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This article is OLD. Check out our latest update on Montevideo to Buenos Aires ferry prices.


Most people choosing to travel by ferry from Buenos Aires to get to Uruguay.

There are a number of different ways to travel between Montevideo and Buenos Aires, and if you haven’t already, do read my article looking at the options and  considering the pros and cons of each.

Navigating the ferry websites can be confusing, especially because of language and the fact that the pricing is in pesos – both Argentine pesos and Uruguayan pesos!

So the Guru has stepped in to give you a hand by checking out the prices to get from Buenos Aires to Montevideo.

Below you will find prices for one-way travel Buenos Aires-Montevideo:

Montevideo-Buenos Aires ferry prices

Best Montevideo GuidebookMy article looking at the different Buenos Aires-Montevideo travel options has links to the ferry company websites.

Notes: I used a one-way rate because there is a very limited saving in general when buying a return (two-way) ticket. The saving appears to be less than 10 USD in most cases.

The prices were in Argentine pesos. I converted them into US dollars using and rounded them up or down to the nearest dollar.

Prices include taxes.

The Colonia Express site says that their journey is shorter than Buquebus’. As a long time user, I have corrected their estimation to a more accurate 5 hours.

It’s important that you visit the travel company websites for the exact prices of tickets. Guru’Guay offers this information as a guide and can accept no responsibility for prices or changes.

Photos courtesy of Liam Quinn and Vince Alongi (Flickr)

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