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colonia from pde

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colonia from pde

How far is Colonia from Punta del Este? Is there public transportation? Thanks,

punta del este...
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1. Re: colonia from pde

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.

Regular buses run every 30 minutes or so to Montevideo where you'd have to change bus at the Tres Cruces terminal to go on to Colonia -- takes a little longer due to the change.

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2. Re: colonia from pde

Thanks. Is it just easier to go from Buenos Aires?

Punta del Este...
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3. Re: colonia from pde

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.

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4. Re: colonia from pde

Your question is about going to Colonia from Punta del Este; I don´t know how the answer ended up talking about Buquebus. In Punta del Este you can catch any bus to Montevideo, and there, at the bus terminal, you´ll have several connections to Colonia (either the same company COT) or another.

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5. Re: colonia from pde

thanks again. Since we will be in BA we may go from there. Is it worth giving up a day? We have four .


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6. Re: colonia from pde

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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Hello, do you guys know roughly how much a cab ride would cost from Punta Del Este to Colonia? How about from Montevideo to Colonia? I will be short of time and the bus from punta to Colonia is not an option for me; please advise.


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