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There are 5 ways to get from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta by plane, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly from San Jose Cabo  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from San Jose Cabo (SJD) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) SJD - PVR

$107 - $301

Cheapest option

Bus to La Paz, fly  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz
  2. Fly from La Paz (LAP) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) LAP - PVR

$76 - $284

3 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  24 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz
  2. Take the car ferry from La Paz Ferry Terminal to Mazatlan Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta

$109 - $137

Bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana Bus Terminal to Puerto Vallarta

$199 - $339

Drive  •  45 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta 2176.6 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta is to bus and car ferry which costs $2000 - $2700 and takes 24 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $2000 - $6000 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from Cabo San Lucas and arriving at Autotransportes Medina via San Ysidro, Tijuana Bus Terminal and Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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The distance between Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta is 546 km. The road distance is 3482.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 14 h and costs $3800 - $7000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by ABC, depart from Cabo San Lucas station.

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The best way to get from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which takes 5 h 25 min and costs $2000 - $6000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3800 - $7000 and takes 2 days 14 h.

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There is no direct flight from San Jose Cabo Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by TAP, arrive at Puerto Vallarta station.

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Map of how to get from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 341 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

What companies run services between Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

Interjet, Viva Aerobus and five other airlines fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta via Tijuana, San Ysidro, Tijuana Bus Terminal, Puerto Vallarta, and Palmas in around 2 days 14 h.

Airlines
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey, Puebla
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Puerto Vallarta via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
TAR Aerolineas
Website
tarmexico.com
Flights from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.com.mx
Flights from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Bus operators
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$27 - $40
Bus from Tijuana Bus Terminal to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
31 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$100 - $150
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
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Puerto Vallarta is 1 h ahead of Cabo San Lucas. It is currently 1:44 PM in Cabo San Lucas and 2:44 PM in Puerto Vallarta.

Yes, the driving distance between Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta is 3483 km. It takes approximately 45 h 21 min to drive from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta.

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Interjet, United Airlines, Aeroméxico and Viva Aerobus offer flights from San Jose Cabo Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport.

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There are 714+ hotels available in Puerto Vallarta. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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