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== Hitchhiking out ==
 
== Hitchhiking out ==
=== West towards [[Colonia del Sactamento]], [[Argentina]] (N1) ===
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===North towards [[Canelones]] (Ruta 5), West towards [[Colonia del Sactamento]], [[Argentina]] (Ruta 1) ===
  
'''Bus 137''': Take bus 137 from Plaza Independencia (or somewhere else) and make sure you take it in the right direction (which is confusing in the beginning, because it seems to make a large detour). After half an hour or so you have to get out at the crossroad with Ruta 1. There is a gas station not far from there. Try to aim for black (Argentinian) number plates if you're heading to Argentina.
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* Option 1: You can take bus #137 (Paso de la Arena), #370 (Cerro) or 17 (Casabo) from the roundabout at Palacio Legislativo. These buses most likely also pass downtown. The bus stop is behind the Palacio, next to the José Batlle y Ordóñez monument. The price for one ticket is $24 (November 2014). Get out at Av. Dr. Carlos Maria Ramirez, esq. (crossing with) Concordia. Ask somebody on the bus if you are not sure. If you miss it, you'll see yourself driving over the Ruta 1 highway, then just get out at the first next stop. From Concordia crossing, walk right into the side-road next to the bridge. You'll find yourself standing at the highway. Walk up about 200m to the on-ramp. You can use this ramp to hitchhike cars both on the highway and driving onto it. This place is also fine for hitchhiking towards La Paz, Canelones or [[Florida (Uruguay)|Florida]] along Ruta 5. From the on-ramp, well away from the city for about 1km, where Ruta 5 seperates. You will have better luck here as the initial on-ramp is a little busy., - WARNING! DON'T GO TO THIS FUCKING PLACE NO MORE!!! I went here to hitch-hike three weeks ago. Two guys tried to rob me (yeah, right in front of the road, 2 o'clock afternoon), one had a gun and I ended up in the hospital same night, with my shoulder dislocated. DON'T DON'T DON'T DON'T go to this place, please. I spoke with police later and they said that this neighborhood is dangerous now and walking here is a crazy idea (Natrix, your humble viajero from Lithuania, January, 2020).
  
'''Bus 163''': Take a bus from anywhere of Montevideo with number 163 which will put u on the road 1. Do not get out on the first crossing of the highway, but on second. Ask the driver to tell you where. In Uruguay there are generally very little number of cars as the country is low populated. You could wait for hours to find someone or walk... But in general this spot should be good one.
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<!-- # This is probably the same as option 1, but less accurate. We also did not see a service station there?! Have to check this in the near future ---Platschi # Option 2: Take bus 137 from Plaza Independencia (or somewhere else) and make sure you take it in the right direction (which is confusing in the beginning, because it seems to make a large detour). After half an hour or so you have to get out at the crossroad with Ruta 1. There is a gas station not far from there. Try to aim for black (Argentinian) number plates if you're heading to Argentina.-->
:''We (Julien from France and me) found a ride in 10 minutes,even though that for me alone in any part of Urugay it took at least 2 hours to move forward somewhere'' -- Suzann
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* Option 2: '''Bus 163''': Take a bus from anywhere of Montevideo with number 163 which will put u on the road 1. Do not get out on the first crossing of the highway, but on second. Ask the driver to tell you where. In Uruguay there are generally very little number of cars as the country is low populated.
  
===Towards Colonia and Gualeguaychu===  
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* Option 3: Take bus #127 (Delta del Tigre/Barra Santa Lucía) (U$36) and indicate to the bus driver that you want to get off at Peaje Santa Lucía. The bus runs by the corner of Avenida General Rondeau/Paysandú street. This peaje is the first toll booth on Ruta 1 leading towards Colonia de Sacramento and a great and easy spot to hitchhike out of Montevideo.
Catch the Santiago Vazquez bus in downtown Montevideo Vazquez and Mercedes(not sure of the bus number though, you should ask) When you get to Santiago Vazquez cross the bridge and start hitching after the toll. If going to Gualeguaychu get off in the 2 and start hitching there. However it's strongly recommended to go to Colonia. If you're going from Colonia to Gualeguaychu hitch on the 21. Even if you will see the ugliest towns in the country and you'll get cider instead of water people are super nice.
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===East towards [[Atlántida]], [[Maldonado]] (IB), [[Brazil]]===
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If you plan to hitchhike east along the ''Interbalnearia'', a good start might be at the Carrasco airport. You can take the local bus #109 to Parque Roosevelt (28 Pesos march 2016) until the last stop, where the Parque R. begins. It can take you about 30-45min from Centro. You then just follow the road for about 1 km, and you'll situate yourself at a roundabout which marks the beginning of the IB. Behind the roundabout, there's a bus stop with plenty of space to stop cars. However, it might be difficult to hitch from there as the road splits just a few kilometers further and many people don't go far.
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A quicker (although more expensive) option is to take a bus to peaje Pando (Pando toll booth) from the start of Avenida Italia across the bus terminal Tres Cruces. Ask the locals which bus runs there and tell the driver that you want to get off at peaje Pando (it is the first peaje). The bus costs 64 pesos (March 2015). From the toll
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booth it is quite easy to hitchhike. This option has the advantage that you start a bit further outside of Montevideo and are already behind the airport and the split of the road.  
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===East towards [[Minas]], [[Treinta y Tres]] (Ruta 8), [[Brazil]]===
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If hitchhiking out towards Brazil, one can either take the IB along the coast or the Ruta 8, depending on the destination. Hitchhiking out of Montevideo towards Ruta 8, one can take the local bus #D8 to CNO Maldonado. Get out at Ruta 8, Gral J.A. Lavalleja y Angel Zanelli. If in doubt, ask the driver to leave you close to Villa Garcia. There's a roundabout located, after which it is possible to hitchhike out of town towards Pando, Minas along Ruta 8.
  
