From Buenos Aires: Montevideo Ferry Transfer w/Bus Tickets


From Buenos Aires: Montevideo Ferry Transfer w/Bus Tickets

From US$ 62.50 per person

Enjoy a smooth transfer from Buenos Aires to Montevideo. Take a relaxing ferry on Río de La Plata to Colonia del Sacramento, followed by a bus ride to the beautiful city of Montevideo.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cross Río de La Plata, South America's most important river
  • Visit the old town, museums and old buldings of Montevideo
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of the sunset in Montevideo's boulevard
Full description

Enjoy a day trip to the capital city of Uruguay, and discover its history, colonial buildings and bohemian culture. Go to explore this city by board a ferry + bus ticket from Buenos Aires to Montevideo city.

Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese Manuel Lobo, the city went from Portuguese to Spanish rule several times until the Declaration of Independence in 1825. Discover how these events made the city a melting pot of architectural styles where Spanish and Portuguese-style buildings coexist. 

Explore the only surviving section of the wall that once surrounded the entire city, Puerta de la Ciudadela, that now functions as the entrance to Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo's oldest neighborhood. Discover the colonial buldings, museums and theaters, and at night, enjoy the difference nightclubs where tango and candombe are played for so many dance lovers. Yo can also have a relaxing walk along the beautiful beaches and enjoy the sunset in the boulevard of Montevideo, with spectacular views of Rio de la Plata.

This tour include ferry ticket to Colonia del Sacramento and bus transfer from Colonia to Montevideo. Other services not included.

  • Ferry + bus tickets from Buenos Aires to Montevideo city (One Way Tickets)
  • Return tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided walking tour through the historical center
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Board your ferry at the Colonia Express Terminal. The activity provider will send you the reservation number via email after booking; the tickets will be sent up to 24 hours before the tour. Present the confirmation number, printed or mobile, at Colonia Express Ferry station. You can use the auto check-in terminal or present it at the ticket office. Please have in mind that this tour involves international border crossing and customs. Please arrive at the Ferry Station 1 hour and 30 minutes before the departure time. Once you arrive to Colonia del Sacramento and leave the migration area, you will find a counter of Colonia Express. Go there and one of our employees will give you instructions so you can take the bus that will take you to Montevideo. You will arrive to Terminal Tres Cruces (Boulevard Artigas 1825 - Montevideo).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • You will need to provide your full name, passport number, date of birth and nationality so that your ferry tickets can be generated; you will receive a voucher from the local partner via email and your GetYourGuide voucher will not be accepted to board the ferry.
  • This tour takes place in Uruguay, please have in mind that you need to bring your passport or travel document and you need to be legally authorized to cross the border.
  • Please note the ferry is subject to weather conditions that may influence departure; the ferry is usually very punctual but delays can happen.
  • There are no booked seats at the ferry; check-in early if you want to guarantee a good seat by the window.
  • Departures and arrivals from/to Buenos Aires vary depending on the date and option booked; please double-check option description before booking.
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March 22, 2023

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