Bicycle

En La Bici is Mendoza's bike-sharing system with nine stations throughout the city. Preregister online.

Bus

Local buses cost AR$5 – more for longer distances – and require a magnetic Redbus card, which can be bought at most kiosks in denominations of AR$5 and AR$10 (the card itself costs AR$10). Most lineas (bus lines) also have internos (internal route numbers) posted in the window; for example, linea 200 might post interno 204 or 206; watch for both numbers. Internos indicate more precisely where the bus will take you.

Car

Car-rental agencies (Avis, Localiza, Hertz and National/Alamo) are at the airport and in the city center. Hertz has surprisingly good rates at its convenient location in town, fronting Plaza Independencia.

Try Slowkar to drive around wine country in high style in a classic Citroën.

For newbies, city driving can be challenging. There are lots of one-way streets, which means to make a left turn you often have to in effect several rights. Even during the daytime, you need to have the car's headlights on. Careful about where you park; some spaces require you to purchase a ticket (can be bought at small convenience shops) which you then place on the dashboard.

Tram

Metrotranvía, the city's light-rail system runs for 12.5km (6am to 10pm) from the city center, along Belgrano, to Maipú (45 minutes). 'Redbus' cards can be purchased from most shops or the bus station.