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Colonia del Sacramento
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Ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento

There are usually 8 daily and 54 weekly sailings between Buenos Aires and Colonia del Sacramento. 2 operators sail this route Buquebus & Colonia Express and runs throughout the year. Buenos Aires Colonia del Sacramento ferries cost between £65 and £231, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Buenos Aires Colonia del Sacramento ferries.

Buenos Aires Colonia del Sacramento Ferry Times

The earliest Buenos Aires Colonia del Sacramento ferry sailings typically depart Buenos Aires at around 06:45. The last ferry usually departs at 20:45.

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

Buenos Aires Colonia del Sacramento Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 1h 15m. The fastest sailings are approximately 1h 14m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Buenos Aires Colonia del Sacramento Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 8 daily sailings and up to 54 weekly ferry sailings from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento. These sailings are provided by Buquebus & Colonia Express. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Buenos Aires Colonia del Sacramento Ferry Prices

Buenos Aires Colonia del Sacramento ferry prices typically range between £65* and £231*. The average price is typically £141*. The cheapest Buenos Aires Colonia del Sacramento ferry prices start from £41*. The average price for a foot passenger is £141*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento?

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

Can I travel by car on the Buenos Aires Colonia del Sacramento ferry?

No, ferry operators currently do not allow cars to travel on sailings between Buenos Aires and Colonia del Sacramento

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Buquebus, Colonia Express between Buenos Aires and Colonia del Sacramento.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento with Buquebus, Colonia Express. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Argentina to Uruguay page.
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Buenos Aires - Colonia del Sacramento Route summary
Departure Country Argentina
Destination Country Uruguay
No. of Operators 2
Operators Buquebus & Colonia Express
Average Price £141*
Average Daily Sailings 8
Average Weekly Sailings 54
Average Sailing Duration 1h 15m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 14m
First Ferry 06:45
Last Ferry 20:45
Distance 31 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

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

The ferry crossing time from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento is approximately 1h 15m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

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

Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento is £142. Price exclusive of booking fees.

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

There are 2 popular ferry operators for Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento. These are
  • Buquebus
  • Colonia Express

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

Book ferries from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

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

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

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

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

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

Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Buquebus
  • Colonia Express

How far is Colonia del Sacramento from Buenos Aires?

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

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.


Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Buquebus 08:30 09:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 08:30 09:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 10:30 11:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Buquebus 12:15 13:30 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 12:50 14:05 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 18:30 19:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Buquebus 18:45 20:00 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 20:00 21:15 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
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