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HeadquartersBuenos Aires, Argentina
Area served
River Plate
ServicesPassenger transportation

Buquebus is an Argentine company that operates ferry services from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and Colonia. The company also operates a fleet of coaches to Termas del Arapey, Termas del Dayman, Salto, Uruguay, Carmelo, Atlántida, Punta del Este, La Paloma, La Pedrera and Punta del Diablo from Montevideo, Colonia and Piriapolis.

The company also operated BQB Líneas Aéreas.


Silvia Ana L
Buquebus vessels in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Buquebus operates a fleet of nine fast ferries.[1]

Ship Built Entered
Route Tonnage Flag Notes
Juan Patricio 1995 1995 Buenos Aires - Montevideo 1,760 GRT  Argentina
Atlantic III 1993 1993 Buenos Aires - Montevideo 4,994 GRT  Uruguay
Eladia Isabel 1986 1986 Buenos Aires - Colonia 7,799 GRT  Uruguay
Albayzin 1994 1994 Buenos Aires - Colonia 3,265 GRT  Uruguay
Luciano Federico L 1997 1997 Buenos Aires - Colonia 1,737 GRT  Uruguay
Silvia Ana L 1996 1996 - 2000
2007 -
Buenos Aires - Colonia 7,895 GRT  Uruguay
Patricia Olivia II 1998 1998 Buenos Aires - Colonia  Uruguay
Flecha De Buenos Aires 1986 1996 Buenos Aires - Colonia  Uruguay
Thomas Edison 1999 1999 Buenos Aires - Colonia  Uruguay
Francisco 2013 2013 Buenos Aires - Montevideo

The Buquebus website also lists Catalonia, which has been chartered to P&O Ferries as HSC Express for several years.

A new ferry named Francisco, after Pope Francis, was completed by Incat in 2013. Capable of 107 km/h (58 knots) it will be one of the fastest ferries in the world, and will be used for the Buenos Aires to Montevideo route.[needs update] It has a capacity of 1,024 passengers and crew and 150 cars.[2]

See also[edit]

BQB Líneas Aéreas, former Buquebus-owned airline.


  1. ^ http://www.buquebus.com.uy/BQBWebV2/web/Estatica?html=Buques.html
  2. ^ Bruce Mounster (June 18, 2013). "107km/h: now that's a fast ferry". The Mercury.

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