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Montevideo Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Montevideo Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Montevideo's new, immaculately clean facility is an easy 40 min (33 peso) bus ride from the center of town. It was a great place to sleep. - MuchosViejos

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Montevideo Airport.

What to Expect

  • The single, small terminal is brand new and very efficient.
  • Travellers report that staff and security generally don’t mind overnight travellers.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • We have few reviews from travellers who have spent the night here, but overall their experience has been very satisfactory. One traveller says there are many flat, padded benches to sleep on and a large number of power sockets. (June 2016)
  • Head to the third-floor terrace for some privacy, but bring some insect repellent. Some travellers report the potted plants attract mosquitos.
  • As a smaller airport, don’t expect many overnight travellers - and it stays pretty quiet.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are several nearby hotels. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class travellers can buy entry to two airport lounges, one has shower facilities. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

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Montevideo Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Aeropuertos VIP Club (Departures) - Location: Airside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Aeropuertos VIP Club (Arrivals) - Location: Landside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 45).

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Montevideo Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport in the Carrasco neighbourhood:

  • Hotel Bahamas - (8 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available from the hotel to the airport for $7.00USD. The hotel does not provide airport pick-up service.
  • Belmont House - (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request. Fee is approx. $25.00USD paid directly to driver.
  • Regency Park Hotel + Spa (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel can arrange a private car transfer for $30.00USD each way.
  • Best Western Hotel Pedro Figari - (11 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Montevideo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Montevideo Airport. Connect to the "Antel-Wi-fi" network.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs, operated by BROU and HSBC, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, Near Main Entrance.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Baby change facilities are located throughout the airport.
  • Baggage Carts - Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available throughout the airport.
  • Banking Services - HSBC has a full-service branch in the airport.
  • Currency Exchange -A Global Exchange kiosk is open 24 hours a day in the Arrivals Hall (landside). In addition, there are Cambio Exchange kiosks in Departures and the Baggage Claim area. Hours: 8:00AM - 8:00PM (Mon-Sat) and 9:00AM - 4:00PM (Sun).
  • Duty Free & Shopping - The airport offers duty-free shopping and a variety of retail shops, including a Britt convenience market.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: McCafe (1st Floor, landside) • Patria Cafe (1st Floor, landside).
  • Information Desk - Location: Landside, near Main Entrance - Hours: 24 hours.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Luggage storage is available for a fee of $U 270 per item / bag, per 24-hour period. Items must be presented to the Information Desk for storage. Location: Information Desk in the center of the public Arrivals Hall, ground floor.
  • Luggage Wrapping - TrueStar SecureBag luggage wrapping is available in the Departures Hall (landside). Fee is unknown.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Showers are available in the Aeropuertos VIP Lounge [ see Airport Lounges above ]
  • Spa and Salon Services - Freshen up your look with hair and beauty services at the unisex salon Peluqueria Aeropuerto, located in the Arrivals Hall (landside). Hours 9:30AM - 7:00PM (Tues - Sat).
  • Terrace - The Terrace level provides a green space area to relax.
  • Travel Agencies - If you are arriving in Montevideo and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Abtour offers services (location unknown) as well as Jorge Martinez which can be found in the Departure Hall.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airlines

As of March 2018, Montevideo airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • Aeromar • Air Class • Air Europa • Air France • Amaszonas • American Airlines • Austral Airlines • Avianca • Azul Airlines • Copa • GOL • Iberia • KLM • LATAM • Sky Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

The airport is well connected to the bus system. Whether you need a bus to the city centre or long-distance coach, the airport has an option for you. For more information, visit the Montevideo Airport website.

Car Rentals

Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz offer car rental services onsite. Location: Arrivals Hall.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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Last Updated: 11 May 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .