There are 4 ways to get from Mérida to Puerto Vallarta by plane, bus, ferry 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  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Merida (MID) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) MID - PVR

$92 - $330

3 alternative options

Bus  •  35 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Mérida CAME to Puebla CAPU
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to México Sur - Tasqueña
  3. Take the bus from Mexico City North Bus Terminal to Guadalajara
  4. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta

$96 - $195

Bus, ferry  •  36 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Mérida CAME to Puebla CAPU
  2. Take the bus from Puebla to Riviera Nayarit
  3. Take the ferry from Paradise Village Public Dock to Downtown Puerto Vallarta

$119 - $242

Drive  •  25 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Mérida to Puerto Vallarta 1374.5 miles

$180 - $270

What companies run services between Mérida, Mexico and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

Viva Aerobus, Interjet and four other airlines fly from Mérida to Puerto Vallarta every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mérida to Puerto Vallarta via Puebla CAPU, México Sur - Tasqueña, Terminal Central De Autobuses Del Sur, Terminal Central De Autobuses Del Norte, Mexico City North Bus Terminal, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Crucero de las Juntas in around 35 h 11 min.

Airlines
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Veracruz, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $360
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $360
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $330
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Bus operators
Estrella Roja
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City North Bus Terminal to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City North Bus to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$16 - $25
Primera Select
$25 - $35
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Puebla to Riviera Nayarit
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $90
Full Fare
$80 - $120
Ferry operators
Watertaxi Vallarta
Phone
55 2211863
Email
watertaxivallarta@yahoo.com.mx
Ferry from Paradise Village Public Dock to Downtown Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Mérida to Puerto Vallarta?

The distance between Mérida and Puerto Vallarta is 1623 km. The road distance is 2199 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Mérida to Puerto Vallarta?

The cheapest way to get from Mérida to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which costs $1800 - $3700 and takes 35 h 11 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Mérida to Puerto Vallarta?

The quickest way to get from Mérida to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which takes 6 h 4 min and costs $1700 - $6500.

Is there a direct bus between Mérida and Puerto Vallarta?

No, there is no direct bus from Mérida to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from Mérida CAME and arriving at Ley via Puebla CAPU, Terminal Central De Autobuses Del Sur, Mexico City North Bus Terminal, Guadalajara and Crucero de las Juntas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 11 min.

How long does it take to get from Mérida to Puerto Vallarta?

It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Mérida to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.