There are 4 ferry routes operating between Argentina and Uruguay offering you combined total of 15 sailings per day. Buquebus operates 3 routes, Buenos Aires to Montevideo runs 13 times per week, Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento about 4 times daily & Buenos Aires to Punta del Este about 7 times weekly. Colonia Express operates 4 routes, Buenos Aires to Montevideo runs 3 times per day, Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento about 3 times daily, Buenos Aires to Piriapolis (via Colonia) about 7 times weekly & Buenos Aires to Punta del Este (via Colonia) about 7 times weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Argentina to Uruguay to get the most up to date information.
Argentina is a large nation in South America, boasting a beautifully diverse landscape and a culture so vibrant, it could thrill even the most experienced traveller.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from succulent steaks and top-quality football to natural wonders and stylish cities. It even claims the highest peak in the southern hemisphere.
Buenos Aires, the capital, offers all of Argentina’s best traits in one place. You can learn the famous tango, sample the finest foods on the continent and wander through the countless boutiques. So, there’s definitely more than meets the eye in this country.
Due to the capital’s location on the east coast and the large natural bay, travelling by ferry is an easy and popular mode of transport to and from Buenos Aires and the neighbouring Uruguay. Buquebus, the region’s main transportation company, provides frequent crossings between the two countries.
Uruguay is a South American country on the southeast coast, sandwiched between Brazil to the northeast and Argentina to the west.
With some of the most liberal laws in the world, and ranked ‘country of the year’ in 2013 by the Economist magazine, Uruguay is one of the continent’s underrated destinations and will surely surprise most visitors with its unsung gems. Golden shores line the south-facing coast, with the iconic fingertips statue on Brava Beach in Punta del Este, a small seaside town renowned for its clubbing scene. Further west lies the nation’s capital, Montevideo, with its Independence Square, once a Spanish citadel until 1829, surrounded by beautiful colonial architecture and lively port markets.
Ferries regularly make the international journey, across the Rio de La Plata, from Buenos Aires in Argentina to a couple of Uruguayan cities, including the capital.