Last updated on November 18th, 2022 at 10:25 pm
We will write how to get from Montevideo airport to city center. The distance from Montevideo Carrasco Airport to city center is 20 kilometers. Click here to book online Montevideo activities and day trips
The travel time by taxi from Montevideo airport to downtown is around 35-45 minutes and the taxi fare from Montevideo airport to city center is around 1800 UYU which is around €35.
The cheapest way from Montevideo airport to city center is by bus for 65 UYU which is less than €2. The bus travel time from Montevideo airport to Montevideo city center is around 45-50 minutes.
You can also rent a car in Montevideo airport or get a private transfer.
SIM CARD AT MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Montevideo airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Montevideo. Read here Uruguay sim card for tourist and best Uruguay eSim
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WHERE TO STAY IN URUGUAY
Accommodation prices can take you around $30 USD if you sleep in a hostel cheaper than a dorm. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $50-70 USD and for more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Uruguay.
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MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
AIRPORT BUS MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Montevideo airport to city center is by bus. There are few buses (Cutcsa, Copsa and COT) leaving from Montevideo airport to Montevideo city center available 24/7 running every 12-15 minutes from 6 am until 11 pm. And every 30-40 minutes at night time 11 30 pm to 5 30 am.
The bus fare from Montevideo airport to city center is 65 UYU which is less than €2 and you can pay by cash to the bus driver. The bus travel time from Montevideo airport to Montevideo city center is around 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the traffic. The buses are leaving at Arrivals at Montevideo airport you will see them easily.
The final stop of the bus from Montevideo airport to city center is the Rio Branco Terminal (also called Terminal Baltasar Brum) where you can go walking distance to most of the places of accommodation in city center.
You can also stop half of the way from Montevideo airport at Tres Cruces Bus Station. It’s the Central Bus Station where you can go to other destinations in Uruguay like Punta del Este and Sacramento the most popular ones 2-3 hours driving distance from Montevideo.
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VAN MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT TO MONTEVIDEO CITY CENTER
You can go by van from Montevideo airport to city center. The van fare from Montevideo airport to downtown is 400 UYU which is €8 per person. It’s great if you are traveling alone since it will bring you to your hotel for a cheaper price than a taxi. You will have to wait until there are a few people in the van.
BY TAXI FROM MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT TO MONTEVIDEO CITY CENTER
If you go from Montevideo to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 40 minutes and the taxi fare from Montevideo airport to downtown is starting from 800-1800 UYU which is €15-35. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
If you from Montevideo airport to downtown the taxi fare is 1800 UYU, to Punta Carretas 1500 UYU, to Pocitos 1350 UYU and to Punta Gorda 900 UYU. These are the most popular areas to stay in Montevideo.
UBER MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
If you are ordering Uber in Montevideo you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with the app from your phone and go to the pickup point at the airport. Expect to pay around €25-30 depending on your destination and time of the day with Uber from Montevideo airport to city center.
CAR RENTAL AT MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Montevideo’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Montevideo and planning to move around. It will take you 40 minutes to get to Montevideo from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30-40 per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT TO MONTEVIDEO CITY CENTER
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Montevideo. Prices are around €55 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €14 per person.
BEST WAY FROM MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT TO MONTEVIDEO CITY CENTER
The best way from Montevideo airport to city center is by bus for $2 USD if you go on a budget and 1 hour travel time.
If you prefer more comfort you can get a shared shuttle bus from Montevideo airport to city center for $8 and 30-40 minutes of travel time that fits to your accommodation place.
If you want more comfort you can go by taxi or private transfer. A great option if you are traveling with more people or with so much luggage.
ACCOMMODATION IN MONTEVIDEO
There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from in Montevideo. Accommodation price can take you around $30 USD if you sleep in a hostel cheaper than a dorm. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $50-70 USD and for more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Uruguay.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN URUGUAY
A total of $20 USD dollar can be your daily food budget travel in Uruguay if you eat outside. Local food in a local restaurant will start from $10 USD. And you can get snacks like street foods for $1 USD. You can buy empanadas as the street for only $1 USD. If you want to go for a fine dining restaurant prices are starting from $20 USD per person. If you cook yourself you will save a lot of money in Uruguay.
BEST TIME TO VISIT URUGUAY
In Uruguay the summer season runs from March to May and heatwaves 35 C are common. Weather in the fall (March through May) is ideal and perfect for outdoor activities. Spring lasts from September to November.
The jacaranda trees bloom in October and November a good time to go if you like natural beauty. If you like cooler weather July and August have temperatures around 15 C. You’ll find the best travel deals from late April to early June.
ATMS AND CASH IN URUGUAY
The official currency of Uruguay is called Uruguayan Peso (ARS). And $1 USD=42 UYU. ATMs are available all throughout the country but my advice to you is to us those are inside the banks. And it is also advisable to withdraw as much as possible because transaction fees tend to be higher for foreign cars.
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