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Uruguay, Getting There

AirplaneGetting There by Air: Montevideo Carrasco International Airport outside of Montevideo is  the main gateway to the world for travel by air in and out of Uruguay. Flights arrive daily from Western Europe, United States, Middle East as well as through out South America and Central America

Regular scheduled International air service is provided by:

  • Aerolinas Argentina
  • Varig
  • Tam
  • Lan Chile
  • British Airways
  • Swiss Air
  • American Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Lan Airlines 
  • Lufthansa
  • Alitalia
  • Lan Peru 
  • TACA
  • Iran Air
  • Air France
  • Emirates

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Main Airports

  • Montevideo Carrasco (MVD) Montevideo
  • Bella Union (BUV) Bella Union
  • Atigas International Airport (ATI) Artigas
  • Tacuarembo Airport (TAW) Tacuarembo
  • Colonia International Airport (CYR) Colonia
  • Rivera International Airport (RVY) Riviera
  • Tydeo Larre Borges Intl (PDU) Paysan

Departure Tax: Many countries charge a departure tax to leave the country whether by air or by boat. Check your tickets because in some countries this tax will be included in the ticket such as the Untied States. Most South American and Central American countries will charge a departure tax as you leave the country.

Montevideo International departures US $31 From Carrasco International Airport to Buenos Aires US $17

Flying Times: Montevideo Carrasco International Airport to Miami flying time would be about 9 hours, to New York flying time is approximately 11 hours and flights to western Europe run about 16 hours.


  • Getting There By Water: Montevideo is the main port

Several ferry boats and Hydrofoils are available for the many river crossing into neighboring Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Daily ferries to/from Colonia in Uruguay to Buenos Aires cost around US $18-24.00 (one way, three hours travel time) and hydrofoils around US $31-41.00 (one way, travel time one hour), with direct bus connections to Montevideo (three hours more).

Daily high-speed ferries between Buenos Aires and Montevideo cost US $54-70.00 (one way, three hours travel time).



Getting there by Train: Uruguay has no international train service with its neighboring countries.


Getting There by Car or Bus: International bus service to adjoining countries are available from the capital of Montevideo as well as major cities through out Uruguay Many roads and bridge crossings are available into surrounding countries of Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia  as well as ferry boat service across the many rivers.

It is advised at time of travel to check with your local Embassy on the road conditions and safety in the area of travel.


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