Colonia Express

Colonia Express is a passenger ferry company offering sailings across the Rio de La Plata in South America, connecting the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires with the Uruguayan city of Colonia del Sacramento.

Offering a safe, high-quality ferry service at an affordable price, sailing with Colonia Express is a great way to enjoy these two countries if you’re travelling on a budget.

Their fleet comprises two modern, high-speed catamarans called ‘Buenos Aires Express’ and ‘Colonia Express’; the latter of which can accommodate a larger number of passengers. Each vessel comes fully equipped with the latest safety technology, too, as well as a wide range of amenities including a self-servicing cafeteria, a shop, LCD televisions and comfortable seats.

As well as providing regular ferry crossings, Colonia Express offers an exclusive bus service, transferring customers between the cities of Montevideo, Punta del Este and other locations in Uruguay, allowing you to travel around the country with ease.

With directferries.ie you can find Colonia Express timetables, fares and book Colonia Express ferry tickets. Where applicable we’ll also compare Colonia Express with alternative ferry companies.

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Colonia Express Customer Reviews

  • "Colonia express were excellent but Bad info from direct ferries"

    The email we received from direct ferries stated we were to check in at the port. Incorrect. We booked a hotel near the port to walk the next day but turns out we needed an 18 minute taxi to get the bus. On the map of directions given by direct ferries it took us to a place 2 blocks away from the actual place where we needed to be. With 20+ kilograms on out backs that is not close enough. Misleading info spoiled the trip however we had no issues whatsoever with colonia express. Comfy bus with plenty of leg room and a good ship. All on time and very organised.

    'Steven' travelled with Colonia Express

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  • "Montevideo to Buenos Aires"

    Bus transfer very smooth and comfortable and ferry quick and clean.

    'Susan' travelled with Colonia Express

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  • "Enjoyed the trip"

    Took the ferry to Colonia, it was a pleasant ride over. The return was a little confusing, getting in to the right line to board, etc. but the ride was really pleasant.

    'Joseph' travelled with Colonia Express

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  • "Great service "

    Great, easy service

    'Robin' travelled with Colonia Express

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