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How to Get from Mendoza Airport to the City Centre

At the heart of Argentina’s wine country, Mendoza is famous for the nearby Andes mountain range, Parque General San Martín, and bustling main square ‘Plaza Independencia’. The main gateway to Mendoza is Francisco Gabrielli International Airport, commonly known as Mendoza Airport (MDZ). Mendoza Airport is conveniently located 11 km from the city centre, and the journey by car takes around 20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. There are two transportation methods to get from Mendoza Airport to the city: taxi or private transfer and bus. Taxi is the most convenient way to travel, with an average cost of €15 (ARS 13, 317) for up to 3 passengers. To travel by bus, you need a SUBE card, which is not available to purchase at the airport. A one-way ticket from Mendoza Airport to the city centre will cost €0.91 (ARS 809) plus an initial fee of €0.14 (ARS 126) for the SUBE card.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €15 20min 24/7
Bus €2.30 60min 06:00–21:00

How to get from Mendoza Airport to the city by taxi

The most convenient method of travel from Mendoza Airport to the city centre is by taxi. Taxis are available 24/7 from the airport, so you can enjoy an effortless transfer right to the door of your hotel or apartment. The journey from Mendoza Airport to the city centre takes around 20 minutes, depending on where your accommodation or chosen drop-off point is.

Cost of a taxi from Mendoza Airport to the city

Taxis in Mendoza calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the distance travelled and time taken. There is a base fare of €0.90 (ARS 804), then a charge of €1.36 (ARS 1,214) per km. The final price will also depend on the number of passengers, luggage, and other surcharges. The average cost of a taxi to the city centre is €15 (ARS 13,317) for up to 3 passengers.

To ensure a fixed-rate fare, you can pre-book a private Mendoza transfer with Welcome Pickups and have a driver waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall.

Cost

€15 (ARS 13,317)

Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Fares vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Mendoza Airport (MDZ).

Where do I get the taxi from?

There is a designated taxi rank outside of Mendoza Airport. You can follow signs to ground transportation or ‘remis’, located just outside the airport.

Convenience

Travelling from Mendoza Airport to the city by taxi is definitely the most convenient option. You don’t need to worry about navigating the local public transport or waiting for the bus to arrive. Travelling by taxi is the quickest option, and the service is door-to-door.

Editor’s Note

When you land, get to the taxi rank as soon as possible to avoid long queues. The queues may be unavoidable if lots of flights land at a similar time.

Useful Tips

A tip of around 10% of the fare is appreciated but not expected.
Taxi fares are paid in the local currency, Argentine Pesos (ARS). Most taxis do not accept card payments.
Always check whether the fare is metered or set before getting into the taxi.
By law, everyone in the taxi must wear a seatbelt.
Extra surcharges will be added for extra passengers and heavy luggage.

How to get from Mendoza Airport to the city centre by bus

Regular buses travel from Mendoza Airport to the city. However, the buses do not accept cash, so you must buy a transport card at a local kiosk, subway station, or convenience store; they are not for sale at the airport. The only way around this is to ask a local to pay for you in exchange for money.

If you plan ahead, you can buy a SUBE card online before you travel, but you will still need to pick it up at a designated pickup point.

Depending on where in the city centre you’re going, you may need to catch two or three buses. This can make it even trickier if you don’t have a SUBE card. The bus journey from Mendoza Airport to the city centre takes around 1 hour, depending on your destination. The bus journey to Mendoza bus station takes 30 minutes.

How much does the bus from Mendoza airport to the city cost?

A one-way ticket to the city centre will cost €0.91 (ARS 809). You must have a SUBE card to travel by bus around Mendoza. A SUBE card has an initial fee of €0.14 (ARS 126) and can be purchased around town at subway stations, kiosks, and convenience stores.

Cost

€1.15 (ARS 935)

Trip Duration

1 Hr.

Buses run every 30-60 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Buses run from 06:00-21:30.

Where do I get the bus from?

Bus lines 675 and 680 travel from Mendoza Airport to the city centre. The bus stop is outside as soon as you leave the terminal building.

Convenience

The bus is not a convenient way to travel if you don’t have a SUBE card. If you have a SUBE card when arriving at the airport, the bus takes significantly longer than a taxi. Once you arrive in the city centre, you must navigate to your hotel, either via an additional mode of transport or by walking there with heavy luggage.

Editor’s Note

Unless you already have a SUBE card, consider another mode of transport.

Useful Tips

The bus is paid for by tapping a SUBE card when entering the bus.
You can't purchase a SUBE card at the airport. You must purchase at one of the designated sale points in Mendoza.
Seating is not guaranteed. The bus service is used by most of the locals, so services can be crowded.
Always keep an eye on your personal belongings. There is little luggage space on the bus.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Mendoza Airport to the city?

Anyone can get from Mendoza Airport to the city by taxi or private transfer. Customers who have a SUBE card can travel this route by bus via multiple connections. 

What's the cost of a taxi from Mendoza Airport to the city centre?

The average cost of a taxi to the city centre is €15 (ARS 13, 317) for up to 3 passengers. Suscharges may be added on for things like extra luggage and additional passengers.

How far is Mendoza Airport from the city centre?

Mendoza Airport is located 11 km from Mendoza city centre. The journey takes 20 minutes by taxi or private transfer, depending on traffic conditions.

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