Air Travel

Uruguay's principal airport, Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco (MVD), is 24 km (15 miles) east of Montevideo. A taxi to downtown costs about 550 pesos; plan on 620 pesos to reach the Ciudad Vieja. A city bus (marked Ciudadela) is cheap—about 26 pesos—but the drawback is that it takes an hour to get downtown.

Air Contacts

Aerolíneas Argentinas. 0810/222–86527; www.aerolineas.com.ar.

Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco. Ruta 101, km 19.950, Ciudad de la Costa, Canelones, 14000. 2604–0329; www.aeropuertodecarrasco.com.uy.

American Airlines. 1800/437–300; www.aa.com.

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