There are 6 ways to get from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta by plane, bus 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 from Mexicali  •  6 h 13 min

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

$115 - $436

Cheapest option

Bus Tufesa  •  32 h 44 min

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

$82 - $188

4 alternative options

Bus to Tijuana, fly  •  7 h 40 min

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

$112 - $258

Bus to San Diego, fly  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) SAN - PVR

$178 - $874

Bus  •  29 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta

$90 - $128

Drive  •  23 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta 1257 miles

$160 - $250

Questions & Answers

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 takes 6 h 13 min and costs $2300 - $9000.

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The distance between Mexicali and Puerto Vallarta is 1676 km. The road distance is 2011 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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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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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 4 hours. Alternatively, TAP operates a bus from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta twice daily. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 29 h 20 min.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
11 h 31 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 8 min
When
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
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $440
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$90 - $130
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali Bus Terminal to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Plus
$50 - $75
Platinum
$75 - $100
Ejecutivo
$90 - $130
Bus from Mazatlán to Tepic
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Plus
$12 - $18
Platinum
$19 - $25
Ejecutivo
$20 - $29
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$8 - $13
Primera Select
$11 - $15
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$16 - $23
Full Fare
$13 - $18

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