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There are 4 ways to get from Cancún to Puerto Vallarta by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) CUN - PVR

$105 - $351

3 alternative options

Bus via Puebla CAPU  •  40 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancun Terminal ADO to Puebla CAPU
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to México Sur - Tasqueña
  3. Take the bus from México Terminal Tasqueña to Riviera Nayarit

$121 - $243

Bus  •  42 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancun to Mexico City Cancún-México
  2. Take the bus from Mexico City North Bus to Puerto Vallarta Primera Plus / ...

$105 - $188

Drive  •  28 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Cancún to Puerto Vallarta 1564.3 miles

$200 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which costs $2000 - $3700 and takes 42 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cancún to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $2000 - $7000 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cancún to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from Cancun Terminal ADO and arriving at Autotransportes Medina via Puebla CAPU, México Terminal Tasqueña and Nuevo Vallarta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 54 min.

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The distance between Cancún and Puerto Vallarta is 1910 km. The road distance is 2502.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Puerto Vallarta without a car is to bus which takes 40 h 54 min and costs $2300 - $4700.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Cancún to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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Cancún to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Cancun Terminal ADO station.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which takes 6 h 32 min and costs $2000 - $7000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2300 - $4700 and takes 40 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Cancún to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by ETN, arrive at Riviera Nayarit station.

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Map of how to get from Cancún to Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 1193.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

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

Interjet, Volaris and four other airlines fly from Cancún to Puerto Vallarta hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cancún to Puerto Vallarta via Puebla CAPU, México Terminal Tasqueña, Riviera Nayarit, and Nuevo Vallarta in around 40 h 54 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancun Terminal ADO to Puebla CAPU
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $95
Economy
$60 - $90
Bus from Cancun to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
Estrella Roja
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from México Terminal Tasqueña to Riviera Nayarit
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$50 - $75
Full Fare
$65 - $95
Regular Price
$95
Internet Discount
$81
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City North Bus to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
12 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$35 - $55
Primera Select
$60 - $80

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Puerto Vallarta is 1 h behind Cancún. It is currently 1:40 PM in Cancún and 12:40 PM in Puerto Vallarta.

Yes, the driving distance between Cancún to Puerto Vallarta is 2503 km. It takes approximately 28 h 50 min to drive from Cancún to Puerto Vallarta.

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Volaris, Viva Aerobus, United Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Cancun 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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The best way to get from Cancún to Cancun Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $70 - $400.

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