Getting there & away
Most services to Punta’s bus terminal (489467; cnr Calle 32 & Bulevar Artigas) are an extension of those to Maldonado.
Aeropuerto Internacional de Punta del Este (559777) is at Laguna del Sauce 25km west of Punta del Este.
Pluna (492050, 490101; cnr Av Roosevelt & Parada 9; 9am-6pm Mon-Sat) offers the most frequent flights between Punta and Buenos Aires’ Aeroparque. In summer it also flies to Brazil and Chile, with plans for new services to Córdoba, Argentina, and Asunción, Paraguay.
Aerolíneas Argentinas (444343; Edificio Santos Dumont, Gorlero, btwn Calles 30 & 31; 9am-11pm daily Dec-Mar, 10am-12:30pm & 2:30-6pm Mon-Fri Apr-Nov) flies to Aeroparque several times daily in season, and once a day on Friday and Sunday off-season.
TAM (442920; Calle 29, btwn Gorlero & Calle 24; Dec-Mar) operates a limited number of flights to/from São Paulo in summer.