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About Melo

Melo, the capital of Uruguay's Cerro Largo district, is the ninth most populous city in the country. Hot and temperate climate is dominant in Melo. There is a pronounced precipitation in the city. In the winter months, there are frequent frosts and fogs, and the summer months are quite hot. The average annual temperature of the city is known as 19.3 degrees Celsius.

There are two museums worth seeing in the city center. These are the birthplace of Juana de Ibarbourou and Regional History Museum. Many of the people who come to the city do not leave the city without visiting these museums. There is also a stone inn near an old river around Melo. There are many businesses operating in the city center, where you can find a mixture of Argentine and Uruguay cuisine.

These include places serving local as well as the world cuisines. Pork and sheep meat are often preferred in menus and potatoes are fried in various sauces. In the city where you can experience a quite ambitious nightlife, many events are held until the first hours of the morning. Melo Airport is located in the country. In addition, transport within the country is highly developed.

Transportation to Melo City Center from Airport

Melo, which is located in the northeast of Uruguay, is also the capital of the region known as Cerro Largo. In the city, which is the ninth largest settlement of the country in terms of population, you can travel from the airport to the center by taxi or by renting a suitable car from one of the car rental offices at the airport.


Taxis are among the most practical transportation alternatives that can be used for travelling to the center from Melo Airport. You can comfortably travel to the city center by easily finding a taxi at Melo Airport especially at landing hours of the flights. Taxi fares are not generally high in Uruguay and Melo, but you should keep in mind that the cost will increase if your destination is not close. While choosing your vehicle, you should consider these conditions if you want a budget-friendly travel.

Car Rental 

Renting a car is one of the most ideal options especially for passengers who want to travel to nearby places rather than the city center of Melo. Since Melo isn’t close to the capital and other important centers of the country, car rental comes to the forefront as an option offering both economic and time saving transportation. You can prefer a local or international car rental company and rent your car in a short time by following certain procedures. Your car will be waiting for you when you land at the airport if you demand this service from your company.

Local Shuttle

Another transportation alternative commonly preferred between the airport and city center in Melo and in other important cities of Uruguay is local shuttle service offered by local companies. These shuttles, which carry passengers in a comfortable and fast way, connects the airport to the city center. If you want to use this option for your transportation, you are advised to make a reservation in advance. If you don’t make a reservation for a shuttle, you may have to wait for a long time at Melo Airport or you may have to use a taxi instead. The cost of these shuttles carrying passengers to the city from the airport is very changeable. You can travel to Melo city center and other regions by using a shuttle after collecting the most budget-friendly shuttle offers by providing information such as the travel date, distance and the number of passengers.

Hotel Shuttle

If you will be staying at a hotel in Melo or nearby places, you can prefer reaching your destination from the airport by using a hotel shuttle. Those, who want to travel with hotel shuttles, should make a reservation in advance like in local shuttle service. Shuttle options in Melo are less developed and there aren’t many options compared to the country's capital, Montevideo and other major cities. However, you can arrange a shuttle by getting support from the local guides and hotels in the city. When you make a reservation in advance for a shuttle offering service to their customers with a local driver, you can comfortably travel to your destination.

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2018

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To which airport are the flights to Melo arranged?

Melo flights are organized to Cerro Largo Intl. Airport.

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