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    • thuyronald's Profile Photo

      What is the procedure for Buquebus check-in at Tres Cruces bus terminal?

      by thuyronald Online Now Jan 11, 2016 at 6:36 AM

      Hello everyone,

      I have purchased the bus + ferry Buquebus tickets from Montevideo to Buenos Aires.

      At Tres Cruces bus terminal, does anyone know if I need to do anything in particular to check in for the Buquebus bus ride? Do I look for the Buquebus sales desk and show them my printed online confirmation to get paper bus tickets? Will I get my onward ferry tickets to Buenos Aires at the same time?

      Also, I will have two luggage cases with me. Do I check them in before I get on the Buquebus bus and retrieve them when I get off in Colonia? or will it be transferred to the ferry automatically?

      Thanks everyone for your helpful insight.


      2 Answers Jan 13, 2016 at 9:36 AM
    • paying taxes

      by Kellygh Online Now Dec 24, 2015 at 6:40 PM

      any one who visited Uruguay in the last year have to pay taxes for leaving the country

      2 Answers Dec 25, 2015 at 4:07 PM
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      Where do Buquebus bus leave from in Montevideo?

      by thuyronald Online Now Dec 14, 2015 at 12:25 PM


      I've bought a bus+ ferry combination tickets (bus to Colonia, then ferry onward to BA) for my trip from Montevideo to Buenos Aires.

      Where do I go to catch my bus? Are the Buquebus buses to Colonia leave from the ferry terminal or somewhere else?

      I need to arrange for a transfer and want to know the exact location to pick up the Buquebus bus.

      Thanks for any help in advance.


      6 Answers Dec 16, 2015 at 12:50 PM
    • Home Improvment Store, Paint store (like Home Depot)

      by dh_dave Online Now May 25, 2015 at 1:24 PM

      Im going on a Business trip (Install) to Montevideo and I have to buy Spray Paint and screws. Is there a store chain like Homedepot ? im staying in the area of Zonamerica.
      thank you

      1 Answer Dec 13, 2015 at 5:57 PM
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      Che Lagarto Hostel

      by mariaemiliamia Online Now Mar 20, 2015 at 10:47 AM

      Please, has anyone stayed there? Can anybody tell me if it´s clean, and if we can get to sleep over there at night? Thank you so very much!

      9 Answers Apr 17, 2015 at 2:36 PM
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      Travel buddies for Montevideo & Buenos Aires

      by JustinC Online Now Mar 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM

      Hi Guys, a friend has dropped out at the last minute so I thought I'd drop a request on this forum for travel buddies during my trip. I land in Montevideo on Apr 4th, stay a few days then take the ferry to Buenos Aires and back pack around Argentina until April 14th. I am a 30 something guy from London. drop me a line on here if interested.

      2 Answers Mar 9, 2015 at 2:41 AM
    • bus transportation from Montevideo, Uruguay to Punta del Este

      by golfer2nc Online Now Jan 13, 2015 at 11:50 AM

      How much does it cost to take a bus from the Montevideo airport to Punta del Este

      2 Answers Jan 29, 2015 at 9:09 AM
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      Ferry to Buenos Aires

      by firemanphil Online Now Nov 4, 2014 at 3:49 AM

      I am trying to book a one way ticket to Buenos Aires from Montevideo on the fast ferry service of Buquebus. I have been frustrated by their web site as despite initially offering an English translation, it reverts to Spanish when you try to book the tickets. So it is hopeless and I can't get any further as I don't understand what it is asking me to do.
      All I require is to know how much two first class tickets cost on a one way trip from Montevideo to Buenos Aires on March 6th 2015 at about lunchtime. I prefer to book in advance online but this is proving impossible, so If any Spanish speaking friends can help me I would be very grateful.

      4 Answers Nov 6, 2014 at 5:13 AM
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      Apartment rental

      by Carlitos_NYC Online Now Jul 30, 2014 at 7:10 PM

      Greetings everyone. I am interested in renting an apartment in downtown Montevideo for the months of November through May. Does anyone have any experiences/advice they care to share? I have stayed in Bario Sur/Palermo regions before, but would like a slight change of scenery.
      Thanks in advance,

      2 Answers Sep 24, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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      Moving to Montevideo

      by dxc671 Online Now Jul 20, 2014 at 12:49 AM

      I'll be moving to Montevideo in January 2015. I am looking for permanent long term rental near Av Brasil. I need a studio apartment or 1 bedroom. Can anyone suggest neighborhoods or a reputable estate agent? Thanks.

