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There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Los Angeles  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) LAX - PVR

$131 - $1,012

7 alternative options

Train to Santa Ana, fly  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) SNA - PVR

$166 - $1,046

Train to San Diego, fly  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) SAN - PVR

$196 - $928

Train to Tijuana, fly  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) TIJ - PVR

$141 - $358

Train, bus  •  35 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Yuma Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street 95
  3. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Puerto Vallarta

$140 - $250

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  35 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Tepic 417 Santa Rosa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta

$162 - $171

Bus TAP Royal International  •  40 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Tepic
  2. Take the bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta

$228 - $240

Drive  •  26 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta 1550.6 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $130 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $130 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles and arriving at Autotransportes Medina via Tepic, Nuevo Vallarta and Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 27 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta is 1229 miles. The road distance is 1550.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta without a car is to train and bus which takes 35 h 3 min and costs $140 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Los Angeles station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which takes 5 h 50 min and costs $130 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $175 and takes 35 h 27 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 3 min.

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Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by Estrella Blanca, arrive at Puerto Vallarta station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 1229.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

Delta, United Airlines and six other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Tepic, Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, and Palmas in around 35 h 27 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Ana to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Ana to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $6,500
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $2,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $2,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $2,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Puerto Vallarta via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $3,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,600
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to Puerto Vallarta via Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $2,500
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $2,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $2,100
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $2,100
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
YCAT
Phone
+1 928-783-2235
Website
ycipta.org
Bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ycipta.org
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$90 - $130
Bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$14 - $20
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Tepic
Ave. Duration
31 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$146
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$9 - $14
Primera Select
$11 - $15
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Tepic
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com

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Puerto Vallarta is 2 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 8:07 PM in Los Angeles and 10:07 PM in Puerto Vallarta.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta is 1551 miles. It takes approximately 26 h 27 min to drive from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta.

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Interjet, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Volaris and five other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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