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

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Fly from Mexicali  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Mexicali (MXL) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) MXL - PVR

$106 - $406

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Bus  •  29 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta

$96 - $136

3 alternative options

Bus to Tijuana, fly  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tijuana International Airport
  2. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) TIJ - PVR

$109 - $249

Bus Tufesa  •  33 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali Bus Terminal to Mazatlán
  2. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Peñas
  3. Take the bus from Penas to Tepic
  4. Take the bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta

$96 - $205

Drive  •  23 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta 1257 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which costs $1800 - $2600 and takes 29 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $1900 - $8000 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from Mexicali and arriving at Autotransportes Medina via Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 50 min.

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The distance between Mexicali and Puerto Vallarta is 1676 km. The road distance is 2011.2 km.

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The best way to get from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 50 min and costs $1800 - $2600.

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It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which takes 6 h 34 min and costs $1900 - $8000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1800 - $2600 and takes 29 h 50 min.

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There is no direct flight from Mexicali Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 29 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 1047.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

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

Aeroméxico, Viva Aerobus and three other airlines fly from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta every 3 hours. Alternatively, TAP operates a bus from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta twice daily. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 29 h 20 min.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
11 h 28 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 41 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
12 h 6 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
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reservamos.mx
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$100 - $140
Bus from Penas to Tepic
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$10 - $15
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Mexicali Bus Terminal to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $140
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Tufesa
Plus
$55 - $80
Platinum
$85 - $110
Ejecutivo
$95 - $140
Bus from Mazatlán to Peñas
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
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Tufesa
Plus
$12 - $17
Platinum
$18 - $24
Ejecutivo
$19 - $27
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Penas to Tepic
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
taproyal.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 - $16
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$9 - $14
Primera Select
$11 - $16

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Puerto Vallarta is 2 h ahead of Mexicali. It is currently 6:13 AM in Mexicali and 8:13 AM in Puerto Vallarta.

Yes, the driving distance between Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta is 2011 km. It takes approximately 23 h 21 min to drive from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta.

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Aeroméxico, Viva Aerobus and Volaris offer flights from Mexicali Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport.

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There are 737+ hotels available in Puerto Vallarta. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mexicali to Mexicali Airport is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs $85 - $100.

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