Carrasco International Airport
The airport is situated 11 miles (18km) to the east of central Montevideo in the suburb of Carrasco.
Getting to the city
Buses and metered taxis run by various companies are available for the trip into Montevideo, which takes around half an hour. Commuters should have Uruguayan Pesos for the fare and some tickets can be bought prior to travel from the arrivals hall.
GMT –3 (GMT –2 during daylight saving time).
Tel: +5982 604 0272
Avis, Europcar and Hertz car rental companies are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxi runs a metered service into Montevideo (Tel: +5982 604 0323).
The airport, which is privately run, has recently undergone a major refurbishment with the building of a new terminal and substantial upgrade of existing facilities which include a duty free shop, a few coffee bars and cafeterias, a McDonald's, a branch of HSBC bank, and a currency exchange agency (cambio).
An embarkation tax of US$31 is payable on international departures and a tax of US$17 to Buenos Aires.
Carrasco International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.