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There are 7 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus ETN  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Riviera Nayarit to Zapopan Riviera Nayarit / ...
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Chapala Guadalajara / ...

$35 - $51

Cheapest option

Bus Estrella Blanca  •  9h 33m

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

$21 - $40

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Bus Primera Plus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara Primera Plus
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Chapala Guadalajara / ...

$33 - $38

Bus  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara Puerto Vallarta / ...
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Chapala Guadalajara / ...

$30 - $45

Taxi  •  4h 36m

  1. Take a taxi from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala 237.6 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  4h 36m

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala 237.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  3h 1m

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Guadalajara (GDL) PVR - GDL

$53 - $225

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala is to bus which costs $400 - $800 and takes 9h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala is to fly which costs $1000 - $4400 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala. However, there are services departing from Autotransportes Medina and arriving at Chapala via Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Aviación, Jardín Aranzazú and Guadalajara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 2m.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Chapala is 215 km. The road distance is 380.1 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala without a car is to bus which takes 8h 2m and costs $650 - $1000.

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It takes approximately 8h 2m to get from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala, including transfers.

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Puerto Vallarta to Chapala bus services, operated by ETN, depart from Riviera Nayarit station.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala is to bus which takes 8h 2m and costs $650 - $1000. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $1000 - $4400 and takes 3h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Guadalajara Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Puerto Vallarta to Chapala bus services, operated by Autotransportes Chapala, arrive at Chapala station.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala.
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  • Distance: 134.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 2m

What companies run services between Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala via Palmas, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Zapopan, Aviación, Juárez, Jardín Aranzazú, Antigua Central Camionera, and Guadalajara in around 8h 2m. Alternatively, Aereo Calafia, Interjet and three other airlines fly from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aereo Calafia
Website
calafiaairlines.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $240
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.com.mx
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
TAR Aerolineas
Website
tarmexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Riviera Nayarit to Zapopan
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$24 - $35
Full Fare
$25 - $35
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$25 - $40
Full Fare
$27 - $40
Autotransportes Chapala
Phone
018007272727, (52)3336195675, (52)3336193312
Website
chapalaplus.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Chapala
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
chapalaplus.com.mx
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$16 - $24
Primera Select
$24 - $35
Other operators
Taxi from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to Chapala is 380 km. It takes approximately 4h 36m to drive from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala.

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Interjet, TAR Aerolineas, Aereo Calafia and two other airlines offer flights from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Guadalajara Airport.

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There are 75+ hotels available in Chapala. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Puerto Vallarta Airport is to bus which takes 13m and costs $7 - $45.

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