There are 5 ways to get from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta by bus, plane 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

Bus, fly  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) CUN - PVR

$108 - $342

Cheapest option

Bus  •  38 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Central Norte Ado
  2. Take the bus from Mexico City North Bus to Puerto Vallarta Primera Plus / ...

$97 - $198

3 alternative options

Bus via Guadalajara  •  38 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Central Norte Ado
  2. Take the bus from Mexico City North Bus Terminal to Guadalajara
  3. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Bucerias

$107 - $178

Bus #2  •  41 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Puebla CAPU
  2. Take the bus from Puebla to Puerto Vallarta

$119 - $255

Drive  •  28 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta 1554 miles

$200 - $310

What companies run services between Playa del Carmen, Mexico and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta via México Central Norte, Mexico City North Bus Terminal, Guadalajara, Bucerias, and Bucerías in around 38 h 24 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City, Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Puebla CAPU
Ave. Duration
23 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
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
$33
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
$55
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
$27 - $40
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
$22 - $27
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
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Puebla to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $90
Full Fare
$80 - $120

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta?

The distance between Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta is 1888 km. The road distance is 2486 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta?

The cheapest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta is to bus and fly which costs $2000 - $6500 and takes 7 h 16 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta?

The quickest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta is to bus and fly which takes 7 h 16 min and costs $2000 - $6500.

Is there a direct bus between Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta?

No, there is no direct bus from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from Playa del Carmen Alterna and arriving at Autotransportes Medina via Mexico City North Bus Terminal, Guadalajara and Bucerías. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 24 min.

How long does it take to get from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta?

It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.