Cheap Flights to Montevideo

Cheap flights to Montevideo International Airport

The modern and easy-to-use Montevideo Carrasco International Airport (MVD) is the gateway to the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo. While often overshadowed by the much larger Buenos Aires on the other side of the Rio de la Plata, Montevideo is more than worth a visit for its eclectic architecture, wonderful museums, and delicious food. If you're looking for the best time to fly to Montevideo, check out Skyscanner's monthly search tool to help you find the cheapest airfare.

Best time to book a flight to Montevideo

Summer, which in Uruguay is November to February, is the best season to visit Montevideo. That's when the sun is shining and temperature are pleasant. June to September is winter, which means rain and uncomfortably low temperatures and should generally be avoided. The shoulder seasons also offer good opportunities for discounts on hotels, although finding a place to stay in Montevideo shouldn't be a problem at any time of the year. You can also sign up for Price Alerts to receive notifications about any changes in flight prices to the Uruguayan capital.

Airlines that fly to Montevideo

Montevideo International Airport is by no means a large airport, but it is served by a decent collection of airlines with flights throughout South America, as well as a few to North America and Europe.

  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • American Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Copa Airlines
  • Iberia

What to expect when arriving at the airport

Montevideo International Airport is located in the suburb of Carrasco, about 15 km east of the downtown core. The public buses are a cheap and easy way of getting to the city centre. Any bus marked "Montevideo" will take you to the Tres Cruces Terminal in downtown Montevideo. You can also get a taxi, although this option is expensive. Fare are accepted in both Uruguayan pesos and US dollars, but it's usually cheaper to pay in pesos. The road system in Uruguay is also mostly well-maintained, making renting a car when you get to the airport a good idea, especially if you are venturing outside of Montevideo.

Airport facilities

Montevideo's new airport has won many accolades for its design and it's easy to see why. It is a light-filled building that is easy to navigate and with typically short wait times. While it is still a rather small facility for an international airport, you will find enough stores and restaurants to satisfy most passengers, including a wine store showcasing Uruguayan wine and a hair salon. Restaurants are limited, with a McDonald's being the only fast-food chain. There is, however, the Patria Restaurant & Bar on the third floor serving more local dishes. WiFi is also free and available throughout the terminal.

What to see and do in Montevideo

Montevideo is best thought of as a more low-key, laid back, and, perhaps, better run version of Buenos Aires. The Uruguayan capital offers an eclectic mix of old and new architecture and much of the delight of visiting this city consists of wandering its old cobblestoned streets. The Rambla, along the riverfront, offers great views of the river and is spectacular at sunset. Uruguay is also famous for its meats, and visiting a parrilla for some perfectly grilled meat or grabbing a chivito (the local hamburger) from a food truck is the perfect way to top off the Montevideo experience. You can use Skyscanner's hotel search page to help you find the perfect room while in the Uruguayan capital.

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