Chuy river, the border between Uruguay and Brazil

Chuy is a town in the Atlantic Coast region of Uruguay, with its twin town of Chuí right across the street in Brazil.

The main street in Chuy is the actual border between Uruguay and Brazil. One half of the town speaks Spanish and pays in pesos, while the other half speaks Portuguese and pays in reais.

Get in[edit]

Map of Chuy

Buses stop in the center of town, on Leonardo Olivera near the Plaza Artigas.

The border is open, so you're free to cross back and forth between Chuí and Chuy. If you plan to continue into Brazil past the town of Chuí, though, make sure you get your passport stamped at 1 passport control before entering the town. Bus drivers should stop there and wait for you if you ask them to. When leaving Chuí for the rest of Brazil, you'll likewise need to stop at 2 Brazilian passport control, and the same thing in reverse if you're coming from Brazil to Uruguay.

Get around[edit]

By taxi[edit]

  • Radio Taxi Chuy, +598 4474 2073. All the day. Fee depends on distance travelled..


  • The main street might be not an impressive sight, but it is the actual border between Uruguay and Brazil.


  • 1 Casinos del Estado, Avenida Brasil 545, +598 4474 2785.








Stay safe[edit]

  • Firefighters (Dirección Nacional de Bomberos, Destacamento de Chuy), Ruta 9 and Av. Brasil, +598 4474 2226.
  • Police (Comisaría Seccional 5ª), Av. Brasil y Ruta 9, +598 4474 2042.
  • 1 Hospital of Chuy (Públic Health Service), Santa Teresa s/n (between Río Olimar and Río Cebollatí st.), +598 4474 2429.
  • Médica Uruguaya (Private Health Service), Bernardo Ventura 520, +598 4474 3060.



  • Bank of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay (Banco de la República Oriental de Uruguay), Gral. Artigas and Guaraníes, +598 4474 2017.

Diplomatic missions[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Chui in Brazil just across the main street.
  • Seven kilometer west of town is the beautiful Fuerte San Miguel an old Spanish fortress. There are infrequent buses going, but hitchhiking is also an option. If you have to wait for your connection it's worth a visit.
  • Punta del Diablo – the nearest major beach town, less than an hour away by car or bus.
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