      1 Answer Jul 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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      What to do in Montevideo on a Sunday afternoon ?

      by lovina Online Now Apr 5, 2014 at 1:29 AM

      First time ever in Uruguay.
      Arrival at noon from overseas flight, check in latest at 14.00 in Punta Carretas.
      Thereafter ?
      Who has good suggestions where to go and where not to go ?
      Ideally I would walk the streets to enjoy nice local atmospheres.
      Then go for a good local drink, perhaps for apéro time.
      Then for sure have a great meal in the evening in a nice local place.
      Thank you for any useful tip and wish a nice week-end to all VTs.

    • Suggestions

      by RobertoAbreu Online Now Mar 4, 2014 at 12:50 PM

      Me and my wife will be in Montevideo next abril 26th.
      Staying there for 7 nights how do you think we should spend our days since we plan to visit Colonia del Sacramento and Punta del Este as well? Shoul we rent a car? Or take the local buses? What about the hotels in these three cities? And the main points to visit...any suggestions will be very much appreciated.
      Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Mar 4, 2014 at 4:07 PM
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      Weather from Feb 13-20

      by fromwindycity Online Now Feb 6, 2014 at 8:21 AM

      According to the future forecast on some rain is expected during Feb13-20

      If this forecast is true, how bad do the rains get in Montevideo? Will it keep me from doing anything outside without an umbrella. If you have better local weather information can you let me know how likely this rain will be? I would like to also visit the beach but not have to travel too far to get to one, does Montevideo have good beaches? I have seen information on Pocitos beach, is it nice there, any other? Thank you for your help

      2 Answers Feb 10, 2014 at 7:48 AM
    • Booking a taxi to the airport

      by CDass Online Now Jan 22, 2014 at 5:44 PM

      Which taxi should we book and how to go to the airport? We have rather large luggage so is there a larger car or van we can book to pick us up at 4 am at the apartment to go to the airport?

      4 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 11:04 AM
    • local currency

      by Benito101 Online Now Jan 16, 2014 at 7:53 AM

      What is the current exchange rate?

      3 Answers Jan 16, 2014 at 8:34 AM
    • How fully booked are the long-distance buses to Asuncion from Montevideo in January and February?

      by tezzy Online Now Nov 28, 2013 at 5:36 AM

      Dear all,

      I understand January through February is a peak season for long-distance bus transportation in "Southern Cone" - I take it as Argentina, Uruguay and Brasil.

      As I do not understand Spanish that much and thus will not book buses online in advance to my upcoming trip, if any, how soon do you think I can travel from Montevideo to Asuncion by bus when I just arrive at Montevideo and try to book bus at a bus operator kiosk right away?

      I hope I will not need to wait for a week before leaving Montevideo!


      3 Answers Nov 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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      Nice inexpensive hotels

      by translunar Online Now Nov 5, 2013 at 9:56 PM

      I am looking for a decent place or places to stay and get grounded, to start a month or so of enjoying Uruguay.

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 7:47 PM
    • Montevideo side trips

      by PhillyFilly Online Now Oct 18, 2013 at 5:21 AM

      Is La Cologna worth the visit? And is it better to hire a local guide/driver in the country or book before you go?

      4 Answers Oct 30, 2013 at 3:08 PM
    • Flight arrives at 2am. What to do until 9am?

      by madproof Online Now Oct 2, 2013 at 11:09 AM


      We are flying in to Montevideo from the US and land at around 2am. In the morning, around 9am, we are picking up a car and driving out to Punte del Este for the week.

      Is there anything that can be done at the airport between 2-9am? Is there an airport hotel that does not require us to leave the airport in a cab? The closest hotel I've found is about 5KM from the airport. We figure by the time we land, go through customs, get a cab (pay for a cab!), and get to a hotel, we'll only have 3-4 hours until we need to be back at the airport to get the car.

      Has anyone flown in at such a late hour? What did you do?

      5 Answers Oct 30, 2013 at 3:11 PM
    • Navettes aéroport

      by Lalonde2000 Online Now Sep 12, 2013 at 3:36 PM


      Comment se rendre de l'aéroport de Montevideo au centre ville à bon marché?

