There are 7 ways to get from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta by plane, subway, 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 Mexico City  •  3 h 6 min

  1. MEX - PVR

$45 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 9 min

  1. Primera Plus / ...

$42 - $89

5 alternative options

Line 1 subway to Toluca, fly  •  4 h 34 min

  1. TLC - PVR

$59 - $954

Bus via Guadalajara  •  13 h

  1. Primera Plus

$50 - $67

Bus TAP  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Omnibus

$50 - $74

Bus ETN  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Central Poniente / ...

$47 - $91

Drive  •  9 h 34 min

  1. 545.2 miles

$70 - $110

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

Interjet, Viva Aerobus and two other airlines fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta via Terminal Central De Autobuses Del Norte, Mexico City North Bus Terminal, Guadalajara, Bucerias, and Bucerías in around 13 h.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta via Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Toluca to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Toluca to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Train operators
Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metro
Phone
+52 55 5709 0860
Email
redessociales@metro.cdmx.gob.mx
Website
metro.cdmx.gob.mx
Subway from Pino Suárez_1_2 to Observatorio
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metro.cdmx.gob.mx
Bus operators
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City North Bus Terminal to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City North Bus to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City North Bus to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City North Bus to Tepic
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
odm.com.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
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
12 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$35 - $55
Primera Select
$60 - $80
Bus from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$16 - $24
Primera Select
$24 - $35
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mexico to Tepic
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$35 - $55
Bus from Tepic to Mezcales
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$13 - $19
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Mexico Poniente to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Book at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$30 - $50
Full Fare
$40 - $55
Regular Price
$49
Internet Discount
$44

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta is 651 km. The road distance is 872 km.

The cheapest way to get from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which costs $950 - $1400 and takes 13 h.

The quickest way to get from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which takes 3 h 6 min and costs $900 - $3900.

No, there is no direct bus from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from Madero and arriving at Autotransportes Medina via Mexico City North Bus Terminal, Guadalajara and Bucerías. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h.

It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.