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Transportation to Montevideo, Uruguay

Visitors from other countries arrive mainly through Carrasco International Airport (MVD). It is the main airport in the country and is located approximately 30 min. by car or 1 hr. by bus from the hotel and the venue of the event.

Entry Requirements

The information in this section is current as of 6/28/2023 but should be used as a guide only and confirmed on a case-by-case basis. It includes links to primary sources of information.

  • No special immigration procedures or forms are required upon arrival.
  • Persons from Mercosur countries and associated states may enter with an identity card or passport (it is recommended to confirm in each case).
  • People from other countries must enter with a valid passport.
  • Most Latin American and Caribbean countries do not require visas, but it is recommended in all cases to confirm in the official list of the National Direction of Migration. Visas are processed at the Uruguayan consulate nearest to the person, all information about the process is available on the web and consular offices can be consulted on the consular map.
  • For entry of minors, documentation and permits from the country of origin will be required.
  • As of February 16, 2023, travelers will not be required to present a certificate of vaccination against covid-19 or test results. It is also not necessary to present the affidavit of entry to Uruguay. Foreigners entering by any means must have health coverage or medical insurance.

Transportation in Montevideo


Montevideo is a reasonably safe city and very suitable for walking short distances. Walking is the most recommendable and enjoyable option, especially if the road is an excuse to walk along the rambla or through the city's parks. Walking routes can be planned with Cómo ir https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uy.gub.imm.stm.mobile.comoir&hl=es https://itunes.apple.com/uy/app/c%C3%B3mo-ir/id933271921?mt=8 https://montevideo.gub.uy/aplicacion/como-ir, Google Maps https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.maps&hl=es&gl=US https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354 https://maps.google.com/ and Moovit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tranzmate&hl=es-419 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/moovit-public-transport/id498477945?mt=8 https://moovitapp.com/.

Only main streets and avenues have ramps on corners, and it is common to find breaks or obstacles on sidewalks.


It is available on a map that contains the existing infrastructure for bicycle circulation in the city and public bicycle lanes. The network of bicycle paths does not cover all routes, and where they do not exist, circulation is on the street. A highly recommended route is the 25 kilometers of the Rambla, which runs through the coastal neighborhoods.

Tours and bicycle rental

  • Orange Bike https://wa.me/59891366377 https://orangebike.com.uy/
  • Bike Tours Uruguay https://wa.me/59899591519 https://biketoursuruguay.com/



It is possible to pay in cash $52 (approx. USD 1.3) or get an STM card (carry a passport) and preload it in shops all over Montevideo to pay a preferential price of $42 (approx. USD 1.1). With the STM card each ticket includes a second transfer trip within the first hour of issue, and a "2 hour" ticket can also be ordered for unlimited transfers within that time.

It is not possible to pay by credit card on board, but it is possible to charge the STM card with credit cards at authorized locations.

Not all units are wheelchair accessible.

Cabs and chauffeured car applications

Cabs in Montevideo are safe and are identified with white and yellow colors. It is possible to initiate trips on the street, through apps or by calling and they accept cash or credit card payments. They have a safety screen that separates the driver from the passengers in the back

Chauffeur-driven car applications are legal. Only card payments are accepted through the apps themselves.

There are two accessible cab services: Taxi ABC de la Intendencia de Montevideo (tel. 19505555 with 48 hours notice) and Radiotaxi 141 (tel. 095685532 or 22031354 with 24 hours notice).