There are 5 ways to get from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo

$35 - $55

4 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo 332 miles

$40 - $65

Sitren Línea 1 to Guadalajara, fly to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the Sitren Línea 1 from Cámara de Comercio to Aviación
  2. Fly from Guadalajara (GDL) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) GDL - ZIH

$90 - $625

Bus to Mexico City, fly to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Poniente
  2. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) MEX - ZIH

$88 - $248

Fly Guadalajara to Acapulco, bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Guadalajara (GDL) to Acapulco (ACA) GDL - ACA
  2. Take the bus from Acapulco Ejido to Zihuatanejo

$150 - $541

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The cheapest way to get from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo is to bus which costs $650 - $1100 and takes 9 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo is to Sitren Línea 1 and fly which costs $1700 - $12000 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo. However, there are services departing from Jardín Aranzazú and arriving at Zihuatanejo via Guadalajara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 43 min.

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The distance between Guadalajara and Zihuatanejo is 388 km. The road distance is 531.1 km.

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The best way to get from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 43 min and costs $650 - $1100.

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It takes approximately 9 h 43 min to get from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo, including transfers.

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Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo bus services, operated by Autovías, depart from Guadalajara station.

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The quickest flight from Guadalajara Airport to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo bus services, operated by Autovías, arrive at Zihuatanejo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo is 531 km. It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to drive from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo.

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  • Distance: 242.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 43 min

What companies run services between Guadalajara, Mexico and Zihuatanejo, Mexico?

Autovías operates a bus from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Mexico City to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Guadalajara to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexico City to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Guadalajara to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.com.mx
Flights from Guadalajara to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Mexico City to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Guadalajara to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexico City to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexico City to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Bus operators
Autovías
Website
autovias.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
autovias.com.mx
Siteur
Website
siteur.gob.mx
Bus from Cámara de Comercio to Aviación
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
siteur.gob.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Poniente
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$35 - $55
Full Fare
$40 - $60
Regular Price
$51
Internet Discount
$46
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