Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Montevideo Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
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
MVD Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Montevideo Carrasco International Airport.
What to Expect
Montevideo Airport (code: MVD) consists of a modern, small terminal with a few shops, eateries and other services. Travellers report that the airport and staff are highly efficient. WiFi is available and there are plenty of power outlets throughout the airport. Additional services and comforts—including showers—can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.
Where to Sleep
Travellers report good experiences sleeping in this airport, with accommodating staff, comfortable padded benches and limited noise. A third floor terrace area has been cited for its seclusion and quiet, though travellers should bring insect repellent as the potted plants reportedly attract mosquitos. The terminal can also get cold, so consider bringing extra layers or a travel blanket if you are intending to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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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. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Montevideo Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport in the Carrasco neighbourhood:
- Hampton by Hilton Montevideo Carrasco – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is not available. The hotel will arrange taxi pick-up. » Check Rates
- Regency Park Hotel + Spa – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel can arrange a private car transfer for $30.00USD each way. » Check Rates
- Pedro Figari Boutique Hotel – (11 minutes from the airport) The hotel can provide airport transportation ($). » Check Rates
- Hotel Bahamas – (12 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available from the hotel to the airport for $7.00USD. The hotel does not provide airport pick-up service. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Montevideo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
- Aeropuertos VIP Club Partidas – Location: Airside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
- Aeropuertos VIP Club (Arrivals) – Location: Landside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 45).
Free WiFi is available at Montevideo Airport. Connect to the “Antel-Wi-fi” network.
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.
Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Note: for children under 7 years of age only. Location: Airside, East Wing.
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, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
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 that can probably be of assistance. Abtour offers services (location unknown) as well as Jorge Martinez which can be found in the Departure Hall.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Montevideo airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • Air Europa • Amaszonas Uruguay • American Airlines • Avianca • Azul Brazilian Airlines • Copa Airlines • FlyBondi • GOL • Iberia • LATAM • Paranair.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
MVD 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.
Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz offer car rental services onsite. Location: Arrivals Hall.
Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area.
Last updated: 2020-10-20
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. 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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.