Carrasco International Airport (Aeropuerto de Carrasco - Montevideo) Guide (MVD)

Airport info
Code: MVD
Address:
Puerta del Sur SA, Ruta 101 km 19,950, PC 14.400, Uruguay
Location:

Carrasco Airport is located 19km (12 miles) northeast from central Montevideo.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +598
Telephone:
2604 0329.
Timezone: GMT -03:00

The largest airport in Uruguay, Carrasco International Airport serves the capital, our guide to the airport includes important contact details, local transport information and nearby accommodation options.

Information

There is a 24-hour information desk in the public area of Arrivals. There is also a tourist information desk.

Driving directions

From central Montevideo take Avenida Italia (Route 101) past the Estadio Centenario towards Carrasco. At Barra de Carrasco turn north on to Avenida de las Americas, which leads directly to the airport.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: Three bus companies operate services to and from the airport; COPSA (tel: 1975; www.copsa.com.uy), COT (tel: 2600 3195; www.cot.com.uy) and Cutcsa (tel: 2204 0000; www.cutcsa.com.uy). Fares to Montevideo start at $U33, and journey time is a little over 45 minutes.

Taxi: Official taxis (tel: 2604 0323; www.taxisaeropuerto.com) are available outside Arrivals. Fares start at about $U1200 and journey time to the city centre is 20-30 minutes depending on time of day.

Terminal facilities

Money

There is a HSBC bank with an ATM and a bureaux de change in the terminal.

Communication

There is a post office in Arrivals, along with telephone services and free Wi-Fi. Mobile telephones must be declared on entry to Uruguay.

Food

There is a choice of a restaurant, fast food outlets and cafés, both airside and landside.

Shopping

There are several smaller shops selling gifts, newspapers, books etc, plus large duty-free outlets available to both arriving and departing passengers.

Luggage

Left luggage facilities are available in Arrivals – those wishing to use this service should ask at the main information desk. Luggage trolleys are provided, and bag wrapping services are also offered. The National Police (tel: 2604 0329, ext. 1211) handles enquiries about items mislaid in the airport.

Other

There is a pharmacy, an outdoor terrace and two VIP lounges. A boarding fee is payable by departing passengers, currently set at US$40 for international flights.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Two VIP lounges are available, one of which (tel: 2604 0329, Ext. 1600; www.aeropuertosvipclub.com.uy) is equipped with a business centre and a meeting room. More extensive meetings and conference facilities are available at the nearby Hostería del Lago hotel (tel: 2601 2210; www.hosteriadelago.com).

Disabled facilities

The airport terminal is on two levels – escalators are available, as are disable toilets. Passengers requiring assistance should contact their airline in advance of travel.

Car parking

Long and short-stay parking spaces for 1,200 vehicles are available opposite the terminal entrance. The first 10 minutes are free of charge and payment booths are located outside Arrivals.

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz are represented at the airport – desks are located in the public area on the Arrivals level.

Hotels

There are no hotels on the airport complex, but there are a couple within a 10-minute drive. Others, including major international chains, can be found closer to and in the city itself.


Pedro Figari (Best Western)

2600 8824.

A little further from the airport, but offering four-star comfort, the Pedro Figari Hotel offers meeting facilities, restaurant, fitness centre and business centre. The breakfast room has sea views, and it is close to beaches on the River Plate.

Rambla Republica de Mexico 6535, Montevideo 11500, Uruguay

Hostería del Lago

2601 2210.

Located a few minutes’ drive from the airport, the three-star, 60-room Hostelaría del Lago is situated in lakeside gardens. It offers a restaurant, snack bar, an outdoor pool and meeting rooms with a capacity of 150.

Arizona 9637, Lagos de Carrasco, Montevideo, Uruguay

Bahamas Hotel

2601 2089.

The three star Hotel Bahamas is about five minutes from the airport by taxi. Located 500m (1,640ft) from the beach, it has a full service restaurant and is close to many amenities including dining and leisure options.

Avenida al Parque Roosvelt al 900 Esq. Arizona, Montevideo, Uruguay
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