A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Montevideo vs. Torres del Paine National Park for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Montevideo or Torres del Paine National Park?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Montevideo and Torres del Paine National Park can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Montevideo or Torres del Paine National Park?

Montevideo

As the morning sun tinges the calm waters of the Rio de la Plata with a golden hue, the Rambla and its city awakens to life with new adventures for those near and far. From tanning on the luxurious beaches to peering into Uruguayan history at local museums, one can be far from bored while staying in Montevideo. Combining the quaintness of the countryside with the excitement of urban life, this city holds a unique trait that cannot easily be replicated.

Torres del Paine National Park

The Torres del Paine National Park is located in the extreme south of Patagonian Chile. Situated in the southern part of the Andes, the National Park is full of stunning mountains, lakes, rock formations, and glaciers, making it a hiker's paradise. The best time to visit is between November and April, which is their spring and summer. Be prepared though, as weather can change dramatically when traveling through the park, no matter the season!

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Cultural Tours in Uruguay, The Best Adventure Tours to Uruguay, The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Chile, and The Best Luxury Tours to Chile.


Which place is cheaper, Torres del Paine National Park or Montevideo?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Montevideo is $61, while the average daily cost in Torres del Paine National Park is $81. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Montevideo and Torres del Paine National Park in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Montevideo $38
    Torres del Paine National Park $31
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Montevideo $76
    Torres del Paine National Park $62
Compare Hotels in Montevideo and Torres del Paine National Park

Looking for a hotel in Montevideo or Torres del Paine National Park? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Montevideo


Hotels in Torres del Paine National Park


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Montevideo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Montevideo $7.02
    Torres del Paine National Park $33

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Montevideo

Also for Montevideo, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Transfer in private vehicle from Montevideo City - Montevideo Airport (MVD): $19
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Montevideo Airport (MVD) -Montevideo City: $19
  • Transfer from Montevideo to Carrasco Airport: $45
  • Private Transfer from Punta Del Este Port to Carrasco Airport MVD: $73
  • Private Transfer from Montevideo Port to Carrasco Airport (MVD): $27
  • Private Transfer from Carrasco Airport MVD to Punta Del Este Port: $73
  • Private Transfer from Carrasco Airport (MVD) to Montevideo Port: $30
  • Private Transfer - Carrasco Airport (MVD) to Punta Del Este Port: $86
  • Carrasco International Airport (MVD) to Montevideo hotels - Round-Trip Transfer: $100
  • Carrasco Airport MVD to Montevideo Hotels Round Trip Transfer: $100
  • Airport transfer in/out to your home!: $20
  • 1 - way - Transfer from Carrasco Interational Airport to Montevideo: $51

Is it cheaper to fly into Montevideo or Torres del Paine National Park?

Prices for flights to both Torres del Paine National Park and Montevideo change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Montevideo $13
    Torres del Paine National Park $25

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Montevideo

For Montevideo, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • The best Montevideo Dinner Show. Tango and Candombe. El Milongon.: $85
  • El Milongon Dinner & Show: Candombe, Tango and Folklore: $98

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Montevideo $20
    Torres del Paine National Park $32

Tours and Activities in Montevideo

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Montevideo.

  • Colonia del Sacramento - Regular Tour: $65
  • Private Tour to Tourist Places in Montevideo: $260
  • Best Private & Personalized Tour of Montevideo: $200
  • Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional WineTasting Tour.: $165
  • Best Private Tour of Montevideo for Cruise Passengers: $250
  • Best Shared Tour of Montevideo for Cruise Passengers: $120
  • Best Shared Tour of Montevideo for Cruise Passengers : $120
  • Best Tailor Made Montevideo Private Tour - Electric SUV! BMW Opt.: $150
  • City Tour, the best option for small groups: $160
  • Full day Punta del Este tour: $45
  • Full-Day City Tour of Punta del Este from Montevideo: $40
  • Guided Walking Tour of Montevideo : $40

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Montevideo -
    Torres del Paine National Park $5.52

Sample the Local Flavors in Montevideo

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Montevideo:

  • Half Day Tour at Pizzorno Winery with Lunch and Wine Tasting: $119
  • Juanico Wine Tour Lunch: $132
  • The best wine tour: $140
  • Montevideo Wine Tour with Tasting and Lunch: $191


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Montevideo and Torres del Paine National Park, we can see that Torres del Paine National Park is more expensive. And not only is Montevideo much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Montevideo would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Montevideo and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Torres del Paine National Park would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Torres del Paine National Park than you might in Montevideo.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Montevideo Expensive? and Is Torres del Paine National Park Expensive?.