ATM and Boat from Montevideo to Buenos Aires -- Help
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Sep 21, 2012 1:57 PM Last Post By: Andreas_at_LP
Sep 14, 2012 1:11 PM
I will be landing at the Montevideo airport at 5am on Sunday.
I need to get as many american dollars from the uruguayan atms as possible and I need to catch the earliest buquebus to BA.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this best, most efficiently?
Sep 14, 2012 3:52 PM
1As in any other part of the world, there is a daily limit on the extractions from an atm. Here I believe it's around 400 usd.
It's a pity you arrive here on a Sunday, cos on Monday you could go to a bank, and the cashier (the human being:) can give you as many dollars as you have on your account.
Is your question based on the restriction of dollars in Argentina?
Sep 14, 2012 5:05 PM
2Thanks for the response. I have 2 atm cards for 2 bank accounts, so I should be fine on dollars.
Is there a bus from the airport to the wharf/pier where the boat for BA departs?
Do you know what time the first boat to BA departs?
As I mention, I arrive at montevideo airport at 5am.
Would it be faster and cheaper to take a bus from Montevideo to Colonia and take a boat from Colonia to BA?
Edited by: pblocout
Sep 15, 2012 8:38 AM
Sep 18, 2012 4:52 PM
4ban, that's incorrect. This is a DAILY limit, until recently the cashier would not release more than the said limit. The good news is... a few days ago the national bank decided to raise the atm daily limit to 30,000 pesos per day (1500 usd) in order to have the human cashiers busy with other tasks
Sep 19, 2012 8:06 AM
5What is incorrect? Your DAILY limit is not ATM determine, bank sets the limit. Foreign cards and account has nothing to do with Uruguayan limits. Simple as that.
So if there is an ATM with eg $400 (I've seen some with limit as low as $100) then you just use the same card few times in a row and you get as much as you need in few translations.
This is how it works around the world amigo, maybe you can't higher your Uruguayan account limit, but there is no problem doing it with most western accounts
Sep 19, 2012 10:09 AM
6You're wrong, here, to avoid scams and theft of cards, atms are topped with a certain limit. You can always go to the cashier and withdraw as much money as you want. It doesn't matter if your account at home does it for you, this applies to both networks of atms in Uruguay, Banred and RedBrou
Sep 19, 2012 10:36 AM
7I'm telling you this for the 3rd and last time, ATM limits are present around the world, in some countries (like Laos) as low as $100. The way around it is to do multiple translations - you take your card, you take eg max $400, you put your card again and you take as much as you need, the final limit of this play is set by your bank.
Is the same way in neighbourly Argentina, where 1500 ARS is the limit, that's why if you need more you need to do more than one translation (and pay commission for every one of them)
ATM limits are set by translations, daily limit are set by issuing bank. I really can't make it simpler.
Sep 19, 2012 1:55 PM
Sep 20, 2012 2:03 PM
9Exactly snatch. This daily limit is imposed to avoid people robbing cards and getting using the cards over and over again. Or imagine the worst case scenario, people being kidnapped and forced to enter the password to release huge amounts of money from an atm. By the way, in Montevideo most atms are locked at night, only a few remain free to access, especially the ones close to police stations.
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