There are 6 ways to get from Montevideo to La Plata by car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Carferry, bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the carferry from Puerto Montevideo to Puerto Madero Montevideo-Buenos Aires
  2. Take the bus from Lavalle to Terminal de Omnibus de La Plata 195H / ...

$91 - $155

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Carferry, drive  •  3 h

  1. Take the carferry from Puerto Montevideo to Puerto Madero Montevideo-Buenos Aires / ...
  2. Drive from Puerto Madero to La Plata

$33 - $170

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Carferry, bus via Brasil y Azopardo  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the carferry from Puerto Montevideo to Puerto Madero Montevideo-Buenos Aires
  2. Take the bus from Brasil y Azopardo to Plaza Paso 195F

$91 - $155

Bus, bus and ferry  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Montevideo to Colonia 1
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Colonia to Puerto Madero
  3. Take the bus from Lavalle to Terminal de Omnibus de La Plata

Busferry, bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the busferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires
  2. Take the bus from Brasil y Azopardo to Plaza Paso 195F

$47 - $66

Fly, shuttle  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Montevideo (MVD) to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP) MVD - AEP
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Buenos Aires - 9 de Julio to La Plata - Plaza Rocha

$108 - $418

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Montevideo to La Plata. However, there are services departing from Montevideo and arriving at Terminal de Omnibus de La Plata via Colonia, Av. Eduardo Madero 716 and Lavalle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 8 min.

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The distance between Montevideo and La Plata is 161 km.

The best way to get from Montevideo to La Plata without a car is to carferry and bus which takes 3 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Montevideo to La Plata, including transfers.

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Montevideo to La Plata bus services, operated by COT, depart from Montevideo station.

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The quickest flight from Montevideo Airport to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Montevideo to La Plata bus services, operated by Metropol, arrive at Terminal de Omnibus de La Plata station.

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

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There are 161+ hotels available in La Plata. Prices start at $30 USD 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 .

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Map of how to get from Montevideo to La Plata.
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  • Distance: 100.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

What companies run services between Montevideo, Uruguay and La Plata, Argentina?

There is no direct connection from Montevideo to La Plata. However, you can take the carferry to Puerto Madero, take the walk to Av. Eduardo Madero 716, take the bus to Av. Eduardo Madero 430, take the walk to Lavalle, then take the bus to Terminal de Omnibus de La Plata. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Montevideo to La Plata via Puerto Madero, Av. Eduardo Madero 716, Av. Ingeniero Huergo 1347, and Brasil y Azopardo in around 4 h 6 min.

Airlines
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Montevideo to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Montevideo to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Montevideo to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery via Punta Del Este
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Bus operators
Metropol
Phone
0800-222-6798 | 0800-222-6565
Email
info@metropol.com.ar
Website
metropol.com.ar
Bus from Lavalle to Terminal de Omnibus de La Plata
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metropol.com.ar
Bus from Brasil y Azopardo to Plaza Paso
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metropol.com.ar
COT
Phone
(+598) 2409 4949
Email
reservas@cot.com.uy
Website
cot.com.uy
Bus from Montevideo to Colonia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
cot.com.uy
Buquebus
Phone
+54 11 4316-6530 / +54 11 2493-5214
Website
buquebus.com
Bus and ferry from Colonia to Puerto Madero
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
buquebus.com
Book at
directferries.com
Seacat Colonia
Phone
(05411) 4314-5100
Website
seacatcolonia.com
Bus and ferry from Colonia to Puerto Madero
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
seacatcolonia.com
Colonia Express
Phone
+54 11 4317 4100
Website
coloniaexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
argentina.coloniaexpress.com
Book at
directferries.com
Economy
$46
Express
$51
Classic
$64
La Plata VIP
Phone
+54 11 1533493214 / 1553043695 /
Email
contacto@laplatavip.com
Website
laplatavip.com
Shuttle from Buenos Aires - 9 de Julio to La Plata - Plaza Rocha
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
laplatavip.com
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
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Schedules at
buquebus.com
Book at
directferries.com
Economy
$85 - $110
Tourist
$110 - $130
Bussines
$144
First
$153
Seacat Colonia
Phone
(05411) 4314-5100
Website
seacatcolonia.com
Car ferry from Montevideo to Puerto Madero
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
seacatcolonia.com
Economy
$28
Flexible
$34
Full
$41
Plus
$45

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