Airports in Uruguay

Uruguay is among the smallest countries in South America, situated between Argentina and Brazil. The country is known for its long coast, wine production and vibrant culture. There are in total 13 airports in Uruguay with the main ones being Montevideo Airport and Punta del Este Airport. You will find the airports listed below, together with a map of all airports in Uruguay at the end of a post. 

Montevideo Airport – IATA Code – MVD

~ 2 million passengers

The largest airport in Uruguay is called Carrasco International Airport or General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport. It is located in the Carrasco neighbourhood and it serves the capital city of Uruguay, Montevideo. Being the busiest airport in the country, it handles over 2 million passengers each year. There are several airlines operating the airport offering connections to the rest of South America, as well as North America and Europe. The airport serves as a hub for Amazonas Uruguay, and among the other larger airlines are Gol Airlines and LATAM. The airport is located about 18 km from the city centre of Montevideo. Getting to the city can be done by bus, taxi or a private transfer. The airport is also located close to several other destinations including Ciudad de la Costa, Las Piedras and Maldonado

Punta del Este Airport – IATA Code – PDP

~ 160.000 passengers

Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport, as it is fully named, is an airport serving a popular resort in Uruguay, Punta del Este and city of Maldonado. This airport is also popularly called Laguna del Sauce International Airport and it is the second-largest airport in Uruguay. Each year, the airport handles around 160 000 passengers. Among the airlines operating the airport are Aerolineas Argentinas, Azul Brazilian Airlines and Flybondi. The airport is located around 15 km from Maldonado city centre and around 20 km from Punta del Este downtown. Reaching both cities can be done by a city bus, taxi or a private transfer. Other nearby destinations include El Tesoro, Manantiales, El Chorro and San Carlos.

Rivera Airport – IATA Code – RVY

  • Also called: Pres. Gral. Óscar D. Gestido International Airport
  • Airline(s): Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • Nearby city(s): Rivera, Paso Ataques, Tranqueras

Salto Airport – IATA Code – STY

  • Also called: Nueva Hespérides International Airport
  • Nearby city(s): Salto, Arenitas Blancas, Concordia (Argentina)

Artigas Airport – IATA Code – ATI

  • Nearby city(s): Artigas, Cerro Ejido, Pintadito

Bella Union Airport – IATA Code – BUV

  • Also called: Placeres Airport
  • Nearby city(s): Bella Union, Mones Quintela, Cainsa

Colonia Airport – IATA Code – CYR

  • Also called: Laguna de los Patos Airport
  • Nearby city(s): Colonia del Sacramento, Riachuelo, Balneario Artilleros

Durazno Airport – IATA Code – DZO

  • Also called: Santa Bernardina International Airport
  • Nearby city(s): Durazno, Santa Bernardina

Melo Airport – IATA Code – MLZ

  • Also called: Cerro Largo International Airport
  • Nearby city(s): Melo, Isidoro Nobilia, Fraile Muerto

Paysandu Airport – IATA Code – PDU

  • Also called: Tydeo Larre Borges International Airport
  • Nearby city(s): Paysandu, Esperanza, Constancia 

Tacuarembo Airport – IATA Code – TAW

  • Nearby city(s): Tacuarembo, Balneario Iporá, Paso Bonilla

Treinta y Tres Airport – IATA Code – TYT

  • Nearby city(s): Treinta y Tres, Villa Sara

Vichadero Airport – IATA Code – VCH

  • Nearby city(s): Vichadero, Paso Hospital

Map of Airports in Uruguay