Buquebus connect Argentina with Uruguay sailing between the ports of Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento.

Founded in 1982 by Juan Carlos López Mena under the name of Ríos Argentinos, Buquebus rapidly expanded and became the main transportation company in the River Plate region.

Buquebus own a fleet of ten vessels and offer several daily departures all year round. The number of sailings increases during the peak season to respond to the high demand of Argentinian nationals and a growing number of tourists looking for a bit of tranquility in Uruguay and Southern Brazil.

With their last fast ferry, named in tribute to the Argentinian Pope Francisco, Buquebus offer luxurious amenities such as bars, VIP areas and with 11,000 square feet of duty-free shopping you are sure to be entertained during your crossing.

Built in Australia in 2010 and launched in late 2013, Francisco can carry up to 1024 passengers and 150 cars at a maximum speed of 66 mph. Francisco is one of the fastest ferries of the world and will speed you across the Rio de la Plata estuary in only 2 hours! In addition, Francisco is fuelled with liquefied natural gas making it a very modern construction in the ferry industry.

To bring the best service to their passengers, Buquebus also provide coach transfers to and from the city resorts of Punta del Este and Piriapolis. So avoid the hassle of flying, Buquebus and their ‘Concorde of the Sea’ are the best way to link Argentina with Uruguay!

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Buquebus Customer Reviews

  • "Buenos Aires and Montevideo with Buquebus"

    Prefect service, no issue.

    'Noemi' travelled with Buquebus

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  • "Enjoyable boat trip"

    As uk nationals the whole process for going to Uruguay for a day was really quite easy. There is no need to arrive at the port 2 hours before departure, an hour to 90 mins should be more than efficient. The actual trip to Montevideo was fine, boat was clean and comfortable and it took just over 2 hours.

    'Anonymous' travelled with Buquebus

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  • "An organised, comfortable ferry"

    This organisation is running well and travel is smooth and simple.

    'Anonymous' travelled with Buquebus

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  • "From Uruguay to Argentina "

    Smooth as silk in business class. Next time we will try first class but actually regulars seem just as nice

    'Kevin' travelled with Buquebus

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