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There are 6 ways to get from Phoenix to Acapulco by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Acapulco  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Acapulco (ACA) PHX - ACA

$263 - $1,716

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Bus TAP  •  47 h

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix East to Nogales
  2. Take the bus from Nogales to Santa Ana Tap
  3. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Mexico
  4. Take the bus from Mexico City Taxqueña to Acapulco Papagayo

$144 - $225

4 alternative options

Fly to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, bus  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) PHX - ZIH
  2. Take the bus from Zihuatanejo to Acapulco Ejido

$342 - $1,230

Bus  •  41 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix East to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Acapulco Guadalajara

$234 - $274

Bus via Morelia  •  44 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix East to Morelia
  2. Take the bus from Morelia to Acapulco Morelia

$248 - $284

Drive  •  29 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Acapulco 1737.7 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Phoenix to Acapulco is to bus which costs $140 - $230 and takes 47 h.

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The quickest way to get from Phoenix to Acapulco is to fly which costs $260 - $1,800 and takes 9 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Phoenix to Acapulco. However, there are services departing from Phoenix East and arriving at Acapulco via Guadalajara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 45 min.

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The distance between Phoenix and Acapulco is 1382 miles. The road distance is 1737.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Acapulco without a car is to bus which takes 41 h 45 min and costs $230 - $280.

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It takes approximately 9 h 37 min to get from Phoenix to Acapulco, including transfers.

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Phoenix to Acapulco bus services, operated by TAP Royal International, depart from Phoenix East station.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Acapulco is to fly which takes 9 h 37 min and costs $260 - $1,800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $280 and takes 41 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Phoenix Airport to Acapulco Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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Phoenix to Acapulco bus services, operated by ETN, arrive at Acapulco station.

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Map of how to get from Phoenix to Acapulco.
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  • Distance: 1381.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 37 min

What companies run services between Phoenix, AZ, USA and Acapulco, Mexico?

United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Phoenix to Acapulco every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phoenix to Acapulco via Guadalajara in around 41 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Phoenix to Acapulco via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Phoenix to Acapulco via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Phoenix to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Phoenix to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Phoenix to Acapulco via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Phoenix to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Phoenix to Acapulco via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,000
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Phoenix to Acapulco via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,000
Bus operators
CostaLine
Website
costaline.com.mx
Bus from Zihuatanejo to Acapulco Ejido
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
costaline.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City Taxqueña to Acapulco Papagayo
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
costaline.com.mx
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Phoenix East to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
28 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$185
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Bus from Phoenix East to Morelia
Ave. Duration
32 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$211
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Bus from Phoenix East to Nogales
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
taproyal.com
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$50 - $75
Full Fare
$65 - $90
Regular Price
$85
Internet Discount
$73
Bus from Morelia to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Book at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$35 - $60
Full Fare
$45 - $70
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
(604) 952 0138
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Nogales to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Nogales to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$11 - $16
Bus from Santa Ana to Mexico
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$100 - $140

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Acapulco is 1 h ahead of Phoenix. It is currently 2:02 AM in Phoenix and 3:02 AM in Acapulco.

Yes, the driving distance between Phoenix to Acapulco is 1738 miles. It takes approximately 29 h 30 min to drive from Phoenix to Acapulco.

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United Airlines, Delta, Aeroméxico and two other airlines offer flights from Phoenix Airport to Acapulco Airport.

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There are 414+ hotels available in Acapulco. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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