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There are 5 ways to get from Panama City Airport (PTY) to Puerto Vallarta by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Puerto Vallarta  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) PTY - PVR

$211 - $890

4 alternative options

Fly to Guadalajara, bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to Guadalajara (GDL) PTY - GDL
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Bucerias

$260 - $524

Fly to Manzanillo, bus  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to Manzanillo (ZLO) PTY - ZLO
  2. Take the bus from Cihuatlán to Puerto Vallarta

$321 - $1,126

Fly to Tepic, bus  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to Tepic (TPQ) PTY - TPQ
  2. Take the bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta

$526 - $1,597

Drive  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Drive from Panama City Airport (PTY) to Puerto Vallarta 2625.5 miles

$350 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Panama City Airport (PTY) to Puerto Vallarta is to fly and bus which costs $260 - $550 and takes 11 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Panama City Airport (PTY) to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $210 - $900 and takes 5 h.

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The distance between Panama City Airport (PTY) and Puerto Vallarta is 3054 km. The road distance is 4200.8 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Panama City Airport (PTY) to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Panama City Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 43 min.

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Puerto Vallarta is 1 h behind Panama City Airport (PTY). It is currently 6:09 PM in Panama City Airport (PTY) and 5:09 PM in Puerto Vallarta.

Yes, the driving distance between Panama City Airport (PTY) to Puerto Vallarta is 4201 km. It takes approximately 2 days 6 h to drive from Panama City Airport (PTY) to Puerto Vallarta.

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Copa Airlines and Aeroméxico offer flights from Panama City 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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Map of how to get from Panama City Airport (PTY) to Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 1908.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Panama City Airport (PTY), Panama and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

Copa Airlines and Aeroméxico fly from Panama City Airport (PTY) to Puerto Vallarta 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Panama City to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Panama City to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $950
Flights from Panama City to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Flights from Panama City to Guadalajara via Cancun
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $600
Flights from Panama City to Manzanillo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Panama City to Manzanillo via Cancun, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Panama City to Manzanillo via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
14 h 28 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Panama City to Guadalajara via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $750
Flights from Panama City to Manzanillo via Houston
Ave. Duration
14 h 1 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Panama City to Tepic via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,700
Flights from Panama City to Tepic via Houston, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
13 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,400
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Panama City to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Panama City to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Panama City to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $950
Flights from Panama City to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $750
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.com.mx
Flights from Panama City to Tepic via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,700
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Panama City to Tepic via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,700
Flights from Panama City to Tepic via San Salvador, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Bus operators
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
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Cihuatlán to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
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 - $15
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$9 - $14
Primera Select
$11 - $15

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