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Tres Cruces Bus Station in Montevideo, Uruguay

Tres Cruces Bus Station in Montevideo, Uruguay

If you are bussing into or out of Montevideo, Uruguay you will most likely arrive or leave from the International bus terminal – Tres Cruces (Three Crossings in English).

More than just a bus terminal – the two-level complex has an upper-level with shops, Western Union and food court open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. The food court has an ice cream counter, Trattoria (cafeteria/parrilla), Mr. Pollo (chicken) and an Asian restaurant – Cantón Chino.

Have a craving for arrollados primavera (spring rolls) with salsa de soja (soy sauce) or salsa agridulce (sweet sauce)? Make sure to visit Cantón Chino.

Cantón Chino in Tres Cruces Bus Station

Spring Rolls at Cantón Chino

On the main level are bus ticket counters, a McDonalds, ATMs, Money Exchange (Cambio) and a sit-down Cerveceria (beer/wine) restaurant with typical Uruguayan cuisine – beef, pastas, french fries, menu del dia (meal of the day) and large T.V. screens to help make the time go faster waiting to depart. The main level is open 24-hours, seven days a week.

La Cigale Ice Cream Counter at Tres Cruces

Busses from the station go to destinations throughout Uruguay as well as International destinations in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

Want to take a short stroll through the station and check-out what´s there? View this video: Video – Tres Cruces International Bus Station in Montevideo.

You can view on YouTube here: Tres Cruces on YouTube.

Moving to Uruguay? Get your FREE online guide here: Living in Uruguay Guide.

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Photographs by Molly McHugh, all rights reserved.

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