Uruguay by train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Uruguay.

Here you will find information for Uruguay about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.


Useful Information

Population: 3.49 million

Currency: Urugayan Peso

Language: Spanish

Capital: Montevideo

Country Code: +598

Time Zone: Uruguay Time (UYT)

Train Companies

There is only one train line in Uruguay between Tacuarembó and Riviera. It is about 110 km long and operated by AFE.

Uruguay Rail Map


Train Tickets

Check times and fares online on www.afe.com.uy.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Uruguay.


The single railway in the country runs between Tacuarembo and Rivera, a Uruguayan border town across from Brazil. This route is serviced five times a week.


Frequently Travelled Routes In Uruguay


From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Tacuarembó to Rivera 2:10 Direct Train
Montevideo to Tacuarembó 5:00 Direct Bus
Montevideo to Santa Lucia 1:25 Direct Bus



From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Montevideo to Buenos Aires, Argentina 2:15 Direct Ferry
Montevideo to Porto Alegre, Brazil 12:20 Direct Bus



Uruguay travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Montevideo (currently out of service) – seek out a bus to Tacuarembó
  • Tacuarembó
  • Rivera

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Uruguay

We recommend traveling to Uruguay anytime due to the comfortable year-round temperatures. People often flock to Uruguay for the great strips of sandy beaches and the perfect beach weather from October through March; however, the rest of the year offers great deals on accommodation, wonderful cultural sites to visit, vineyard tours, water sports, horseback riding, as well as opportunities to spot dolphins, whales, and sea lions! There’s quite a lot you can do throughout the year here and you won’t want to leave without attending a festival such as Carnival (the longest standing Carnival in South America), Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha, or one of the several wine festivals.


  •  Busy Season: December to February

Accommodation In Uruguay


The best place to find cheap hotels for is to book by www.booking.com. There you will find a large selection of cheap hotels, hostels, and apartments. > BOOK HERE



If you are looking for a low budget accommodation, then go on www.hostelworld.com. They have the best choice of cheap hostels for backpackers and low budget travelers. > BOOK HERE

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