Colonia del Sacramento
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Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires Ferries

Ferries from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires typically sail 8 times daily and up to 56 times weekly. 2 ferry operators sail between Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires, these include Buquebus & Colonia Express. Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires typically departs Colonia del Sacramento at about 06:45. The average sailing time of a Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires ferry is approximately 1h 14m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 45m.

Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires ferries typically range between €67* and €262*. The average price is around €154*. The cheapest ferry prices from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires start from €32*. The average price for a foot passenger is €154*. The average price for a car ferry is €884*.

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 Colonia del Sacramento and Buenos Aires?

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

Is there a Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires car ferry?

No ferry operators currently provide a car ferry between Colonia del Sacramento and Buenos Aires

Are foot passengers allowed on the Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires ferry?

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

Colonia del Sacramento Buenos Aires Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Colonia Express - 24 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings
  • Buquebus - 20 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings

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Colonia del Sacramento - Buenos Aires Route summary
Departure Country Uruguay
Destination Country Argentina
No. of Operators 2
Operators Buquebus & Colonia Express
Average Price 182 €*
Average Daily Sailings 6
Average Weekly Sailings 46
Average Sailing Duration 1h 15m
First Ferry 08:30
Last Ferry 22:30
Distance 31 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 Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires is 1h 15m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

    Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires is approximately 161 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

    2 popular ferry companies travel from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires. These ferry companies are
    • Buquebus
    • Colonia Express
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

    Book Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires 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 Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

    Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires with
    • Buquebus
    • Colonia Express
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

    Yes, you can travel with a car from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires with the following operators
    • Buquebus
    • Colonia Express
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires?

    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 Buenos Aires from Colonia del Sacramento?

    Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires is approximately 31 nautical miles distance apart.

Colonia del Sacramento Guide

In south west Uruguay is the small city of Colonia del Sacramento. The small settlement lies on the tip of a peninsula that points to the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires on the opposite bank of the River Plate. There are daily services to the Argentinian capital operated by both Buquebus and Colonia Express

What is there to do in the town?
It’s a settlement with a rich and varied history. Founded in the 17th Century by Portuguese colonists, Colonia del Sacramento can boast to be one of the oldest cities in the entire country with the curving lanes and Old Town Walls of the historic quarter clashing brilliantly with the downtown grid of modern streets. There is a plethora of fantastic architecture to sample, from the rustic Church Maritz to the abandoned Plaza de Toros Real de San Carlos bull ring. The area also contains plenty of wineries for visitors to tour and taste the local tipple.

What transport links are available?
Travelling to and from the port is easy due to Colonia del Sacramento’s prime location in the densely populated south-western region of Uruguay. The Route 1 highway, found just a few minutes from the entrance to the port, covers over a hundred miles of the coast en route to the capital of Montevideo. The bus terminal by the harbour is ideal for those looking to travel more locally, with routes heading into the city centre and along the beach-lined promenades.

What services run from the port?
There are currently two operators offering services to one destination, Buenos Aires. Buquebus offer four daily sailings, taking one hour fifteen, while Colonia Express run three crossings. There are also four weekly sailings by Buquebus that take just over three hours to reach the Argentinian capital.


Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 19/02/2024 and 25/02/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Colonia Express 08:30 09:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Buquebus 10:16 11:31 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 10:30 11:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 16:30 17:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Buquebus 17:01 18:16 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 18:00 19:15 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 20:30 21:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Buquebus 20:46 22:01 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
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