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There are 6 ways to get from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta by plane, bus or car

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Fly Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta  •  5 h 59 min

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

$115 - $436

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Bus ACN Autobuses  •  35 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tepic 2102 Ensenada / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta

$13 - $23

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Bus to Tijuana, fly to Puerto Vallarta  •  6 h 47 min

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

$108 - $248

Fly Mexicali to Guadalajara, bus  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Mexicali (MXL) to Guadalajara (GDL) MXL - GDL
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Bucerias

$102 - $410

Bus  •  29 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta

$93 - $132

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 $240 - $440 and takes 35 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $2200 - $8500 and takes 5 h 59 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 Club Punta Arena via Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 44 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 44 min and costs $1800 - $2600.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 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 5 h 59 min and costs $2200 - $8500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1800 - $2600 and takes 29 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Mexicali Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 20 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: 5 h 59 min

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

Aeroméxico, Volaris and three other airlines fly from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta every 4 hours. Alternatively, TAP operates a bus from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta twice daily. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 29 h 20 min.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 2 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Mexicali to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Guadalajara via Culiacan
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Guadalajara via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Mexicali to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 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 45 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
Book at
reservamos.mx
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Bucerias
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$95 - $140
Bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$14 - $20
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Mexicali to Tepic
Ave. Duration
28 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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More Questions & Answers

Puerto Vallarta is 2 h ahead of Mexicali. It is currently 5:26 AM in Mexicali and 7:26 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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Viva Aerobus, Aeroméxico and Volaris offer flights from Mexicali Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport.

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There are 685+ hotels available in Puerto Vallarta. Prices start at $45 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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