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There are 7 ways to get from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Oaxaca (OAX) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) OAX - PVR

$1195 - $2143

6 alternative options

Bus  •  17h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Oaxaca to Puebla Terminal CAPU
  2. Take the bus from ACN Puebla to Guadalajara
  3. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Talpa de Allende
  4. Take the bus from Talpa de Allende to Puerto Vallarta

Bus via Ameca  •  18h

  1. Take the bus from Oaxaca to Puebla Terminal CAPU
  2. Take the bus from ACN Puebla to Guadalajara
  3. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Ahualulco de Mercado
  4. Take the bus from Ameca to Puerto Vallarta

Bus #2  •  18h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Oaxaca to Puebla Terminal CAPU
  2. Take the bus from ACN Puebla to Guadalajara
  3. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Bucerias

$1790 - $2743

Bus #3  •  23h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Oaxaca Periférico Terminal AU to México Terminal TAPO
  2. Take the bus from Mexico Norte to Nuevo Vallarta

$1581 - $3088

Bus #4  •  24h

  1. Take the bus from Oaxaca to Cuernavaca
  2. Take the bus from Cuernavaca to Puerto Vallarta

$1927 - $2400

Drive  •  14h 20m

  1. Drive from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta 1316.3 km

$2200 - $3300

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Puerto Vallarta is 911.

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The cheapest way to get from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $1200 - $2200 and takes 4h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $1200 - $2200 and takes 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from Oaxaca and arriving at Perú y Calle Honduras via ACN Puebla, San Pedrito, Guadalajara, Talpa de Allende and Nuevo Malecón y Calle Nuevo Malecón. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 32m.

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The distance between Oaxaca and Puerto Vallarta is 978 km. The road distance is 1316.3 km.

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The best way to get from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta without a car is to bus which takes 17h 32m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Oaxaca station.

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The best way to get from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which takes 4h 5m and costs $1200 - $2200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17h 32m.

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There is no direct flight from Oaxaca Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by Autotransportes Guadalajara Talpa Mascota (ATM), arrive at Puerto Vallarta station.

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Map of how to get from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 978.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 5m

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

Viva Aerobus, Volaris and three other airlines fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta via Puebla Terminal CAPU, ACN Puebla, Guadalajara, San Pedrito, Antigua Central Camionera, Guadalajara, Talpa de Allende, Puerto Vallarta, and Nuevo Malecón y Calle Nuevo Malecón in around 17h 32m.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
aeromexico.com
Flights from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1300 - $2500
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1000 - $2200
Flights from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1000 - $2200
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1900 - $3500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$3300 - $14000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3200 - $13000
Bus operators
ADO

Autobuses de Oriente (ADO) is one of Mexico’s largest bus companies, mainly operating south of Mexico City and into the Yucatan Peninsula. Choose from three bus classes: ADO (first class), ADO GL (luxury class) and ADO Platino (platinum class and the most expensive). All buses are comfortable, with reclining seats, blackout curtains, air conditioning and a toilet; ADO Platino offers additional amenities such as extra legroom, onboard Wi-Fi and individual screens.

Contact Details
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Oaxaca to Puebla Terminal CAPU
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$430 - $700
ADO
$430 - $650
ADO GL
$460 - $700
Ómnibus Cristóbal Colón (OCC)
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Oaxaca to Puebla
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Autotransportes Guadalajara Talpa Mascota (ATM)
Phone
333 600 0470
Website
talpamascota.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Talpa de Allende
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$260
Schedules at
talpamascota.com
Bus from Talpa de Allende to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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talpamascota.com
Bus from Ameca to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
talpamascota.com
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Bucerias
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$550 - $650
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
Autobuses Unidos (AU)
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Oaxaca Periférico Terminal AU to México Terminal TAPO
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$470 - $700
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ETN
Phone
800 800 0386
Email
atn_clientes@etn.com.mx
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Mexico Norte to Nuevo Vallarta
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1000 - $1800
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Purchase in advance
$1000 - $1600
Regular
$1200 - $1800
Estrella de Oro
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
estrelladeoro.com.mx
Bus from Oaxaca to Cuernavaca
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Regular
$450 - $650
Plus
$650 - $950
Futura Select
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Cuernavaca to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1472
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta is 1316 km. It takes approximately 14h 20m to drive from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta.

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Volaris, United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Oaxaca Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport.

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There are 1244+ hotels available in Puerto Vallarta. Prices start at $2000 MXN per night.

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The best way to get from Oaxaca to Oaxaca Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs $180 - $220.

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