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There are 3 ways to get from Montevideo to Rio Grande by bus or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Montevideo to Pelotas

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Bus via Chui

  1. Take the bus from Montevideo to Chuy
  2. Take the bus from Chuí to Pelotas

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Drive

  1. Drive from Montevideo to Rio Grande

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Montevideo to Rio Grande is to bus via Chui which costs $28 - $45 and takes 13h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Montevideo to Rio Grande is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 7h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Montevideo to Rio Grande. However, there are services departing from Montevideo and arriving at Rio Grande via Pelotas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 37m.

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The distance between Montevideo and Rio Grande is 496 km. The road distance is 568 km.

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The best way to get from Montevideo to Rio Grande without a car is to bus which takes 10h 37m and costs $50 - $65.

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It takes approximately 10h 37m to get from Montevideo to Rio Grande, including transfers.

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Montevideo to Rio Grande bus services, operated by EGA, depart from Montevideo station.

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Montevideo to Rio Grande bus services, operated by EGA, arrive at Pelotas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Montevideo to Rio Grande is 568 km. It takes approximately 7h 16m to drive from Montevideo to Rio Grande.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Rio Grande. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Montevideo to Rio Grande.
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  • Distance: 495.5 km
  • Duration: 10h 37m

What companies run services between Montevideo, Uruguay and Rio Grande, Brazil?

EGA operates a bus from Montevideo to Pelotas once daily. Tickets cost R$ 240 - R$ 310 and the journey takes 8h 30m. TTL - Transporte Turismo also services this route once a week.

Bus operators
EGA
Phone
+(598) 2-4025164
Website
ega.com.uy
Bus from Montevideo to Pelotas
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 240 - R$ 310
Schedules at
ega.com.uy
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Bed
R$ 330 - R$ 460
Regular
R$ 240 - R$ 310
TTL - Transporte Turismo
Rutas Del Sol
Phone
+598 2506 6060
Website
rutasdelsol.com.uy
Bus from Montevideo to Chuy
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 85 - R$ 130
Schedules at
rutasdelsol.com.uy
Book at
urubus.com.uy
COT
Phone
(+598) 2409 4949
Email
reservas@cot.com.uy
Website
cot.com.uy
Bus from Montevideo to Chuy
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 80 - R$ 110
Schedules at
cot.com.uy
Viajes Cynsa
Phone
+598 2402 5363
Bus from Montevideo - Terminal Tres Cruces to Chuy
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 102
Schedules at
nunez.com.uy
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