There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Los Angeles  •  5 h 54 min

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

$140 - $1,111

Cheapest option

Bus Tufesa  •  35 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Tepic
  2. Take the bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta

$88 - $248

4 alternative options

Train to Santa Ana, fly  •  7 h 23 min

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

$166 - $1,046

Train, bus  •  36 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Puerto Vallarta

$135 - $240

Bus TAP Royal International  •  39 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Mazatlán
  2. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Riviera Nayarit

$199 - $232

Drive  •  26 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta 1550.6 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which costs $85 - $250 and takes 35 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which takes 5 h 54 min and costs $140 - $1,200.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta is 1967 km. The road distance is 2481 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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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 and Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 47 min.

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

United Airlines, Interjet 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, and Palmas in around 35 h 47 min.

Airlines
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 Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Ana to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $3,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $3,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Ana to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $6,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $2,600
Flights from Santa Ana to Puerto Vallarta via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $2,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
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
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $2,500
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 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 Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Tepic
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Plus
$70 - $110
Platinum
$110 - $140
Ejecutivo
$120 - $180
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$13 - $19
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$85 - $120
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Book at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$16 - $24
Full Fare
$14 - $19
Bus from Mazatlán to Riviera Nayarit
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$28 - $45
Full Fare
$30 - $45
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
29 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$168
Schedules at
taproyal.com

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