Why Colonia Uruguay

Colonia, Uruguay is a small town that is just waiting to be explored. It’s a perfect day trip when you visit Buenos Aires, Argentina. The historic old city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Colonia, Uruguay - Old Town

Colonia, Uruguay – Old Town

 

Where

Colonia, Uruguay is located across the river from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

How To Get Here

By Train

No trains are available.

By Plane

The closest airport is downtown airport, Buenos Aires-Jorge Newberry (AEP) in Argentina. There is also the international airport Ezezia (EZE) which is located across town. Once in Buenos Aires, head towards the port and take the Buquebus (ferry service) to Colonia.

Colonia, Uruguay - Taking off from Jorge Newberry (AEP)

Colonia, Uruguay – Taking off from Jorge Newberry (AEP)

 

Colonia, Uruguay - The Buquebus making its way from Colonia to Buenos Aires

Colonia, Uruguay – The Buquebus making its way from Colonia to Buenos Aires

The following airlines has service to Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP):

Aerolineas Argentinas (AR), LAN (LA), Omni Air International (OY), Línea Aérea Amaszonas (Z8), Gol Transportes Aereos (G3) and TAM (JJ).

The following airlines has service to Buenos Aires-Ezeza Airport (EZE):

Aerolineas Argentinas (AR), Aeromexico (AM), Air Canada (AC), Air Europa (UX), Air France (AF), Air New Zealand (NZ), Alitalia (AZ), American Airlines (AA), Avianca (AV), Azul Brazilian Airlines (AD), Boliviano (OB), British Airways (BA), Conviasa (V0), Copa Airlines (CM), Cubana Airlines (CU), Delta Air Lines (DL), Gol Transportes Aeros (G3), Iberia Airlines (IB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LATAM Argentian (4M), LATAM Brazil (JJ), LATAM Paraguay (PZ), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Sky Airline (H2), Qatar Airways (QR), Turkish Airlines (TK) and United Airlines (UA).

By Ferry

The Buquebus Ferry takes about an hour from the port of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Remember to bring your passport with you.

By Bus

There is bus service from Montevideo, Uruguay; it takes about two hours.

Colonia, Uruguay - Fountain

Colonia, Uruguay – Fountain

By Car

If you are already in Uruguay you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Colonia, Uruguay - Streets of Colonia

Colonia, Uruguay – Streets of Colonia

Where To Stay

When I went, I did a day trip from Buenos Aires. You can of course stay overnight. Check below for a place to stay.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

Colonia is a fishing town so you’ll find lots of seafood restaurants.

Colonia, Uruguay - La Luna Restaurant

Colonia, Uruguay – La Luna Restaurant

 

Colonia, Uruguay - Restaurant Row

Colonia, Uruguay – Restaurant Row

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

This is a walking city. So just start walking the moment you get off the boat from Buenos Aires. Don’t even take a cab into the town, just walk.

Also visit the old part of the city; the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Colonia, Uruguay - Old Colonia

Colonia, Uruguay – Old Colonia

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

 

Additional Information

Uruguay Tourism Board

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