Montevideo has a bus system, which covers the entire city. If you use the urban bus system on a regular basis it is a good idea to check the local government’s webpage for bus connections. You can obtain a public transportation card (tarjeta común STM), which gives you a discounted fare.
Students from private universities are not eligible to receive specific student discounts for the metropolitan bus system. This includes all international exchange students at Universidad ORT Uruguay.
Buses circulate with less frequency between 11pm and 6am and you should consider taking taxis or Uber in that time frame.
Taxis are generally considered a safe form of transportation. They can be hailed by raising a hand. It is also possible to request them by phone or through an app, which are both free of charge.
Numbers to remember:
Radio taxi: 141
The cost of a taxi ride includes a minimum fare plus the metered rate (fares are higher from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., on Sundays and holidays).