 
== Hitching In ==
 
== Hitching In ==
 
=== From the airport ===
 
=== From the airport ===
It's possible to get a ride to Montevideo from the airport by just talking to some friendly looking people.
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It's possible to get a ride to Montevideo from the airport by just talking to some friendly looking people. The airport is situated in the north east of Montevideo. Also, if you walk down the parking, there's a barrier for all in- and outgoing traffic that has to pay a fee for entering the airport territory. Behind this barrier, there's plenty of space to communicate with drivers and stop cars. Be aware that traffic can go in all directions at the roundabout just behind it. A bit further up the on-ramp, there's a bus stop as well.
  
The airport is situated in the north east of Montevideo. You can rent a car or take a taxi to the city from the airport − try not to be ripped off though. The “official taxi” company is trying to extort something like 20 US$ for the ride, which is way too much.
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Revision as of 15:33, 29 January 2020

Montevideo
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Uruguay
Population: 1,325,968
Major roads: 1, 5, 8
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Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay. Whether arriving to or departing from Montevideo, expect to use public transportation to get you into/out of town.

Hitchhiking out

North towards Canelones (Ruta 5), West towards Colonia del Sactamento, Argentina (Ruta 1)

  • Option 1: You can take bus #137 (Paso de la Arena), #370 (Cerro) or 17 (Casabo) from the roundabout at Palacio Legislativo. These buses most likely also pass downtown. The bus stop is behind the Palacio, next to the José Batlle y Ordóñez monument. The price for one ticket is $24 (November 2014). Get out at Av. Dr. Carlos Maria Ramirez, esq. (crossing with) Concordia. Ask somebody on the bus if you are not sure. If you miss it, you'll see yourself driving over the Ruta 1 highway, then just get out at the first next stop. From Concordia crossing, walk right into the side-road next to the bridge. You'll find yourself standing at the highway. Walk up about 200m to the on-ramp. You can use this ramp to hitchhike cars both on the highway and driving onto it. This place is also fine for hitchhiking towards La Paz, Canelones or Florida along Ruta 5. From the on-ramp, well away from the city for about 1km, where Ruta 5 seperates. You will have better luck here as the initial on-ramp is a little busy., - WARNING! DON'T GO TO THIS FUCKING PLACE NO MORE!!! I went here to hitch-hike three weeks ago. Two guys tried to rob me (yeah, right in front of the road, 2 o'clock afternoon), one had a gun and I ended up in the hospital same night, with my shoulder dislocated. DON'T DON'T DON'T DON'T go to this place, please. I spoke with police later and they said that this neighborhood is dangerous now and walking here is a crazy idea (Natrix, your humble viajero from Lithuania, January, 2020).
  • Option 2: Bus 163: Take a bus from anywhere of Montevideo with number 163 which will put u on the road 1. Do not get out on the first crossing of the highway, but on second. Ask the driver to tell you where. In Uruguay there are generally very little number of cars as the country is low populated.
  • Option 3: Take bus #127 (Delta del Tigre/Barra Santa Lucía) (U$36) and indicate to the bus driver that you want to get off at Peaje Santa Lucía. The bus runs by the corner of Avenida General Rondeau/Paysandú street. This peaje is the first toll booth on Ruta 1 leading towards Colonia de Sacramento and a great and easy spot to hitchhike out of Montevideo.

East towards Atlántida, Maldonado (IB), Brazil

If you plan to hitchhike east along the Interbalnearia, a good start might be at the Carrasco airport. You can take the local bus #109 to Parque Roosevelt (28 Pesos march 2016) until the last stop, where the Parque R. begins. It can take you about 30-45min from Centro. You then just follow the road for about 1 km, and you'll situate yourself at a roundabout which marks the beginning of the IB. Behind the roundabout, there's a bus stop with plenty of space to stop cars. However, it might be difficult to hitch from there as the road splits just a few kilometers further and many people don't go far.

A quicker (although more expensive) option is to take a bus to peaje Pando (Pando toll booth) from the start of Avenida Italia across the bus terminal Tres Cruces. Ask the locals which bus runs there and tell the driver that you want to get off at peaje Pando (it is the first peaje). The bus costs 64 pesos (March 2015). From the toll booth it is quite easy to hitchhike. This option has the advantage that you start a bit further outside of Montevideo and are already behind the airport and the split of the road.

East towards Minas, Treinta y Tres (Ruta 8), Brazil

If hitchhiking out towards Brazil, one can either take the IB along the coast or the Ruta 8, depending on the destination. Hitchhiking out of Montevideo towards Ruta 8, one can take the local bus #D8 to CNO Maldonado. Get out at Ruta 8, Gral J.A. Lavalleja y Angel Zanelli. If in doubt, ask the driver to leave you close to Villa Garcia. There's a roundabout located, after which it is possible to hitchhike out of town towards Pando, Minas along Ruta 8.

Hitching In

From the airport

It's possible to get a ride to Montevideo from the airport by just talking to some friendly looking people. The airport is situated in the north east of Montevideo. Also, if you walk down the parking, there's a barrier for all in- and outgoing traffic that has to pay a fee for entering the airport territory. Behind this barrier, there's plenty of space to communicate with drivers and stop cars. Be aware that traffic can go in all directions at the roundabout just behind it. A bit further up the on-ramp, there's a bus stop as well.

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