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There are 6 ways to get from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta by plane, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly La Paz to Puerto Vallarta  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from La Paz (LAP) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) LAP - PVR

$65 - $266

5 alternative options

Bus to San Jose Cabo, fly to Puerto Vallarta  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from 8 de octubre to San José del Cabo Airport
  2. Fly from San Jose Cabo (SJD) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) SJD - PVR

$121 - $319

Fly La Paz to Guadalajara, bus  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Fly from La Paz (LAP) to Guadalajara (GDL) LAP - GDL
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Bucerias

$77 - $180

Car ferry, bus  •  21 h 25 min

  1. Take the car ferry from La Paz Ferry Terminal to Mazatlan Ferry Terminal Baja Ferries
  2. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Mezcales

$95 - $110

Bus  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from La Paz to Tijuana La Paz
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana Bus Terminal to Puerto Vallarta

$133 - $328

Car ferry, drive  •  18 h 57 min

  1. Take the car ferry from La Paz Ferry Terminal to Mazatlan Ferry Terminal Baja Ferries
  2. Drive from Mazatlan Ferry Terminal to Puerto Vallarta

$102 - $123

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta is to car ferry and bus which costs $1800 - $2200 and takes 21 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $1200 - $5500 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from La Paz and arriving at Autotransportes Medina via San Ysidro, Tijuana Bus Terminal and Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8 h.

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The distance between La Paz and Puerto Vallarta is 652 km.

The best way to get from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 8 h and costs $2500 - $6500.

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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La Paz to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by ABC, depart from La Paz station.

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The best way to get from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which takes 3 h 49 min and costs $1200 - $5500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2500 - $6500 and takes 2 days 8 h.

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There is no direct flight from La Paz Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 36 min and has one stopover.

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La Paz to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by TAP, arrive at Puerto Vallarta station.

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Map of how to get from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 407.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

What companies run services between La Paz, Mexico and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

Volaris, Aeroméxico and four other airlines fly from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta via Tijuana, San Ysidro, Tijuana, Tijuana Bus Terminal, Puerto Vallarta, and Palmas in around 2 days 8 h.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from La Paz to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from La Paz to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $190
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
Flights from La Paz to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
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
TAR Aerolineas
Website
facebook.com
Flights from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 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 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Bus operators
ecobajatours
Website
ecobajatours.com
Bus from 8 de octubre to San José del Cabo Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ecobajatours.com
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Bucerias
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Mezcales
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$26 - $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 La Paz to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Ferry operators

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Puerto Vallarta is 1 h ahead of La Paz. It is currently 6:34 AM in La Paz and 7:34 AM in Puerto Vallarta.

TAR Aerolineas, Aeromar, Viva Aerobus and two other airlines offer flights from La Paz Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport.

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There are 715+ hotels available in Puerto Vallarta. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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The best way to get from La Paz to La Paz Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs $75 - $95.

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