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Sunday, February 08, 2009

How to get to | Uruguay

source stonek . com

A number of airlines used to fly a tag leg from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, but I think these have all been dropped now. Which leaves the only flights to Uruguay on a handful of South American airlines, plus American Airlines (from Miami) and Iberian (from Madrid).

Across the Rio de la Plata, Ezeiza airport at Buenos Aires is served by many airlines from North & South America, Europe, Africa, Asia (Malaysian Airlines flies via South Africa) and Australia. It is fairly quick and simple to take a bus or cab to the port and then the fast ferry across to Colonia. Alternatively you can take a much slower bus ride from Buenos Aires to Uruguay.

TIP Intra-South America air travel sold in South America is cheaper than the same flights sold on US or international websites or travel agencies.


antidote said...

Minor point--

You mention using EZE to visit Uruguay. Why? You can fly nonstop from the city airport, AEP, which is MUCH more convenient. I remember nonstops to both Montevideo and Punta del Este.

The Global Traveller said...

EZE is mentioned because it has many more long-distance flights than MVD. For those travelling to Uruguay from outside South America it may be easier to go via EZE.

Thanks for the info on flying from the downtown airport in Buenos Aires to either Montevideo or Punta del Este.