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 is located across the river from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
How To Get Here
No trains are available.
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 – 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).
The Buquebus Ferry takes about an hour from the port of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Remember to bring your passport with you.
There is bus service from Montevideo, Uruguay; it takes about two hours.
Colonia, Uruguay – Fountain
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
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.