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Colonia to Punta del Este

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Colonia to Punta del Este


I am planning on going:

Bs.As --> Colonia Saturday morning, spending the day and night there, then

Colonia --> PDE Sunday morning, to spend 2 nights there, then

PDE --> Bs.As Tues afternoon.

I will be able to book the first and second routes through buquebus. With Colonia-PDE, is it important/possible to book a bus? Or can you just turn up at the stations?

Is this a good itinerary for a young person staying 1month in BA? I had chosen colonia over montevideo because it sounds similar to BA.

How far in advance is it recommended I book the buquebus ferries? I plan on going this weekend and its monday. I endeavour to tomorrow, hopefully they dont book out.

Finally, would there be any special reason to do PDE before colonia?

Thank you! Laura

Edited: 04 February 2013, 19:07
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1. Re: Colonia to Punta del Este

Don't skip Montevideo just by the comments of others, judge for yourself

It's a city with a belt of beaches and boardwalks to start with

Edited: 04 February 2013, 23:05
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2. Re: Colonia to Punta del Este

You can pre-book your Colonia-Punta del Este trip here:


It normally requires a change of buses in Montevideo (at Tres Cruces station).

To be safe, book the ferry pretty early. Tourist class usually sells out for the weekends. Lots of BA now people have houses in or near Colonia and go every weekend.

No reason to do Punta del Este first, unless you have trouble getting a ferry to Colonia and can get one to Punta del Este.

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