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travel from colonia to punta del este on the bus

ojai
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travel from colonia to punta del este on the bus

i can't find the information on how to get from colonia to punta ballena on a bus? also we want

to take the ferry back to buenos aires, can we leave from punta del este?

Punta del Este...
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1. Re: travel from colonia to punta del este on the bus

You have to take a bus from Colonia to the station in Montevideo, called Tres Cruces, then another bus from Tres Cruces to Punta del Este, and get off at Portezuelo (the stop for Punta Ballena). This is easy. Buses leave Colonia for Montevideo, and Montevideo for Punta del Este, every half hour or even more often. You can check schedules at www.trescruces.com.uy (has all bus lines, to and from Montevideo).

The ferries to Buenos Aires leave from Montevideo and Colonia, not Punta del Este. However, the ferry line, Buquebus, sells a trip from Punta del Este to Buenos Aires that includes their own bus from Punta del Este that meets up at the port in either Montevideo or Colonia with their ferry. In high season, say December through February, there are several of these per day. Off season, it's more difficult but can still be done. Or, you can take a separate bus from Punta del Este (or Portezuelo) to Montevideo, take a taxi from Tres Cruces to the port, and catch the ferry. Here's the Buquebus site where you can check schedules (schedules posted about 60 days in advance of travel date):

www.buquebus.com

Punta del Este...
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2. Re: travel from colonia to punta del este on the bus

long answer, totally correct. I drove the same just yesterday in 3 and a half hours.

3. Re: travel from colonia to punta del este on the bus

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