The Buenos Aires to Colonia Ferry Business Class Experience – Is it worth it?
Recently a client asked us our opinion about if traveling to Colonia, Uruguay by ferry in business class is worth the additional cost. Even though we’re in the business of helping people that want to buy ferry tickets, we immediately replied that it’s not in the least bit worth it and to just purchase an economy class ticket.
Since we only sell tickets for the fast 1 hour ferries we see minimal benefit of paying up to double for the business class experience. Business class tickets include:
- Slightly more comfortable leather seats in a designated business class section of the ship
- Cup of coffee and pastry included
- Access to “VIP” waiting area at port in Buenos Aires
Business class tickets DO NOT include:
- No priority check-in line
- No priority boarding
- No real special treatment
In summary, the ferries between Buenos Aires and Colonia are more of a mass transit system than anything and upgrading to business class is silly to do. 95% of the travel experience is exactly the same for economy and business passengers and end of the day you are taking a 1 hour ferry, not a 12 hour international flight where paying extra dramatically changes your experience.