

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  • You can reach the place in...

    You can reach the place in ferry from Buenos Aires, or by plane from almost every place in the western emisphere. Also can arrive to Punta del este by car crossing this 'Crazy Bridge' (but no so fast please, you can iron it)

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