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About Carrasco General Cesareo L. Berisso Intl. Airport

Carrasco Airport is an international airport serving Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Carrasco Airport is the largest airport in the country and located in the nearby department of Canelones and is known as one of the most traveled to airports in the world. Flights are operated to the major cities of the world within its six terminal buildings and annually, over 10 million passengers visit Carrasco Airport. The airport opened in 1947 with a single passenger terminal and today the new terminal has the capacity to serve 3 million passengers.

Getting to the City Center from Carrasco General Cesareo L. Berisso Intl. Airport

Because Carrasco International Airport is only 19 kilometers from the city center, it is quick and easy to get to your hotel by bus, minibus, suburban train, taxi or car. Thanks to the transportation network of the three major bus companies spread throughout the city, traveling between the airport and the city center is incredibly easy. Apart from that, you are also likely to benefit from taxi or car rental companies at affordable prices.

Train

Although there are suburban trains in Montevideo, which is not a very big city with regards to surface area, which provide a fast transportation service, buses and taxis are more frequently preferred. Another practical option to get from the Carrasco International Airport to the city center is the suburban trains, both comfortable and affordable.

Bus

You can easily get to any part of Montevideo thanks to the busses waiting just outside the arrival terminal of Carrasco International Airport.

If you get out of the terminal, you can reach the city center if you take any buses writing Montevideo on it. Because Montevideo is not a very large city, a large part of the city's public transport needs is met by a bus system that processes on a regular basis.

You can use SoloBus (Android) and Bondi (Iphone) applications to get up to date information on Montevideo buses and ticket fees. The last stop on all Montevideo buses is the Tres Cruces bus terminal, the city's main bus terminal. This terminal is a 30 minute walk from the city center. Montevideo buses pass through the city as they go to this terminal. On that route, there is also a square in the center of the city, and this journey lasts about 1-1.5 hours on average.

Almost every line of the Cutcsa buses (701, 02, 05) from the airport goes to the Rio Branco bus terminal. This terminal is located in Ramba Porte in the city center. If you choose to go from the airport to the city by bus COT, you need to pay 165 Uruguay Pesos according to the current data. There are also buses belonging to the airport transfer company. Thanks to these buses, it is possible to go to the city at a more convenient fare. As of October 2015, airport shuttle buses that cost only 51 Uruguay Pesos are operating both regularly and comfortably. All you need to do to make use of the airport transfer service is to book your reservation at www.airporttransfer.com.uy.

Taxi

You can get to the city center in 30-35 minutes by taxis operated by the airport waiting at the exit of the arrival terminal of Carrasco Airport. If you make your pre-book at www.aeropuertodecarrasco.com or www.taxisaeropuerto.com, the websites of Taxis Airport, one of the leading companies, it is possible to get more reasonable prices. To go to the city from Carrasco Airport you will need to pay an average of about 20-30 dollars. These taxis are mostly used as a shared taxi since airport taxis start at 70 dollars.

Car Rental

As you will find car rental companies which are world famous brands at Carrasco International Airport, you are also likely to encounter domestic Montevideo car rental companies. Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty are located within the airport terminal building. You have to use Route 101 to get to the city center with your car rented from Carrasco International Airport. It is possible to get to the city after about 20-25 minutes.

In addition, they have a transport service package called ByB Remise system. You can purchase this card from the airport, the markets or at www.bybremises.com. Before you buy this package, you have to give information about your arrival and departure dates. Then a transportation service package is being prepared for you from the airport to the city and vice versa. The updated price of this service is only 34 dollars.

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2017
Getting to Carrasco General Cesareo L. Berisso Intl. Airport from the City Center

It is quite easy to get to Carrasco International Airport from within Montevideo city or any point in the city. Taxis, special vehicles, remise vehicles, buses, suburban trains, etc. means of transportation offer affordable options for tourists and locals alike.

Another characteristic of Montevideo is that the distinction in the price tag for urban public transport is only summer and winter seasons. Local people and tourists are getting transportation service at the same fare without discrimination.

Train

It is not very popular to reach from one point to another in with train Montevideo, which has a 2835 kilometers long railway network. There is a suburban train that goes directly to Carrasco Airport from the train station, which is close to the city center. With these trains you can go to the airport in 25-30 minutes.

Bus

Local buses, from the main means of transport in the city of Montevideo, provide transportation services to every part of the city. Since there are three different bus companies in the city, the number of buses is also quite high. Buses to Carrasco International Airport and other parts of the city depart at 5-25 minutes intervals from Tres Cruces bus terminal, located in a region very close to the city center.

The names of three different bus companies that actively provide transportation services throughout the city are COPSA (www.copsa.com.uy), COT (www.cot.com.uy) and Cutcsa (www.cutcsa.com.uy). Generally, almost all of Montevideo buses operate between 06:00 and 23:45.

Night buses are called nocturnos and a different price tag is applied on them. The DM1 bus leaves from the city every 15 minutes and arrives at the airport within 40 minutes. Another bus is the bus line that goes towards Punta Carretas Shopping. The last option is a bus line from the Rio Branco station in the city to the airport. The fare for this bus is 23 pesos.

There are several ticket systems in Montevideo that meet the needs of passengers. But besides this, you can also pay in cash when you get on the bus.

The intelligent card, which is the first of the ticket systems categorized in different ways, is a card with standard features. If you buy this card, you only need to pay a one-way fee for your 2-hour journey. If you purchase the Omnibus ticket, you can take the bus for 90 minutes by paying a single-use fee.

Taxi

Because the transportation with taxi is not very common in the city, their fees are not very reasonable. But it may be more profitable to choose a taxi for some short-distance trips. If you are going to use a taxi in Montevideo, it is a good idea to speak a little Spanish so that the driver cannot ask for a higher price and you can negotiate. The fee you need to pay for your 10 minute taxi journey is approximately 100 Uruguay Pesos. Transportation takes about 25-30 minutes by car from city center to Carrasco Airport.

Car Rental

It is easy to say that driving in Montevideo is a very practical option if you have an idea of ​​renting your own vehicle. You are free to park your car as long as you do not see the "Reservado" sign in Montevideo, where parking spaces can easily be found in the city.

You can choose the most suitable car rental companies Montevideo ferry terminal, bus terminal and airport terminal at and rent your car here. It takes about 20-30 minutes to go to Carrasco Airport, which is about 20 kilometers away from the city, with your own car.

After arriving from Montevideo center to Avenida Halia (Route 101), you have to cross Estadio Centenario and come to Barra de Carrasco. Later, after turning north and heading towards Avenida de Las Americas, you will be on the way to Carrasco Airport.

Airport Information

Carrasco International Airport, which is very close to Montevideo city center, is Uruguay's busiest, largest and busiest airport. The airport has a capacity of 6 million passengers per year and is located 19 kilometers east of Montevideo city center.

As at any international airport, Carrasco Airport has a number of possibilities to meet your needs. Some of those are ATMs, banking and currency exchange offices, eating and drinking areas, recreation and smoking areas, free internet access, post office, telephone and communication areas, a large duty free store, souvenir shops and markets, restaurants, cafes and bars, lounges, 24/7 open tourist counseling and information desks, parking space for 1200 cars.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2017

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