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

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Bus, fly  •  7 h 9 min

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

$106 - $353

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Bus via Oceanía  •  37 h 33 min

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

$109 - $207

Bus  •  39 h 43 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 / ...

$108 - $197

Bus via Guadalajara  •  43 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Cancún
  2. Take the bus from Cancun to Mexico City
  3. Take the bus from Tepotzotlán to Guadalajara
  4. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta

$109 - $203

Drive  •  28 h 38 min

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

$200 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which costs $2100 - $4000 and takes 43 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta is to bus and fly which costs $2000 - $7000 and takes 7 h 9 min.

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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, Nuevo Vallarta and Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 43 min.

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The distance between Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta is 1888 km. The road distance is 2486.4 km.

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The best way to get from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta without a car is to bus which takes 37 h 33 min and costs $2100 - $4000.

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It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Playa del Carmen Alterna station.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by Primera Plus, arrive at Puerto Vallarta station.

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Puerto Vallarta is 1 h behind Playa del Carmen. It is currently 9:36 PM in Playa del Carmen and 8:36 PM in Puerto Vallarta.

Map of how to get from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 1179.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

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 Terminal TAPO, San Lázaro_1_4, Oceanía, Autobuses del Norte, Mexico City North Bus, Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, and Palmas in around 37 h 33 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 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 Alterna to Cancún International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Terminal TAPO
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from Cancun to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
Primera Plus
Website
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
$54
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
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 Tepotzotlán to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$22 - $35
Primera Select
$35 - $50
Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen
Phone
(52) 998 8886990
Website
taxistascancun.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Cancún
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
taxistascancun.com
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Tepotzotlán to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$30 - $50
Full Fare
$35 - $55
Regular Price
$48
Internet Discount
$44
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Tepotzotlán to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta is 2486 km. It takes approximately 28 h 38 min to drive from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta.

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Volaris, Viva Aerobus, United Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Cancun 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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