Montevideo

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Montevideo
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Country:
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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

West towards Colonia de Sactamento, Argentina (N1)

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.

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.

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

Towards Colonia and Gualeguaychu

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.

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. 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.