Buenos Aires
Punta del Este
Ferries to Uruguay
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Buenos Aires Punta del Este Ferry

The Buenos Aires Punta del Este ferry route connects Argentina with Uruguay and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Buquebus service runs up to 9 times per week with a sailing duration of around 5 hours while the Colonia Express service runs up to 3 times per week with a duration from 7 hours 30 minutes.

So that’s a combined 12 sailings on offer per week on the Buenos Aires Punta del Este route between Argentina and Uruguay. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Argentina to Uruguay page.
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Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este is approximately 6h 15m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

Which ferry companies operate between Buenos Aires to Punta del Este?

There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este. The following operators that provide this service are
  • Buquebus
  • Colonia Express

How can I book ferry tickets from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este?

Ferries from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

Buenos Aires Guide

Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires is located on the western shores of the mammoth River Plate estuary. There are daily sailings from the country’s largest city to the Uruguayan cities of Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento. Both Buquebus and Colonia Express operate on these routes.

Things to do in Buenos Aires?
It’s a multicultural metropolis that has retained much of its historical European identity, evident in the downtown clash of architecture that ranges from the soaring towers of the central business district to the pink walls of the Italianate-style Casa Rosada presidential palace. Whether you want to try your hand at tango dancing, want to sample the delicious local cuisine, want to go market hopping or fancy a stroll through the spectacular Cementerio de la Recoleta, the city is bursting with culture, tradition and there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

What transport is on offer?
Just a few minutes’ walk from outside the port entrance is the Marina Nueva train station that offers routes deeper into the suburbs of Buenos Aires, including a stop by the city’s international airport on the coast. The extensive National Route 9 highway, just a few minutes’ drive from the port, cuts north and connects motorists to other major Argentinian cities including Rosario and Cordoba.

What about the ferry services?
Passenger routes run from the port multiple times throughout the week, serviced by Buquebus and Colonia Express ferries. Both these lines offer daily routes to the nearby capital of Montevideo in Uruguay, a short distant across the River Plate, and the smaller Uruguayan city of Colonia Del Sacramento. The sailing time to Colonia del Sacramento is one hour and fifteen minutes, while the Montevideo route varies from between two hours fifteen to four hours fifty.


Buenos Aires to Punta del Este Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-06-24 and 2024-06-30


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Colonia Express 08:30 16:00 7 hours 30 minutes Sat, Sun
Colonia Express 18:30 02:00 7 hours 30 minutes Sat
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