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Colonia del Sacramento
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Ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento

The Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento ferry route is provided by 2 operators and is available for booking all year round. The ferry crossing from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento ferry duration can range between 1 hour 15 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes depending on the operator that you decide to travel with.


Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento Ferry Schedule


There are around 56 ferry weekly sailings from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento. The Buquebus ferry service runs up to 3 times per day while the Colonia Express ferry service runs up to 5 times per day. Ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento Ferry Time

The first ferry leaves at approximately 08:30 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 20:00. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.


High Speed Ferry Buenos Aires to Colonia

The fastest ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento is with Buquebus and Colonia Express.


Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia?

There are no cabins on ferries from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento.


Buenos Aires to Colonia Ferry Price


The price of a ferry from Buenos Aires - Colonia del Sacramento can vary between $22 and $260 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $45, prices can range from $22 and $105. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.


Cheap Ferry Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento


Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability.

With 8 sailings per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there are alternative routes to explore if you require additional flexibility.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Argentina to Uruguay page.
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Buenos Aires - Colonia del Sacramento Route summary
Departure Country Argentina
Destination Country Uruguay
No. of Operators 2
Operators Buquebus & Colonia Express
Average Price $165*
Average Daily Sailings 6
Average Weekly Sailings 47
Average Sailing Duration 1h 15m
First Ferry 02:30
Last Ferry 22:45
Distance 31 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento is approximately 1h 15m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento?

    The average price of a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento is approximately $159. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento?

    There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento. The following operators that provide this service are
    • Buquebus
    • Colonia Express
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento?

    Ferries from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento with
    • Buquebus
    • Colonia Express
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento with the following operators
    • Buquebus
    • Colonia Express
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • Buquebus
    • Colonia Express
  • How far is Colonia del Sacramento from Buenos Aires?

    Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento is approximately 31 nautical miles distance apart.

Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento Ferry Guide

Buenos Aires Ferry Guide

Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires is located on the western shores of the mammoth River Plate estuary. It’s a multicultural metropolis that has retained much of its historical European identity, evident in the downtown clash of architecture that ranges from the soaring towers of the central business district to the pink walls of the Italianate-style Casa Rosada presidential palace.

The Buenos Aires ferry port is located in the Balvanera region and is easily accessible by driving along the Au 25 de Mayo until you reach the coast. There are several trains which go directly to the port including the Belgrano Norte line (red) and the Mitre Line (blue). Passengers arriving at the terminal building can expect to find a café, a restaurant, a lounge, wheelchair access and Wi-Fi.

There are daily sailings from the country’s largest city to the Uruguayan cities of Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento. Both Buquebus and Colonia Express operate on these routes.



Colonia del Sacramento Ferry Guide

Colonia del Sacramento is a small city located in southwest Uruguay. The settlement lies on the tip of a peninsula that points to the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires on the opposite bank of the River Plate.

The Route 1 highway, found just a few minutes from the entrance to the port, covers over a hundred miles of the coast en route to the capital of Montevideo. The bus terminal by the harbour is ideal for those looking to travel more locally, with routes heading into the city centre and along the beach-lined promenades.

Colonia del Sacramento ferry port is located in the Centro region and is easily accessible from the east by following the Brigadier Gral. Manuel Oribe road. The terminal building has a variety of facilities including a lounge, a café and toilets. Parking is available nearby at the Garage America on Alberto Mendez 275.





Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2/26/2024 and 3/3/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Buquebus 08:15 09:30 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 08:30 09:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 10:30 11:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Buquebus 12:15 13:30 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 12:50 14:05 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 18:30 19:45 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Buquebus 18:45 20:00 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
Colonia Express 20:00 21:15 1 hour 15 minutes Everyday
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