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There are 5 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Culiacan  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Culiacan (CUL) PVR - CUL

$95 - $338

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Bus  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacán

$35 - $52

3 alternative options

Fly to Mazatlan, bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Mazatlan (MZT) PVR - MZT
  2. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Culiacán

$125 - $424

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic
  2. Take the bus from Tepic to Penas
  3. Take the bus from Las Peñitas to Culiacán

Drive  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán 404.5 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán is to bus which costs $650 - $1100 and takes 10 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán is to fly which costs $1800 - $6500 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto and arriving at Culiacán via Puerto Vallarta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 43 min.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) and Culiacán is 507 km. The road distance is 647.1 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 43 min and costs $650 - $1100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán, including transfers.

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Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán bus services, operated by TAP, depart from Puerto Vallarta station.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $1800 - $6500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $650 - $1100 and takes 10 h 43 min.

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There is no direct flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Culiacan Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán bus services, operated by TAP, arrive at Culiacán station.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán.
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  • Distance: 316.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

What companies run services between Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR), Mexico and Culiacán, Mexico?

Interjet, Aeroméxico and four other airlines fly from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán hourly. Alternatively, TAP operates a bus from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 9 h 35 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Mexico City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Bus operators
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
(604) 952 0138
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$35 - $50
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$14 - $20
Bus from Tepic to Penas
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$10 - $14
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Tepic to Penas
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
taproyal.com
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tepic to Las Peñitas
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Las Peñitas to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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Culiacán is 1 h behind Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR). It is currently 4:07 AM in Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) and 3:07 AM in Culiacán.

Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán is 647 km. It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to drive from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) to Culiacán.

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Interjet, Viva Aerobus, Volaris and Aeroméxico offer flights from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Culiacan Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Culiacán. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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Trips from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR)