Information & Facts
Airport Taxi runs a metered service into Montevideo (Tel: +5982
Avis, Europcar and Hertz car rental companies are represented at
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.
An embarkation tax of US$31 is payable on
international departures and a tax of US$17 to Buenos
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).
The official language is Spanish.
The official currency of Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso (UYU),
but US Dollars are also accepted by some tourist businesses,
retailers and taxi drivers. The peso is divided into 100
centécimos. Currency can be exchanged at banks and Money Exchange
Shops, which both offer similar exchange rates. Exchange rates tend
to fluctuate frequently. There are plenty of ATMs available in
shopping centres and attached to banks in commercial areas, but not
all cards are accepted. Credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard,
American Express and Diners Club, are widely accepted by shops and
restaurants. Travellers cheques are easiest to exchange if in US
GMT -3 (GMT -2 from October to March).