How far is Colonia from Punta del Este? Is there public transportation? Thanks,
If you're using the Buquebus ferry, the company runs buses from Punta del Este to connect at Colonia -- takes about 4 hours with a stop in Canelones; fare around 12 dollars which is included in your ferry ticket.
Thanks. Is it just easier to go from Buenos Aires?
Well, yes, it's much easier/quicker from BA to Colonia. Buquebus has both a one-hour ferry and a three-hour ferry between BA and Colonia.
thanks again. Since we will be in BA we may go from there. Is it worth giving up a day? We have four .
Do you include in your four days time for BA, Colonia and Punta del Este?
If that's the case the answer is NO, too many eggs in one basket. Stick to BA and maybe take a day trip to Colonia. But if you have four days for Uruguay, yes, give one day to Colonia and spend two or three in Punta del Este. You can take Buquebus to Montevideo and their bus to Punta, and then you can come back from Punta with the Buquebus bus to Colonia and stay there one day and take the ferry the next day to BA. It also depends on the time of the year you plan to travel, right now the hotels are pretty much booked from the 20th of December to mid January here in Punta.
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