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There are 7 ways to get from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Talpa de Allende
  2. Take the bus from Talpa de Allende to Puerto Vallarta

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Bus #3

  1. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta

Bus via Ameca

  1. Take the bus from Zapopan to Ameca
  2. Take the bus from Ameca to Puerto Vallarta

Bus #2

  1. Take the bus from Zapopan to Nuevo Vallarta

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta

Drive

  1. Drive from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta

Fly

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

Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta by bus

The bus journey time between Guadalajara and Nuevo Vallarta is around 6h and covers a distance of around 307 km. The fastest bus normally takes 6h. Services are operated by ETN. Typically eight buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
6h
Fastest bus time:
6h
Bus distance:
307 km
Buses per week:
8
Cheapest price:
$450
Carbon emissions:
38 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
01:00
Last bus departs at:
02:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta bus schedules

Guadalajara → Nuevo Vallarta
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Yes, travel within Mexico is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nuevo Vallarta is 911.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Nuevo Vallarta is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Nuevo Vallarta is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 911.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta is to bus, which costs $450 - $700 and takes 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta is to fly which costs $700 - $2500 and takes 3h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Guadalajara and arriving at Nuevo Vallarta. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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The distance between Guadalajara and Nuevo Vallarta is 197 km. The road distance is 309.3 km.

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The best way to get from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta without a car is to bus which takes 2h 57m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta, including transfers.

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Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta bus services, operated by Autotransportes Guadalajara Talpa Mascota (ATM), depart from Guadalajara station.

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The best way to get from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta is to bus which takes 2h 57m and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $700 - $2500 and takes 3h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Guadalajara Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta bus services, operated by Autotransportes Guadalajara Talpa Mascota (ATM), arrive at Puerto Vallarta station.

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Map of how to get from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 197.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 57m

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

You can take a bus from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta via Talpa de Allende, Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Malecón y Calle Nuevo Malecón, Zona Militar, and Palmas in around 2h 57m. Alternatively, TAR Aerolineas, Viva Aerobus and Aeromar fly from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta 5 times a day.

Airlines
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.mx
Flights from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1000 - $4500
TAR Aerolineas
Website
tarmexico.com
Flights from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1400 - $3900
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $4200
Bus operators
Autotransportes Guadalajara Talpa Mascota (ATM)
Phone
800 832 6616
Email
contacto@talpamascota.com
Website
talpamascota.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Talpa de Allende
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$260
Schedules at
talpamascota.com
Bus from Talpa de Allende to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
talpamascota.com
Bus from Ameca to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
talpamascota.com
Vallarta Plus
Phone
+52 333 111 8780
Email
callcenter@vallartaplus.com
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Zapopan to Nuevo Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$550 - $650
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
ETN
Phone
800 800 0386
Email
atn_clientes@etn.com.mx
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Zapopan to Nuevo Vallarta
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Online discount
$600 - $900
Regular price at station
$700 - $950
Bus from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Online discount
$450 - $650
Regular price at station
$500 - $700
Other operators
Taxi from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Estimated price
$2300 - $2900
Sitio 40 Taxis Las Aguilas
Phone
+52 333 632 7402
Website
facebook.com
Sitio 37
Phone
+52 333 121 1404
Website
facebook.com
Sitio 34
Phone
+52 331 340 7019
Website
facebook.com
ATTA
Phone
+52 333 688 5890
Website
taxisaeropuertogdl.com
ATASA -Taxis del Aeropuerto
Phone
+52 333 688 5289
Website
facebook.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta is 309 km. It takes approximately 4h 1m to drive from Guadalajara to Nuevo Vallarta.

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Viva Aerobus, TAR Aerolineas and Aeromar offer flights from Guadalajara Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Nuevo Vallarta. Prices start at $2000 MXN per night.

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