Arrival to Montevideo

By Plane

Montevideo has an international airport about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the city center: Aeropuerto de Carrasco – Montevideo (MVD). American Airlines, GOL, TAM, LAN and Iberia are only a few airlines that offer direct flights from destinations around the world, including Miami, Madrid, Lima, São Paolo, Santiago and Asuncián.

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The airport is connected to the city center by bus and taxi. The bus services leave from the airport and arrive at the Terminal Tres Cruces, walking distance to the city center. Taxis cost around USD$40.00 or choose our airport pickup for your convenience.

By Bus

Terminal Tres Cruces is an international bus terminal close to the city center in Montevideo with frequent services to Mendoza, Santa Fe and Corrientes in Argentina and bi-weekly services to Santiago,
Chile and Asunción, Paraguay.

By Boat

Montevideo is located across the Rio de Plata from the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. Buquebus offers a direct ferry service from Montevideo to Buenos Aires. The trip from Montevideo to Buenos Aires takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes. This option has a cost of about US$75.00.

Buquebus and Colonia Express offer bus services to Colonia followed by a ferry to Buenos Aires. This service takes about 4 hours in total.

Transportation in Montevideo

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Montevideo is the largest city and the capital of Uruguay. It has various transportation options to help you get around and explore the city.

By Bus

The bus system in Montevideo is very reliable and easy to use. Montevideo Bus is a useful website when planning your journeys. Each journey costs a little less than US$1.00 and you will be expected to pay the driver or his assistant. You will be given a receipt which you should keep for the duration of your journey.

By Taxi

Taxis are a more expensive option for transport around Montevideo. They run on a meter and are very transparent when charging passengers. They work with a chart to calculate the price per distance. Tipping is not expected. Taxi fares usually increase at night and on Sundays.

By Car

Renting a car is a great option for those who prefer more freedom and affordable if it is booked ahead of schedule. Agencies at the airport and ferry terminal tend to charge higher rates. Be sure to check out these agencies in more central areas of the city: Multicar and Punta Car.

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