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Buenos Aires To Montevideo, By Plane Or Ship?  
User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11053 times:

Greetings.

I'm planning my next month trip to Buenos Aires. I know that Montevideo is really close to Buenos Aires, so I think it'd be great to visit Uruguay too. I've doing my homework and I have two options:

-A 50 mins flight between EZE and MVD.

-A two hours trip in a boat.

I know, for us aviation nuts it'd be a an easy pick, especially when I can fly a UA's 767 for the short hop. Yet, I wonder if I'm going to miss nice views or other interesting stuff by skipping the ship's trip.

Hence, I'd be really grateful if our fellow Argentinean A.netters could give some input. Or if any of you have done this before, I'd like to hear your advice.

Thanks in advance pals!

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11044 times:

Why not do both? Go out on the airplane, come back on the boat, or vice-versa...

Greg



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11040 times:

Hi SFOMEX,

ok, let's see your options.

If you want to see more of Uruguay, I would suggest you thake the Buquebus, but not the direct one to Montevideo, rather, the one that goes to Colonia, and from there you'll have a 2 hour bus ride to Montevideo. The connection is provided by Buquebus, so you don't have to worry.
If you want to get the direct Buquebus, you'll only have water around you all the time, so no real sight seeing there.
Maybe you can try going there by the first option and coming back flying. You have Pluna and AR. Plune uses 732's and ATR-42's, while AR will have also 732's or MD-80's (I don't think they are using the 735 to MVD).

A third option, also by boat, is taking the "Cacciola". This one leaves from Tigre, north of Buenos Aires and has a 2 hour trip by boat and then the bus (again, all arranged). This way you get to see much of the Uruguayan countryside as well as the Tigre area, a kind of Buenos Aires Venice  Wink

hope this helps!



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11038 times:

Well strictly speaking if you go from the center of Bs As to he center of Montevideo, you are much quicker by boat due to the time it takes you to go to Ezeiza airport, check in, board,taxi, fly, land in MVD , get out of the airport and go to city center!

You have a good company called Buquebus. You can find info on prices here http://www.buquebus.com

However its true that if you have all your time and are a great Av nut like most of us here I'd say you take the flight! After all on the boat trip you get to see a great view of Bs As from the sea but then its just water and water as you go through the Mar de Plata .

Hope this helps

BM



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User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11035 times:

Most of the flights between Montevideo & BA use Aeroparque rather than Ezeiza - or they did when I did it a few years ago.


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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11035 times:

Hi roots, todo bien?

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 3):
great view of Bs As from the sea

Actually its a River! Rio de la Plata

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 3):
Mar de Plata

Mar del Plata is a city 400 km south of Buenos Aires, on the Atlantic coast
 Smile



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User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11032 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 1):
Why not do both?

Yep, it'd be a great way to do it. I only worry about $$, since it'd be more expensive that way.

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 2):
, I would suggest you thake the Buquebus, but not the direct one to Montevideo, rather, the one that goes to Colonia, and from there you'll have a 2 hour bus ride to Montevideo. The connection is provided by Buquebus, so you don't have to worry.



Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 2):
A third option, also by boat, is taking the "Cacciola". This one leaves from Tigre, north of Buenos Aires and has a 2 hour trip by boat and then the bus (again, all arranged). This way you get to see much of the Uruguayan countryside as well as the Tigre area, a kind of Buenos Aires Venice

Great info EZEIZA, muchas gracias! I had no idea about these two different options by boat. The third option is especially attractive since I don't want to limit myself to urban areas. Once again, thanks.


User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11031 times:

Buquebus a litle bit cheaper.I just booked to my mother for 310 pesos, about 100 us Dollars.By plane AR has several flights, wich cost about 120 us Dollars.
I would go on the boat, as is faster.Just be there half on hour or 20 minutes before and you are in, getting down in Downtown MVD.No need for hassle, taking cabs, check in, etc.Plus, there are very cool Duty Frees on board.

Come to visit the Argie A.nutters!!!Hope to see you around!!!

Mike



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User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11030 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 3):
You can find info on prices here http://www.buquebus.com

Thanks for the link RootsAir. You are right, I'd like to flight just for the sake of adding MVD and maybe Aeroparque to my list of airports I've visited. I only hope that the person I'm traveling with would be nice enough to accommodate to my airports' fever.  Wink


User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11030 times:

Quoting SFOMEX (Reply 6):
Great info EZEIZA, muchas gracias! I had no idea about these two different options by boat. The third option is especially attractive since I don't want to limit myself to urban areas. Once again, thanks.

