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There are regular and express ferries from Buenos Aires to Montevideo. One option goes directly to the Ciudad Vieja district of Montevideo, situated very close to downtown, with the Buquebus ferry company, and takes about three hours. Another option is the ferry+bus combination (which I've personally done in the reverse direction), which has two companies -...


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I live in Uruguay (and use ANCEL), but I'm in no other way affiliated with them. I just use them and recommend them when have friends visiting because they're, in my opinion, the best choice available here. With their Kit Prepago, you get: 500 SMS to other ANCEL mobiles 512 MBs to use the LTE network (or 384 MBs if you use the 3G infrastructure) 1000 mins ...


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Having done this a couple times I can say that your passport will be stamped twice: once for entry and once for exit. In general, the two immigration checks - Argentinian and Uruguayan - are back to back so the likelihood of missing out on a stamp is fairly low.


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Data via cellphone is one of the most competitive marketplaces in Uruguay. Vendors are shifting from 3G to 4G, starting in the area around Montevideo. From a consumer's standpoint the only discouraging trend in this market is the adoption of data volume caps by all vendors. As of August 2012 no vendor web-site offered an unlimited mobile internet ...


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After some searching, there's a restaurant called Tandory, at Ramon Masini esq. Libertad, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay (Pocitos). Here's the official website, with their menu (in Spanish). The reviews on TripAdvisor sound amazing. I had concerns about whether or not it was vegetarian, however - they have some options, and it'll depend on how vegetarian or ...


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From this answer by the Buquebus company Buenos días Maria, tenemos WIFI sin costo en la terminal de Puerto Madero. Saludos. Which translates to: yes there is free wifi.


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I've read the Spanish version of the website, and it says the departure fee is indeed included in the airline fare. I'd find rather unusual that some airlines include it and some others don't. On the other hand, when buying the ticket, there's usually a link (just before you confirm your buy) that will show you the fare details. There you can confirm that ...


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According to https://www.wifimap.io/4047-montevideo-free-wifi, there is a free wifi hotspot located in the same place as the Buquebus terminal:


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In normal times (the cited TripAdvisor answer is undated), yes. Because of the Argentinian border shutdown, however, the Buquebus service is now suspended and the Buquebus terminals closed to public access. Source (in Spanish): Buquebus Announcement


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I'm not local from uruguay, but I spent a few summer vacations there. It semes that ANTEL has around 50% of the mobile market and, as far as I remember, ANTEL was the only company providing POTS telephony in Uruguay. It used to be a nation-wide monopoly and it seems to remain this way as this link (in spanish) says. That's why they can provide a much cheaper ...


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I was in Uruguay for about a year we don't have any Indian restaurants. The closest thing would be Chinese fried rice in Jaun bonito blank st (I don't remember the exact location). But you also have good Indian food in Argentina 3-4 hrs from port of Montevideo. Delhi taj and bombay. We also don't get any Indian grocery there. All Indians stock kilograms of ...


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I don't think so. This terminal is indeed structured like an airport, with check-in and stuff, but there is fewer hassles - not that much of security theatre, boarding is faster, boats don't need time to steer around like planes do, etc. I think 45 minutes is more than enough to board the ship, I don't think they are leaving without you.


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Just sharing my experience: some friends of mine of myself took the Buquebus boat service from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, then back from Montevideo to Buenos Aires on the same day in early January 2020. None of us received an Uruguayan stamp on their passport upon passing the Uruguayan immigration (we went through 2 Uruguayan immigration officers) at the ...


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I went to Montevideo a couple of months ago and found the buses from the airport quite pleasing and not at all as you have heard described - the bus I used to get downtown was not full at all, there were in fact lots of empty seats. I arrived in the afternoon. It took about an hour to get close to my stop, which is past Tres Cruces - but you said you didn't ...


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As per a comment above, Rome2Rio offers several options: Bus - bag may be a problem, but cheapest of the options Taxi- Would work, but more expensive Drive - not really an option unless you can hitch Uber - middle of the range, and available. It's up to you as to which of those is more suitable to your purpose/budget.


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I do not know whether there is an Indian food market in Montevideo, but I know that all the basic food stuff are sold in the city. And not just the basics, also some of the spices and special items you are used to at home. You might need to look for the translation of the names of things, but almost all will be for sale, in markets or in small shops or ...


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By ferry, there is also a third company (SeaCat) which make the Buenos Aires - Colonia crossing and their rates are generally the cheapest of all three companies. I agree Mark, however, that you'll leave yourself quite short on time if you go via Colonia. If you fly, since the former Uruguayan airline (Pluna) closed in 2012, your only options are LAN/TAM ...


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