Getting There


Mendoza is part of the mountainous wine-producing region of Cuyo, formed with its northern neighbors San Juan and San Luis. Located in western central Argentina, Mendoza also shares borders with La Pampa, Rio Negro and Neuquen in the east and Chile to the west.
Most visitors to Mendoza are either coming from Buenos Aires, Argentina, or Santiago, Chile. The scenic trip over the Andes from Santiago is eight hours by bus or a quick one-hour flight. Buenos Aires, located some 1200 kilometers away, is a longer, fifteen-hour bus ride or two-hour flight.

If you are coming from other regions of Argentina, Mendoza is a major transport hub and has daily buses arriving from Cordoba (10 hours), Rio Gallegos (42 hours) and Puerto Iguazu (36 hours). Busses also run from Mendoza to smaller pueblos in the region that are worth visiting like Uspallata, Los Penitentes, Las Cuevas and Villavicencio. Inquire at the terminal for specific companies that run these routes.

By Bus

Bus is a cheapier and yet very comfortable way of travelling through Argentina. In Mendoza the city’s bus terminal is located just a few blocks from the main city center.

Bus Terminal

Av. Gobernador Videla & Av Acceso Este
Tel:(0261) 431-5000

Andesmar Buses

Espana 189
Tel:(0261) 524-7530

El Rapido Buses

Av Gobernador Videla & Av Acceso Este, Guaymallen
Tel:(0261) 431-5271

By Plane

Aerolineas Argentinas and LanChile offer daily departures from Mendoza’s International Airport with destinations of Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Santiago, Chile.

Aerolineas Argentinas

Sarmiento Avenue 82
Tel:(0261) 420 4185


Rivadavia Avenue 135
Tel:(0261) 425 7900

Getting Around

Mendoza is a very pedestrian friendly city. Five main plazas are spaced around the downtown district, giving you a chance for a break from the often-busy sidewalks. A pedestrian only avenue, Sarmiento, contains shops and patio restaurants also.
If you are in a hurry, or heading on a longer journey, there are taxis and also remises, or private cars, that are safe, quick and relatively inexpensive. The local buses, although numerous, are fairly complicated for the uninitiated and require a plastic RedBus card that you can purchase at any kiosko. If you do choose to use them, make sure to know which bus number to board and let the driver know at what stop you plan to get off.

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