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Buenos Aires Montevideo Ferries

Ferries from Buenos Aires to Montevideo typically sail 5 times daily and up to 41 times weekly. 2 ferry operators sail between Buenos Aires to Montevideo, these include Buquebus & Colonia Express. Buenos Aires Montevideo Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Buenos Aires to Montevideo Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo typically departs Buenos Aires at about 07:15. The average sailing time of a Buenos Aires Montevideo ferry is approximately 4h 15m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 45m.

Buenos Aires Montevideo Ferry Prices

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

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

What is the distance between Buenos Aires and Montevideo?

The distance between Buenos Aires to Montevideo is approximately 148.8 miles (239.5km), or 129.3 nautical miles.

Is there a Buenos Aires Montevideo car ferry?

No ferry operators currently provide a car ferry between Buenos Aires and Montevideo

Are foot passengers allowed on the Buenos Aires Montevideo ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Buenos Aires to Montevideo with Buquebus, Colonia Express.

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 250 €*
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 approximate duration for ferries from Buenos Aires to Montevideo is 3h 37m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo?

Buenos Aires to Montevideo is approximately 297 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Buenos Aires to Montevideo?

2 popular ferry companies travel from Buenos Aires to Montevideo. These ferry companies are
  • Buquebus
  • Colonia Express

How can I book ferry tickets from Buenos Aires to Montevideo?

Book Buenos Aires to Montevideo tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries 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 car from Buenos Aires to Montevideo with the following operators
  • Buquebus

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Buquebus
  • Colonia Express

How far is Montevideo from Buenos Aires?

Buenos Aires to Montevideo is approximately 129 nautical miles distance apart.

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

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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