Colonia del Sacramento
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Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 7 daily and 49 weekly sailings between Colonia del Sacramento and Buenos Aires. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires, Buquebus & Colonia Express. Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires Ferry Times

The earliest Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires ferry typically departs Colonia del Sacramento at about 08:30. The average sailing time of a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires is approximately 1h 15m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 15m.

Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires typically range between $122* and $515*. On average the Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires ferry is $276*. The cheapest Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires ferry prices start from $65*. The average price for a foot passenger is $276*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Buenos Aires from Colonia del Sacramento?

The distance between Colonia del Sacramento and Buenos Aires is approximately 36.3 miles (58.4km), or 31.5 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

No, currently there is no car ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires ferry?

Yes, Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires with Buquebus, Colonia Express.

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Colonia del Sacramento - Buenos Aires Route summary
Departure Country Uruguay
Destination Country Argentina
No. of Operators 2
Operators Buquebus & Colonia Express
Average Price A$276*
Average Daily Sailings 7
Average Weekly Sailings 49
Average Sailing Duration 1h 15m
First Ferry 08:30
Last Ferry 23:01
Distance 31 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires is approximately 1h 15m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

The average price of a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires is approximately 157 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
  • Buquebus
  • Colonia Express

How can I book ferry tickets from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

Ferries from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires with
  • Buquebus
  • Colonia Express

Can you take your car on the ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires with
  • Colonia Express

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
  • Buquebus
  • Colonia Express

How far is Buenos Aires from Colonia del Sacramento?

The distance between Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires is approximately 31 nautical miles.

Colonia del Sacramento Guide

In south west Uruguay is the small city of Colonia del Sacramento. The small settlement lies on the tip of a peninsula that points to the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires on the opposite bank of the River Plate. There are daily services to the Argentinian capital operated by both Buquebus and Colonia Express

What is there to do in the town?
It’s a settlement with a rich and varied history. Founded in the 17th Century by Portuguese colonists, Colonia del Sacramento can boast to be one of the oldest cities in the entire country with the curving lanes and Old Town Walls of the historic quarter clashing brilliantly with the downtown grid of modern streets. There is a plethora of fantastic architecture to sample, from the rustic Church Maritz to the abandoned Plaza de Toros Real de San Carlos bull ring. The area also contains plenty of wineries for visitors to tour and taste the local tipple.

What transport links are available?
Travelling to and from the port is easy due to Colonia del Sacramento’s prime location in the densely populated south-western region of Uruguay. The Route 1 highway, found just a few minutes from the entrance to the port, covers over a hundred miles of the coast en route to the capital of Montevideo. The bus terminal by the harbour is ideal for those looking to travel more locally, with routes heading into the city centre and along the beach-lined promenades.

What services run from the port?
There are currently two operators offering services to one destination, Buenos Aires. Buquebus offer four daily sailings, taking one hour fifteen, while Colonia Express run three crossings. There are also four weekly sailings by Buquebus that take just over three hours to reach the Argentinian capital.


Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/7/2024 and 21/7/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Colonia Express 08:30 09:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Buquebus 09:01 10:16 1 hour 15 minutes Fri
Buquebus 10:16 11:31 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 10:30 11:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Buquebus 12:45 14:00 1 hour 15 minutes Fri
Colonia Express 16:30 17:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Buquebus 17:01 18:16 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 18:00 19:15 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Buquebus 19:01 20:16 1 hour 15 minutes Mon
Colonia Express 20:30 21:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Buquebus 20:31 21:46 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
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