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There are 5 ways to get from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus Vallarta Plus  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Zapoan to Sayulita Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta

$24 - $34

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Bus ETN  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Zapopan to Riviera Nayarit Guadalajara / ...

$25 - $41

Taxi  •  3h 56m

  1. Take a taxi from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta 206.6 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  3h 56m

  1. Drive from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta 206.6 miles

$27 - $40

Fly  •  2h 41m

  1. Fly from Guadalajara (GDL) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) GDL - PVR

$54 - $213

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The cheapest way to get from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which costs $480 - $800 and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $1000 - $4200 and takes 2h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from Santa María del Pueblito and arriving at Club Punta Arena via Zapoan, Sayulita and Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 52m.

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The distance between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta is 191 km. The road distance is 330.5 km.

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The best way to get from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta without a car is to bus which takes 5h 52m and costs $470 - $700.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by Vallarta Plus, depart from Zapoan station.

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The best way to get from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which takes 5h 52m and costs $470 - $700. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $1000 - $4200 and takes 2h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Guadalajara Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by Vallarta Plus, arrive at Sayulita station.

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Map of how to get from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 119.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 52m

What companies run services between Guadalajara, Mexico and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

Vallarta Plus operates a bus from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $30 and the journey takes 3h 15m. Alternatively, Aereo Calafia, TAR Aerolineas and three other airlines fly from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aereo Calafia
Website
calafiaairlines.com
Flights from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.com.mx
Flights from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
TAR Aerolineas
Website
tarmexico.com
Flights from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Bus operators
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Zapoan to Sayulita
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
Book at
vallartaplus.com
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Zapopan to Riviera Nayarit
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$24 - $35
Full Fare
$25 - $35
Regular Price
$38
Internet Discount
$32
Other operators
Taxi from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Contaxi
Phone
+52 33 8130 0600

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Yes, the driving distance between Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta is 331 km. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta.

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TAR Aerolineas, Interjet, Aereo Calafia and two other airlines offer flights from Guadalajara Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport.

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There are 786+ hotels available in Puerto Vallarta. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Guadalajara to Guadalajara Airport is to bus which takes 21m and costs .

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