No problem! As Mike said, let us know when you're here, maybe we can go sight seeing at AEP  Smile



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User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11025 times:

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 7):
Come to visit the Argie A.nutters!!!Hope to see you around!!!



Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 9):
let us know when you're here, maybe we can go sight seeing at AEP

That would be great! I'll be in Bs As during the third week of July. I'll let you know in advance about my plans and hopefully we would be able to arrange something.


User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3146 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11022 times:

SFOMEX!

Great to see you are visiting "La Reina del Plata" and great for you to show interest for the princess! (MVD)  Wink

Here's some research I did for a thread Big grin
AR To Appeal DUE LAN Route Concession (by Kavanagh Jun 5 2005 in Civil Aviation)

Check reply 8.  Smile.

Well.. we surely hope to hear from you!
Un saludo desde Linksys! Big grin


Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11019 times:

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 5):

Actually its a River! Rio de la Plata

true you are right on that one! Its such a huge river I tend tzo say its the sea....plus the salt that comes from mixing in with the sea makes it smell like the sea !

[Edited 2005-06-23 09:36:43]


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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 10977 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 12):
....plus the salt that comes from mixing in with the sea makes it smell like the sea !

Humm, they don't mix.I've been in Punta Rasa were the River joins the Ocean, and the depth is 1 or 2 feet and the water flows to the other side, towards the ocean.And you can clearly see a line in between, and brown water to your left and blue water to your right.And lots of crab.all over the place.
Maybe that smell was the polution....

Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineCurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1002 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 10979 times:

A few years back I did the boat thing from Montevideo to Buenos Aires. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it... great timing from almost city centre to city centre. The great part was chatting with both locals and tourists. It was a great way to arrive in BA. The flights would be great but if you like to walk around and mingle and see the city from a different angle (out on the river) then I would recommend trying it at least one way.

Cheers!
Curtis



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10962 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 12):
plus the salt that comes from mixing in with the sea makes it smell like the sea !



Quoting AR1300 (Reply 13):
Maybe that smell was the polution....

Exactly what I was about to say! Unfortunatly the river is polluted, especially on the Argentine side.



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10945 times:

Do the tourists has to show the passport when they travel from Bs As to Montevideo by the Buquebus? Or is it a "free zone"?


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User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3146 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10936 times:

Quoting Bongo (Reply 16):
Do the tourists has to show the passport when they travel from Bs As to Montevideo by the Buquebus? Or is it a "free zone"?

Tourists, yes. Citizens, no. Only with their DNI (Documento Nacional de Identidad). After all, you are changing countries. An Economic bloc is not a Union just like the EU.  Smile.


Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie



There is no such thing as Boeing vs Airbus as the queen of the skies has three engines, winglets and the sweetest nose!
User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10933 times:

Thanks MD-11 Junkie, I will be there in two months for vacations and want to go on a day trip to Montevideo, In every case I will of course have my passport ready.  Wink


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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4302 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10914 times:

Well, I would do the ferry just because ferries are getting rarer and rarer...

Just bring some warm clothing it can get rather chilly in July!



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User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10906 times:

To all of you, thanks for the info. I'm really looking forward to visit Bs As and Montevideo and to experiment winter in July! LOL

User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10888 times:

Quoting Bongo (Reply 18):
will be there in two months for vacations and want to go on a day trip to Montevideo

You are welcome too!!!

Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 10874 times:

Quoting SFOMEX (Reply 20):
To all of you, thanks for the info. I'm really looking forward to visit Bs As and Montevideo and to experiment winter in July! LOL

It's really crazy! I just experience it myself a week ago and it really takes you out of place. The first day I didn't knew If i felt cold or hot, or weird. I even got a cold! lol

Anyway, have a nice trip!!

Alonsou



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32624 posts, RR: 72
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 10855 times:

I would do the ferry...it's fun. I've taken Buquebus between Montevideo and Buenos Aires. Nice boats and a relaxing ride. Though I recommend paying the extra AR$50 (about $US18) to go in Especial Class. The seats in coach make most airlines' 31" pitch seem roomy.


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