Montevideo airport: Montevideo Carrasco International Airport (MVD)

Montevideo Carrasco International Airport

Montevideo Airport opened a new terminal in 2009. Although it's a modern terminal, the service level leaves somewhat to be desired.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: MVD
ICAO airport code: SUMU


Local transport


There's no train connection with Montevideo Airport.

Car and bus

Montevideo Airport is situated 15 kilometers east of the city center. The airport is easily accessible by rental car: the Avenida Italia leads directly to the airport. The way is clearly signposted.

Several regular bus services run from the airport to the popular city beach Playa de Los Pocitos and the old city (Ciudad Vieja). Most services have their terminus at the Baltasar Brum bus station.

Car rental Montevideo Airport

You can find counters for car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall. Four rental companies are present at Montevideo Airport: Avis, Budget, Hertz and Europcar. You can also book a rental car in advance using the service provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


Officially there's only one taxi company at Montevideo Airport, Taxi Aeropuerto de Carrasco (Tel. +598(0)2 604 0323). You can book a taxi at a counter near the baggage claim area, but you can also do so online. Check the website for (fixed) rates to various destinations in and around Montevideo.

Airport Parking

During the construction of the new terminal a new parking lot was also built offering places for more than 1200 cars. It's located right outside the terminal building.




There are no hotels at Montevideo Airport. The nearest (very simple) hotel is Hotel Bahamas (Tel. +598(0)2 601 2089). Other hotels nearby the airport include the Best Western Hotel Pedro Figari (Tel. +598(0)2 600 8824) and the Belmont House Hotel (Tel. +598(0)2 600 0430). Business hotels such as the Sheraton (Tel. +598(0)2 710 2121) and the Radisson Victoria Plaza (Tel. +598(0)2 902 0111) can be found in Montevideo's center. For more hotels and to book online, you can go to They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

There's a limited range of eating and drinking facilities and shops at Montevideo Airport: Restaurant Patria, a McDonald's and five shops including a duty-free shop, and that's it.


You cannot store your baggage in lockers or deposit it at a counter. There's a lost-and-found counter in the Arrivals Hall.


There's an information desk (Tel. +598(0)2 604 0329) in both the Arrivals and Departure Halls for inquiries about Montevideo Airport, flight schedules and airport services.


Montevideo Airport doesn't offer business facilities. For this you need to turn to the business hotels in the city center (see Hotels).

Disabled facilities

Montevideo Airport has reasonable accessibility for the disabled. There are some adapted elevators and toilets.

Other services

There's only one bank at the airport (HSBC). There are some exchange offices and ATM's scattered around the terminal. The First Aid station can be reached via the information desk or the general telephone number.




Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco
Puerta del Sur S.A.
Ruta 101 km 19,950

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +598(0)2 604 0329
Fax: +598(0)2 604 0010
Email: unknown

Airport codes

IATA airport code: MVD
ICAO airport code: SUMU