Hello! I know this question has been asked on the forum before, but it has been a few years. I will be arriving in Colonia by ferry from BA on August 29. I have already checked the trescruces.com.uy website for the schedule and know the 2 bus operators for this leg are COT and TURIL. I don't want to purchase the ferry + bus combo because it does not allow any time to stopover in Colonia. I plan to spend at least 2 to 3 hours in Colonia before hopping on the bus to Montevideo. What I would like to know from the experts or people who have traveled on this bus is:
1. Do you think it is necessary to purchase the tickets in advance? Or should I be ok getting tickets as soon as I step off the ferry 3 hours before I want to depart on the bus? (I can purchase tickets online from COT's and TURIL's website). Looking to take the bus at 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon.
2. However, in order to buy tickets on both of these websites, I must input my passport number and other identifying information. I don't expect anyone to know how a website handles our personal info, but would you advise that I go ahead and trust these sites with my personal info?
Thank you in advance.