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Montevideo
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Buenos Aires Montevideo Ferry

There are usually 5 daily sailings and up to 41 weekly between Buenos Aires and Montevideo. 2 operators sail this route Buquebus & Colonia Express. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Buenos Aires Montevideo ferries.

Buenos Aires Montevideo Ferry Times

The earliest Buenos Aires Montevideo ferry sailings typically depart Buenos Aires at around 07:15. The average sailing time is approximately 4h 15m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 45m.

Buenos Aires Montevideo Ferry Prices

Buenos Aires Montevideo ferry prices typically range between £76* and £351*. The average price is typically £220*. The cheapest Buenos Aires Montevideo ferry prices start from £44*. The average price for a foot passenger is £220*. The average price for a car is £157*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers vehicle type route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is it from Buenos Aires to Montevideo?

The distance between Buenos Aires to Montevideo is approximately 148.8 miles (239.5km) or 129.3 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Buenos Aires Montevideo ferry?

No, ferry operators currently allow cars to travel onboard between Buenos Aires and Montevideo

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Buenos Aires to Montevideo?

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

Buenos Aires Montevideo Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Colonia Express - 24 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings
  • Buquebus - 10 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Buenos Aires - Montevideo Route summary
Departure Country Argentina
Destination Country Uruguay
No. of Operators 2
Operators Buquebus & Colonia Express
Average Price £194*
Average Daily Sailings 4
Average Weekly Sailings 33
Average Sailing Duration 3h 55m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 45m
First Ferry 02:30
Last Ferry 22:30
Distance 129 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo?

    The ferry crossing time from Buenos Aires to Montevideo is approximately 3h 37m. 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 Montevideo?

    Buenos Aires to Montevideo ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo is £258. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Buenos Aires to Montevideo?

    There are 2 popular ferry operators for Buenos Aires to Montevideo. These are
    • Buquebus
    • Colonia Express
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Buenos Aires to Montevideo?

    Book ferries from Buenos Aires to Montevideo 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 Montevideo?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Buenos Aires to Montevideo with
    • Buquebus
    • Colonia Express
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Buenos Aires to Montevideo with
    • Buquebus
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo?

    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 Montevideo from Buenos Aires?

    The distance between Buenos Aires to Montevideo is approximately 129 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 Montevideo Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Buquebus 07:30 10:00 2 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Colonia Express 08:30 13:15 4 hours 45 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 10:30 15:15 4 hours 45 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 12:50 17:35 4 hours 45 minutes Everyday
Buquebus 16:00 18:30 2 hours 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
Colonia Express 18:30 23:15 4 hours 45 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 20:00 00:45 4 hours 45 minutes Everyday
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