Buenos Aires to Montevideo Ferry

The Buenos Aires Montevideo ferry route connects Argentina with Uruguay and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Buquebus service runs up to 9 times per week with a sailing duration of around 2 hours 45 minutes while the Colonia Express service runs up to 3 times per week with a duration from 4 hr 45 min.

So that’s a combined 12 sailings on offer per week on the Buenos Aires Montevideo route between Argentina and Uruguay. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Buenos Aires - Montevideo Ferry Operators

  • Buquebus
    • 9 Sailings Weekly 2 hr 45 min
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  • Colonia Express
    • 3 Sailings Weekly 4 hr 45 min
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Buenos Aires Montevideo Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Buenos Aires Montevideo route is a car and 1 passenger.

Buenos Aires Montevideo Ferry reviews

  • "Excellent experience, would definitely use them again"

    We rode round-trip from Buenos Aires to Colonial del Sacramento. The ferry was modern, clean, spacious, and comfortable, with near-airline type seats. It left spot on time, arrived on time, and the transfer to the bus (we booked all the way through to Montevideo) was smooth. The bus was also very nice. Other people have left reviews dissing them, but I didn't see any of the problems they complained about. We would use them again without hesitation. (We're a family of 5 from Boston. We don't speak Spanish, but that wasn't a problem at all.)

    'Jonathan Harris' travelled Buenos Aires Montevideo with Colonia Express

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  • "Buenos Aires and Montevideo with Buquebus"

    Prefect service, no issue.

    'Noemi' travelled Buenos Aires Montevideo with Buquebus

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  • "Enjoyable boat trip"

    As uk nationals the whole process for going to Uruguay for a day was really quite easy. There is no need to arrive at the port 2 hours before departure, an hour to 90 mins should be more than efficient. The actual trip to Montevideo was fine, boat was clean and comfortable and it took just over 2 hours.

    'Anonymous' travelled Buenos Aires Montevideo with Buquebus

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  • "Good Journey"

    The journey was very good with good organisation on both boat and bus and helpful staff. Only problem was on original details I received which did not state where the boat sailed from in Buenos Aires or where the coach arrived in Montevideo. Good value for money though, especially when considering all the other options.

    'John' travelled Buenos Aires Montevideo with Colonia Express

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Buenos Aires Guide

Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires is located on the western shores of the mammoth River Plate estuary. There are daily sailings from the country’s largest city to the Uruguayan cities of Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento. Both Buquebus and Colonia Express operate on these routes.

Things to do in Buenos Aires?
It’s a multicultural metropolis that has retained much of its historical European identity, evident in the downtown clash of architecture that ranges from the soaring towers of the central business district to the pink walls of the Italianate-style Casa Rosada presidential palace. Whether you want to try your hand at tango dancing, want to sample the delicious local cuisine, want to go market hopping or fancy a stroll through the spectacular Cementerio de la Recoleta, the city is bursting with culture, tradition and there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

What transport is on offer?
Just a few minutes’ walk from outside the port entrance is the Marina Nueva train station that offers routes deeper into the suburbs of Buenos Aires, including a stop by the city’s international airport on the coast. The extensive National Route 9 highway, just a few minutes’ drive from the port, cuts north and connects motorists to other major Argentinian cities including Rosario and Cordoba.

What about the ferry services?
Passenger routes run from the port multiple times throughout the week, serviced by Buquebus and Colonia Express ferries. Both these lines offer daily routes to the nearby capital of Montevideo in Uruguay, a short distant across the River Plate, and the smaller Uruguayan city of Colonia Del Sacramento. The sailing time to Colonia del Sacramento is one hour and fifteen minutes, while the Montevideo route varies from between two hours fifteen to four hours fifty.