      1 Answer Sep 12, 2013 at 4:36 PM
    • Motorcycle/Scooter Rental in Montevideo/Punta Del Este? Or better to purchase?

      by SuitcaseAsHome Online Now Jun 11, 2013 at 2:02 PM


      I will be coming to Montevideo at the end of June and will probably be staying for a few months, and so I want to either purchase or rent a motorcycle/scooter.

      I'm looking at anywhere from 125 to 250cc, I prefer manual but can easily ride scooters. A dirt bike (dirty) would be ideal, but I know that they can get expensive. Whether I rent or buy depends on prices and the general situation, so I have a few questions:

      1. What are the average prices for bike rental? 2. Are there any scams that often happen? (eg. if you are in Thailand they charge you an arm and a leg for basic repairs and even scratches, unless you fix them yourself without the owner knowing) 3. Are there lots of places for rentals or is it not really popular? 4. Which brands are most common, so are the cheapest for mechanics to service? 5. I love the riding style of Dirtbikes, are they practical here? 6. Can you recommend any bike rental/purchase places?

      1 Answer Jun 19, 2013 at 1:09 PM
    • Pet friendly lodging?

      by msw13 Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 6:32 PM

      We'll be arriving April 11th and are looking for pet friendly lodging (2 dogs) while we search for a longer term rental in person. We're looking for something for a week or two to start with. Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated!

      8 Answers May 17, 2013 at 7:51 AM
    • Bus to BA Argentina from montevideo/Colonia not ferry

      by Unique82 Online Now Jan 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      Hi guys, I know their is a ferry to BA Argentina but id rather take a bus does anyone know if this is possible from montevideo and Colonia if so how long does it take and whats the price?. Thanks!

      1 Answer Jan 30, 2013 at 1:08 PM
    • Montevideo/Colonia to Salta Argentina by bus?

      by Unique82 Online Now Jan 16, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      Does anyone know if there any buses direct to Salta Argentia from Montevideo or anyother parts of Uruguay?. I know about buses from Buenos Aires but i dont want to go there.

      7 Answers Jan 17, 2013 at 2:19 PM
    • Looking for a reliable travel agent in Montevideo

      by Premium5445 Online Now Jan 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM

      Hola. I am wondering if anyone can recommend a travel agent to help with hotel bookings, ferries etc in Montevideo


    • Hotel Escuela Kolping

      by yvr Online Now Dec 20, 2011 at 9:59 AM

      Am thinking about booking this hotel. It is also a training centre for tourism students. There are no reviews about this property. Would appreciate any feed back regarding the property. Apparently there are many of these Kopling training schools throughout South America.

      9 Answers Nov 5, 2012 at 5:11 AM
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      How do I spend 2 days in Montevideo

      by beamer4fun Online Now Nov 26, 2011 at 12:22 PM

      Greetings fellow VTs,

      I'll be in Montevideo December 3rd (Sunday) through December 5th, (Tuesday) before heading off to Buenos Aries for 2 days. What are must see or do(s) while in your city? I'm thinking of renting a car and driving to Punta del estes for beach time Sunday......I hear the beaches are great in this area. I want to practice Tango dancing while I'm there as well. Any ideas or help is greatly appreciated.


      11 Answers Nov 27, 2011 at 5:41 AM
    • need suggestion

      by laurawalker19 Online Now Feb 11, 2011 at 8:54 AM

      Where can I buy a sleeping bag in Montevideo?

      4 Answers Feb 25, 2011 at 3:48 AM
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      only one day

      by jackiewhipple Online Now Dec 19, 2010 at 4:48 PM

      We are on a cruise and only have from 10am to 5pm to see what is important to see in Montevideo. Can we get a van or taxi and do a city tour and then what should we include in this tour?
      Is the Colonia Del Sacramento worth the 2 hour drive to go and see?

      6 Answers Dec 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM
    • Rambla alone at night

      by bkq Online Now Dec 6, 2010 at 9:54 AM

      Any suggestions for a 45 year old male who will be visiting Montevideo alone, staying in Pocitos, and will probably be walking along the Rambla alone quite a bit, even late at night?

      4 Answers Jun 6, 2012 at 11:12 AM