How much does the Montevideo-Buenos Aires ferry cost? Old

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(dated August 9 2016)

 

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I looked online for the cheapest one-way ticket Montevideo-Buenos Aires to travel in a week’s time. The differences in price are staggering.

The cheapest company by far if you can take advantage of their “super económica” tariff is Colonia Express with a one-way ticket costing about thirteen USD. The travel involves ferry to Colonia and then bus to Montevideo.

Whereas a direct ferry to Montevideo will set you back more than eighty dollars one-way.

Of course you may not just be looking for the cheapest prices. There are many other reasons when choosing travel options. Earlier this year I wrote about the different ways to travel between Montevideo and Buenos Aires, considering the pros and cons of each. There you can find links to the different ferry company websites.

Prices of direct one-way travel Montevideo-Buenos Aires

Company

Mode

Cost of cheapest one-way ticket*

Most expensive standard one-way ticket*

Duration of travel

Frequency (daily)

Colonia Express

Ferry and bus combo

13

41

5 hrs

3

Buquebus/
Seacat

Ferry and bus combo

56

66

4 hrs

4

Buquebus

Direct ferry

82

111

2.25 hrs

2

Buquebus

Slow boat and bus

23

40

6.5 hrs

1

Best Montevideo GuidebookNote: I used a one-way rate because buying a return (two-way) ticket does not give you a discount. You will simply pay the equivalent of two one-ways.
* The prices were in Uruguayan pesos on Nov 2 2014. I converted them into US dollars and rounded them up using an exchange rate of 24 pesos to the dollar.

It’s important that you visit the travel company websites for the exact prices of tickets. Guru’guay offers this information as a guide and accepts no responsibility for prices or changes.

Photos courtesy of Liam Quinn and Vince Alongi (Flickr)

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