Getting Here and Around
Most visitors headed to the beach fly into Montevideo's Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco (MVD). Flights arrive from many South American cities, in high season only, directly to the Aeropuerto Internacional de Punta del Este (PDP), about 24 km (15 miles) east of town.
Many bus lines travel daily between Montevideo's Terminal Tres Cruces and Punta del Este's Terminal Playa Brava. Two companies that serve the entire region are Copsa and Cot. Buquebus also offers flights, and ferries with a bus connection to Punta.
To get to Punta del Este from Montevideo, follow Ruta 1 east to the Ruta 93 turnoff. The road is well maintained and marked, and the trip takes about 1½ hours. Rental agencies, such as Avis, Budget, and Dollar, are in downtown Punta del Este.
Aeropuerto Internacional de Punta del Este. Ruta 93 Km. 113, 20100. 4255–9777; www.puntadeleste.aero.
COT. 2409–4949; www.cot.com.uy.
Copsa. 2902–1818; www.copsa.com.uy.
Terminal de Omnibus. Rambla Artigas and Calle 32, Punta del Este, Maldonado, 20100.