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Land

Uruguay shares borders with the Argentine province of Entre Ríos and the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Major highways and bus services are generally good, although buses from Montevideo to Buenos Aires are slower and less convenient than the ferries across the Río de la Plata. For Iguazú Falls, traveling via Argentina is faster, cheaper and more straightforward than traveling through Brazil.

Border Crossings

ARGENTINA

TO

ROUTE

Buenos Aires

TO

Montevideo

ROUTE

Boat (Buquebus)

Buenos Aires

TO

Colonia

ROUTE

Boat (Buquebus, Colonia Express, Seacat)

Tigre

TO

Carmelo

ROUTE

Boat (Cacciola)

Gualeguaychú

TO

Fray Bentos

ROUTE

Puente General San Martín (bridge)

Colón

TO

Paysandú

ROUTE

Puente General Artigas (bridge)

Concordia

TO

Salto

ROUTE

Represa Salto Grande (dam)

Concordia

TO

Salto

ROUTE

Boat (Transporte Fluvial San Cristóbal)

BRAZIL

TO

ROUTE

Chuí

TO

Chuy

ROUTE

Hwy BR-471/UR-9

Jaguarão

TO

Río Branco

ROUTE

Hwy BR-116/UR-26

Aceguá

TO

Aceguá

ROUTE

Hwy BR-153/UR-8

Santana do Livramento

TO

Rivera

ROUTE

Hwy BR-293/UR-5

Quaraí

TO

Artigas

ROUTE

Hwy BR-377/UR-30

Barra do Quaraí

TO

Bella Unión

ROUTE

Hwy BR-472/UR-3

Air

Airports & Airlines

Montevideo’s Carrasco International Airport is the main port of entry. A few direct flights from Argentina and Brazil also serve Punta del Este International Airport.

With the failure of former carriers Pluna and Alas Uruguay, the country no longer has a national airline, and there are no commercial domestic flights.

Sea

There are several ferry routes between Argentina and Uruguay, with the most popular being the one-hour crossing of the Río de la Plata between Buenos Aires and Colonia del Sacramento. Other routes include Buenos Aires to Montevideo, Tigre to Carmelo and Concordia to Salto.