Though many of the Punta-locals have the privilege of jetting in to the small beach town on the coast of Uruguay, for those not-as-privileged, there are several options to travel to Punta. There are some regional plane services offered from Colonia del Sacramento and Montevideo. There are also about 6 to 10  flights a day from Buenos Aires (leaving Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) during high season at Punta (which is between 15 December and 4 March).  If traveling during the high season, especially the two weeks before and after New Years, it is recommended to make flights far in advance because these flights sell out fast.

 Shuttle
If you are landing at MVD Airport and looking for a way to get to your hotel in Punta del Este, there are many companies that offer private transportation, which can be prebook and prepaid for your comfort and security. By doing this, a representative waits for you at your arrival, displaying a sign with your name.

Some of the companies offering this service are:
Discovery Mundo
Fox Transfer
Sun Transfers
B&B Remises

Taxis
There are also taxis available, located on the counters at the arrival area. However, please consider that taxis are more expensive in Punta del Este than elsewhere

Car Rentals
Well-kwon international car rental companies like Budget, Avis and Hertz each have counters in Punta del Este Airport, as well as several Uruguayan companies, including Multicar and Uruguay Car. You may want to choose prices in advance, to avoid losing time comparing once you get there.

Buses
For about 3 USD per person, you can get a bus that will take you to the most common points downtown in about 30 minutes. 
If you are staying on a hotel near a beach, this might be a good option.


If you are staying on a hotel near a beach, this might be a good options.For about 3 USD per person, you can get a bus that will take you to the most common points downtown in about 30 minutes. BusesWell-kwon international car rental companies like Budget, Avis and Hertz each have counters in Punta del Este Airport, as well as several Uruguayan companies, including Multicar and Uruguay Car. You may want to choose prices in advance, to avoid losing time comparing once you get there.Car RentalsThere are also taxis available, located on the counters at the arrival area. However, please consider that taxis are more expensive in Punta del Este than elsewhereTaxisB&B RemisesSun TransfersFox TransferDiscovery MundoSome of the companies offering this service are:

Traveling from Buenos Aires to Punta is often not the preferred option because the trip can be long, uncomfortable and unpredictable. Also, the past few years, protesters have suddenly shut down the road to Punta (as there are only a few roads to the destination). Thus, travelers can be stuck for hours in these road blocks.  

One of the best budget and efficient ways to get to Punta is via Buquebus. From Buenos Aires, travelers can take a ferry to Colonia (1 hour) or Montevideo ( 2 hours). The ferries are large and comfortable, with long rows of seats throughout and a cafeteria. Once the ferry arrives at the designated destination, its travelers then pile into buses that finish the trip to Punta, between 1.5 to 2 hours. However, this travel time does not seem to bother some of the young travelers; Buenos Aires youth have been known to party till dawn in BA, hop of the train/ferry, sleep and arrive in Punta in time for a leisurely lunch.
When in Punta, it is always better to have a vehicle or to rent one. Also mopeds or bicycles can be rented (most of the avenues have bike path). However, taxis are also accepted.