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There are 4 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Acapulco (ACA) PVR - ACA

$121 - $326

Cheapest option

Bus Estrella Blanca  •  20 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco Puerto Vallarta-Acapulco

$45 - $112

2 alternative options

Bus ETN  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Acapulco Guadalajara

$73 - $117

Drive  •  13 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco 745.8 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco is to bus which costs $850 - $2200 and takes 20 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco is to fly which costs $2300 - $6500 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco. However, there are services departing from Ley and arriving at Acapulco via Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 10 min.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco is 700 km. The road distance is 1193.3 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 10 min and costs $1400 - $2300.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco, including transfers.

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Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco bus services, operated by Vallarta Plus, depart from Puerto Vallarta station.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco is to fly which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $2300 - $6500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1400 - $2300 and takes 19 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Acapulco Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco.
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  • Distance: 437.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Acapulco, Mexico?

Interjet, Aeroméxico and four other airlines fly from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco via Mojoneras, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara in around 19 h 10 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco via Toluca
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Bus operators
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
vallartaplus.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
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$45 - $75
Primera Select
$85 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco is 1193 km. It takes approximately 13 h 9 min to drive from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco.

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Viva Aerobus, Volaris, Interjet and Aeroméxico offer flights from Puerto Vallarta 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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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Puerto Vallarta Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs $7 - $45.

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