There are 6 ways to get from Montevideo to Buenos Aires by car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Car ferry  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the car ferry from Puerto Montevideo to Puerto Madero Montevideo-Buenos Aires

$3900 - $7000

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Bus  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Montevideo - Tres Cruces to Retiro Montevideo-Buenos Aires / ...

$1500 - $2300

4 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Montevideo to Colonia Montevideo / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Colonia to Puerto Madero Via Buenos Aires

Drive, bus and ferry  •  3h 31m

  1. Drive from Montevideo to Colonia
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Colonia to Puerto Madero Via Buenos Aires / ...

$3711 - $5307

Fly to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery  •  2h 52m

  1. Fly from Montevideo (MVD) to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP) MVD - AEP

$6086 - $24118

Fly to Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Montevideo (MVD) to Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini (EZE) MVD - EZE

$7006 - $18536

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The cheapest way to get from Montevideo to Buenos Aires is to bus which costs $25 - $40 and takes 7h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Montevideo to Buenos Aires is to car ferry which costs $65 - $120 and takes 2h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Montevideo - Tres Cruces and arriving at Retiro. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Puerto Montevideo and arriving at Puerto Madero. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 15m.

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The distance between Montevideo and Buenos Aires is 203 km.

The best way to get from Montevideo to Buenos Aires without a car is to car ferry which takes 2h 15m and costs $65 - $120.

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The car ferry from Puerto Montevideo to Puerto Madero takes 2h 15m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Montevideo to Buenos Aires bus services, operated by COT, depart from Montevideo station.

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The best way to get from Montevideo to Buenos Aires is to bus which takes 7h 53m and costs $25 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $100 - $420 and takes 2h 52m.

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The quickest flight from Montevideo Airport to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Montevideo to Buenos Aires.
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  • Distance: 202.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 15m

What companies run services between Montevideo, Uruguay and Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Cauvi operates a bus from Montevideo to Buenos Aires once daily. Tickets cost $1500 and the journey takes 7h 53m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Amaszonas and Amaszonas Uraguay fly from Montevideo to Buenos Aires 5 times a day.

Airlines
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Montevideo to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$8000 - $47000
Flights from Montevideo to Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$8500 - $31000
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Montevideo to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$4700 - $29000
Amaszonas Uraguay
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Montevideo to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$4700 - $29000
Bus operators
COT
Phone
(+598) 2409 4949
Email
reservas@cot.com.uy
Website
cot.com.uy
Bus from Montevideo to Colonia
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$550 - $700
Schedules at
cot.com.uy
Book at
cot.com.uy
Turil
Seacat Colonia
Phone
(05411) 4314-5100
Website
seacatcolonia.com
Bus and ferry from Colonia to Puerto Madero
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
seacatcolonia.com
Cauvi
Phone
+54 11 4314-4930 / 4314-6999 / 4301-3663
Email
cauvibue@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Montevideo - Tres Cruces to Retiro
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1500
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Condor Estrella
Phone
+54 (11) 4644-3516
Email
retiro@condorestrella.com.ar
Website
condorestrella.com.ar
Bus from Montevideo to Buenos Aires - Terminal Retiro
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1800 - $2300
Schedules at
condorestrella.com.ar
Book at
condorestrella.com.ar
Semi Bed
$1800 - $2100
Bed
$1900 - $2400
Pullman General Belgrano
Email
pgb@gralbelgrano.com.ar
Website
gralbelgrano.com.ar
Bus from Montevideo - Terminal Tres Cruces to Buenos Aires
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1700 - $2100
Schedules at
gralbelgrano.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Semi Bed
$1700 - $2100
Bed
$1900 - $2500
Buquebus
Phone
+54 11 4316-6530 / +54 11 2493-5214
Website
buquebus.com
Bus and ferry from Colonia to Puerto Madero
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2100 - $3000
Schedules at
buquebus.com
Book at
directferries.com
Tourist
$2100 - $2600
Business
$2991
Ferry operators
Buquebus
Phone
+54 11 4316-6530 / +54 11 2493-5214
Website
buquebus.com
Car ferry from Puerto Montevideo to Puerto Madero
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3900 - $7000
Schedules at
buquebus.com
Book at
directferries.com
Economy
$3900 - $5500
Tourist
$5400 - $5800
Bussines
$5800 - $6200
First
$6200 - $6700

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Montevideo to Buenos Aires bus services, operated by Seacat Colonia, arrive at Puerto Madero station.

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Amaszonas, Amaszonas Uraguay and Aerolíneas Argentinas offer flights from Montevideo Airport to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport.

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There are 3250+ hotels available in Buenos Aires. Prices start at $1796 ARS per night.

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The best way to get from Montevideo to Montevideo Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $1 - $2.

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