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Very nice boat

The boat was great (except the bathrooms--dirty), and the seats were comfortable. A quick trip, and... read more

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Sammy P

Very efficient way to get across Rio De La Plata from Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay. Everyone... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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| Port of Colonia, Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed yesterday

The boat was great (except the bathrooms--dirty), and the seats were comfortable. A quick trip, and quicker and better quality than Colonia Express. Do not recommend booking via Direct Ferries though. Book directly with Buquebus. The Direct Ferries website tries to hack up the price...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very efficient way to get across Rio De La Plata from Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay. Everyone was very professional. Duty free was too crowded and couldn’t walk around. WIFI would be good to add

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

There is a huge waiting room, however you may not find a seat if you do not arrive early. There is a small place to eat, basic food and it is expensive. Not confortable at all. Do try to have luch/dinner before. Also buy your...More

1  Thank Silvana_Analia
Reviewed 29 July 2018

I took the evening ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires, the wait in Montevideo was ok, I had first class seating, and it is true that they make no difference in the boarding, but once on the ship it is better to be upstairs, at...More

Thank Temper43
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This was a good experience for my family and myself. It was an early ride, so we slept during almost the entire trip. I could barely tell we were moving and that was great.

1  Thank Bobbie S
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Customer service was really terrible, from my reservation until the end of the trip. We were scheduled to travel on the Francisco as it was in repair they reschedule us to travel on the Sílvia Ana an older ship, even so they did not refunded...More

Thank Arleny M
Reviewed 27 June 2018

no customer service without available telephone hotline. No ticket confirmation received after payment. My god, do I have to spend half of my day to get a ticket confirmation? On facebook they did not react since a day. Worst service ever, plus expensive. Rather go...More

Thank Johann S
Reviewed 20 May 2018

If you go from Buenos Aires to Colonia it takes 1 hour and 2 if you go to Montevideo. The trip to Montevideo (and back) is in a new ship very nice and comfortable. Also the ship that goes to and from Colonia, which is...More

5  Thank anamaria67
Reviewed 10 April 2018

If are in Buenos Aires, don't miss the opportunity to take a day trip to Montevideo. However, it would be very helpful if you are staying at a hotel within walking distance of the Buquebus terminal in Puerto Madero since the boat leaves early in...More

3  Thank jrasgad0
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We took Buquebus from Buenos Aires to Montevideo. They are very disorganized. We purchased first class tickets, which essentially get you nothing. The seats are a little bigger than others, but you wait in the same lines,etc. They ask you to get there two hours...More

3  Thank happyt0urist
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EzeKieL P
3 April 2018|
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Response from NHargraves | Reviewed this property |
We did not have a car, but others did.
8 September 2017|
Response from Temper43 | Reviewed this property |
Well it can be done, if you start in the morning you may have to shuttle from Colonia Suiza to Colonia Valdense to catch another bus to Montevideo, but I think it is a doable thing....