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There are 3 ways to get from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Mezcales

$27 - $41

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta 273.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Mazatlan (MZT) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) MZT - PVR

$107 - $408

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The cheapest way to get from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which costs $500 - $800 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $2000 - $8000 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from Mazatlán and arriving at Club Punta Arena via Mezcales and Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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The distance between Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta is 315 km. The road distance is 437.8 km.

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The best way to get from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 54 min and costs $500 - $800.

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It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by TAP, depart from Mazatlán station.

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The best way to get from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which takes 6 h 54 min and costs $500 - $800. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $2000 - $8000 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from Mazatlan Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by TAP, arrive at Mezcales station.

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Map of how to get from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 197 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

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

TAP operates a bus from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta every 2 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min. Alternatively, Viva Aerobus, Aeroméxico and Volaris fly from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta every 4 hours.

Airlines
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey, Puebla
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta via Tijuana
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
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Puerto Vallarta is 1 h ahead of Mazatlán. It is currently 1:20 PM in Mazatlán and 2:20 PM in Puerto Vallarta.

Yes, the driving distance between Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta is 438 km. It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to drive from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta.

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Aeroméxico, Volaris and Viva Aerobus offer flights from Mazatlan 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 Mazatlán to Mazatlan Airport is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs $110 - $140.

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