Buses run all over the city until around 11pm daily, and are cheap and easy to use. Visitors can buy tickets directly from the driver or conductor, who can also offer advice on routes and destinations. Taxis are metered and plentiful.
Otherwise, locals are generally friendly and willing to point travellers to various sights and attractions. A Spanish phrase book is useful for this reason.
Carrasco International Airport
The airport is situated 11 miles (18km) to the east of central Montevideo, in the suburb of Carrasco.
Carrasco International Airport (MVD)
LocationThe airport is situated 11 miles (18km) to the east of central Montevideo, in the suburb of Carrasco.
Getting to the city
Buses and taxis are available from the airport to the city centre.
TimeLocal time is GMT -3.
Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Europcar.
Airport Taxi runs a metered service into Montevideo from the airport.
Airport facilities include VIP lounges, a conference room, shopping (including duty-free shops), a bank, fast food outlets, car rental companies, a hairdresser, a travel agency and currency exchange facilities.
Parking is available at the airport. There are short-term and long-term parking lots.