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"Swift, problemfree ferry ride"
I got ferry tickets to travel from Buenos Aires in Argentina to Colonia in Uruguay online from directferries.com. I paid about 25% less then I would have if I had bought them directly from the ferry company. I was a bit worried initially that the email proof of purchase might not be accepted in Argentina but everything went seamlessly and I had a very enjoyable day trip to Uruguay. Would highly recommend.Read More Read Less
"Buenos Aires to Colonia"
The boat was fast and perfectly adequate and comfortable and it was on time in both directions. My reason for travel was as a tourist doing a day trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires. I got the 8.15am boat and returned at 8.30 in the evening (arriving at 9.45pm or so). I realise that the ferries serve locals as well as day trippers but this did make for a very long day, and for anyone looking to do the same, the sights of Colonia could probably be squeezed into 4-5 hours and you could get the earlier boat back. ANother point to note is that the Colonia Ferry Terminal is based a little way out of the centre of town - allow 15-20 minutes in a taxi from San Martin Square where I was staying. I was wondering how I would get back into town but there is a taxi queue outside the Colonia Express ferry terminal with taxis meeting the later boat. The rival Buquebus service goes from a ferry terminal which is Much closer to the centre of town which one could potentially walk to, although the ferry times are similar.Read More Read Less
The trip from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento on Buquebus had ticketing issues. I arrived to find the ticket I had requested which direct ferries sent me an email confirming was not the ticket allocated to me. The ticket I had was for the reverse sailing at 10am from Colonia. Buquebus staff were helpful in the sense of passing me from check-in to info desk to ticketing as they identified the problem but I had to buy another ticket to travel. Direct ferries are taking their time reverting to me to refund. Once I got on the boat it was all fine.Read More Read Less
"¡Todo perfecto! "
Tenía miedo porque no conocía la agencia, pero me arriesgué y todo perfecto, llegué y mi reservación perfecta en el día y horario establecidos. Además la compra es super fácil y te da las opciones más económicas, en caso de preferir lo.Read More Read Less
The Buenos Aires Colonia del Sacramento ferry route connects Argentina with Uruguay and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Buquebus service runs up to 3 times per day with a sailing duration of around 1 hour 15 minutes while the Colonia Express service runs up to 3 times per day with a duration from 1 hour 15 minutes.
So that’s a combined 42 sailings on offer per week on the Buenos Aires Colonia del Sacramento route between Argentina and Uruguay. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
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.
Colonia del Sacramento Route Guide 2