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Montevideo Carrasco Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Carrasco Airport is the main airport for Uruguay located in the capital of Montevideo
  • The airport was constructed just after the end of the Second World War
  • Despite a capacity of up to six million, last year the airport handled just over 1.2m passengers
  • The airport is six miles outside of Montevideo
  • The only flights to Carrasco for outside South America fly from Madrid and Miami

Carraso Airport Mini Guide

What is Montevideo Like?
Montevideo is a lovely city with a fine old quarter called the Ciudad Vieja. You enter it through a gate called the Puerta de la Ciudadela and in it you’ll find dozens of wonderful colonial buildings that have been carefully restored to show you the Montevideo of yesteryear. There is what was once the tallest building in South America, the Palacio Salvo, which dominates the city skyline. If you want to find out more about this fascinating country, the National History Museum has a great display of artefacts and information relating to the country’s past and presented in an easily digested way.

Montevideo Carraso Airport Ciudad Vieja

How do I get to Montevideo?
The city and the country’s main airport is Carrasco International Airport, six miles out of Montevideo. The airport is served by many airlines from neighbouring South American countries but by only two from outside the continent with American Airlines flying in from Miami and Iberia flights from Madrid. You can reach the city quite easily by bus from the airport but most people choose to use a pre-booked hire car collected at the airport to make the journey quicker and more conveniently.

Montevideo Carrasco International Airport

What is the Airport Like?
The airport is quite old but benefited from the building of a huge new terminal in 2009. The new terminal is very modern and beautiful in its design and allows passengers to disembark on jet bridges into the terminal and has capacity for over four times the current passenger numbers. The facilities in the new terminal are excellent with a bank, several shops and two restaurants.

Driving in Montevideo Carrasco Airport - Need to know



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Carrasco Airport is the only airport in Uruguay that has direct flights from outside South America so it’s likely to be the airport you’ll arrive at for your stay. It’s not far into Montevideo from the airport and you can squeeze onto the local bus that makes stops around the city or you can arrange for a hire car at Carrasco Airport to be waiting for you. 

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