Punta del Este International Airport, also known as Laguna del Sauce International Airport and opened on December 24, 1993, is an important air terminal in Uruguay, especially on the summer season. It operates with regular and seasonal flights to some countries in South America.
Official Website: puntadeleste.aero
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 160,000 passengers went through it in 2014.
Tel: +598 4255 9777. There is an information desk inside the main hall.
The airport is located in the city of Piriápolis, in the Maldonado department, 20 km (13 miles) northwest from Punta del Este.See Map
In the Arrivals Hall there are car rental offices from the following companies:
Alamo/National (Tel +598 4255 8922 - 9:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Avis (Tel +598 4244 2020 - 24 hours a day)
Budget (Tel +598 9812 2020 - 24 hours a day)
Dollar (Tel +598 4244 3444)
Europcar (Tel +598 4255 9696 - from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +598 4255 9032 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
PuntaCar (Tel +598 4255 9299 - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +598 2684 0125 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (24 hours a day) and free Wi-Fi access. The Aeropuertos VIP Club lounge is located at the end of the pre-boarding area and opens around the clock; it provides air conditioning, newspapers and magazines, telephones, fax, TV, refreshments, drinks, Wi-Fi (access with Aeropuertos VIP Club, Priority Pass, Lounge Club or Diners Club membership, or by paying at the door - USD70.00).
Food and Drinks- Coffee shops are available both before and after the security control.
Shopping- Duty-free articles in the Departures area, clothing, accessories, jewellery, books, newspapers and magazines.
Baggage- Trolleys available for free. Secure plastic wrapping in the main hall. Lost property should be accounted for at the desk of the corresponding airline or by calling Tel +598 4255 9777.
Other Services- Baby changing facilities.
Bus - There are direct bus and mini-bus services to the city operated by COT (Tel +598 4248 6810 / 3558), that depart from a covered area outside the Arrivals Hall. More information
Taxi - Ranks are located in a covered area of the Arrivals Hall and the reservation offices operate on weekdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. More information: Tel +598 4255 9100 / 9868 0067 / 9277 2121 / 9990 8321. There are also vehicles from Remises Punta del Este (Tel +598 4244 1269 / 9941 3045). The trip to the city centre takes around 30 minutes.
The enclosure has an uncovered parking lot in front of the terminal. The first 10 minutes of stay are free. Fees must be paid for at the counters situated inside the terminal. Fees
Facilities at the enclosure include ramps, escalators, lifts and adapted restrooms. Passengers requiring special assistance should contact their airline before their arrival.
Latest updates: November 18, 2018