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Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and return

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TORONT
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Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and return

1) What is the cheapest route to the ferry for Dec. 29th?

2) What would be the cost per passenger (4 of us)?

3) How long does the ferry take?

4) We are prone to sea sickness. Is the ride rough?

5) Can we book the ferry the same day (high season) or should it be reserved earlier?

Thanks very much for your assistance!

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1. Re: Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and return

The ferry from BsAs to Montevideo takes 3 hours. In tourist class the price shown in their page is 317 $arg. It´ll be kind of risky to buy the ticket the same day, because everybody comes for New Years to the ocean coast.

Good luck!

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2. Re: Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and return

Thanks for the immediate reply back. Will buy before we leave.

Can you get motion sickness on the ferry.

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3. Re: Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and return

Only if it´s a very windy day...

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4. Re: Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and return

Hi Zerpaconcept

Thanks for the information. I checked the web today and found that we could go to Colonia for 222 pesos instead of going direct to Montevideo for 317 pesos. There are 4 of us. How much would the bus be from Colonia to Montevideo. Also, how often does the bus run on Dec. 29th. Thanks

Would you recommend going to Colonia to save $$$

Thanks

Howard

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5. Re: Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and return

Hi Howard! I just sent you a personal message with some info. Hope you're enjoying your trip.

Susan

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6. Re: Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and return

You are right, I just checked. The price to Colonia is even less than 200 arg $ in the spanish site, and the bus ticket to Montevideo by a regular company is about 8 U$S. But it´s kind of too much for a 1 day trip. Either you choose to stay in Colonia, or make it a 2 day Uruguay-visit with Montevideo included, IMHO. Merry christmas, and happy travels!!!

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7. Re: Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and return

Hi, how many months in advance is it possible to view possible journeys/fares on the Buquebus site? I am checking for December, but I'm thinking it's too far in advance as the system is coming back with no journeys available. Thanks.

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8. Re: Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and return

Paris, it varies from time to time, but on average Buquebus will let you reserve on line about two months in advance. The schedules are virtually the same year-round, maybe an extra boat in December-February, so you can make your plans based on what you see on line now.

Buquebus just today started flying between Aeroparque and Punta del Este, and will be adding flights from EZE to Punta later. The airline is "BQB," flies turbo-props, and will be more expensive than the ferry but less expensive than the competing airlines like LAN or Aerolineas Argentinas.

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9. Re: Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and return

Hi PuntaLugano, thanks for the reply. It sounds similar to the train booking sites. It's good to know about the airline service, thanks.

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