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If you’re interested in investigating the various options for ferrying between Buenos Aires and Colonia check out our article detailing the 3 boat companies that offer service. For our return to Buenos Aires we found pricing on the Colonia Express to be the most attractive, in fact, if you check out the prices below, they can dip as low as $20-$25. We ended up paying in the $45-50 range which I still found to be a bargain and roughly 20% less than Buquebus on the same day.
We arrived at the port with a couple of hours to spare, but faced a passport stamp issue that required over an hour to clear up and meant we were one of the last passengers to clear immigration and walk straight up to boarding.
Buquebus offered various cabins of service, whereas Colonia Express offered one large economy cabin.
The boat was probably a 1/3 to 1/2 occupied. The large tables that overlook the cabin remained unoccupied
I found the duty free on Colonia Express to be commensurate to the Buquebus option.
Having been on two different services on the same route, I’d go with cost. I can’t say that Buquebus offers anything better service wise, and both boats departed and arrived on time.
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