There are 5 ways to get from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta

$29 - $43

4 alternative options

Bus ETN  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Tepic Mazatlán / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tepic to Mezcales

$37 - $55

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta 273.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Mazatlan  •  5 h 19 min

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

$107 - $408

Bus to Culiacan, fly  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Culiacán
  2. Fly from Culiacan (CUL) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) CUL - PVR

$100 - $374

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which costs $500 - $850 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $2000 - $8000 and takes 5 h 19 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 Autotransportes Medina via Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 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 7 h 5 min and costs $500 - $850.

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It takes approximately 7 h 5 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 7 h 5 min and costs $500 - $850. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $2000 - $8000 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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There is no direct flight from Mazatlan Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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Puerto Vallarta is 1 h ahead of Mazatlán. It is currently 5:22 AM in Mazatlán and 6:22 AM 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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Map of how to get from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 197 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 5 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 $27 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 35 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 Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Culiacan to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Culiacan to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Culiacan to Puerto Vallarta via La Paz, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Culiacan to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta via Tijuana
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Culiacan to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Culiacan to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Bus operators
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$27 - $40
Bus from Tepic to Mezcales
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$14 - $20
Bus from Mazatlán to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $23
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$16 - $23
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Tepic
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$23 - $35
Full Fare
$23 - $35
Regular Price
$28
Internet Discount
$22
Bus from Mazatlán to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $29
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$20 - $29
Full Fare
$18 - $26
Regular Price
$12
Internet Discount
$11

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