There are 6 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala by bus, taxi, car or plane

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  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Riviera Nayarit to Zapopan Puerto Vallarta

$48 - $76

Cheapest option

Bus Vallarta Plus  •  9 h 37 min

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

$22 - $41

4 alternative options

Bus via Juárez  •  8 h 17 min

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

$30 - $47

Taxi  •  4 h 36 min

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

$140 - $170

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala 237.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Guadalajara (GDL) PVR - GDL
  2. Take the bus from Cajititlan to Chapala

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala is to bus which costs $400 - $800 and takes 9 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala is to taxi which costs $2700 - $3200 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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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 Riviera Nayarit, Aviación, Jardín Aranzazú and Guadalajara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 17 min.

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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 6 h 8 min and costs $900 - $1500.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min 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 quickest flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Guadalajara Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala.
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  • Distance: 134.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

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

ETN operates a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.com.mx
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Riviera Nayarit to Zapopan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$25 - $40
Full Fare
$26 - $40
Regular Price
$39
Internet Discount
$33
Autotransportes Chapala
Phone
018007272727, (52)3336195675, (52)3336193312
Website
chapalaplus.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Chapala
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
chapalaplus.com.mx
Bus from Cajititlan to Chapala
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
chapalaplus.com.mx
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$16 - $25
Primera Select
$25 - $35
Other operators
Taxi from Puerto Vallarta to Chapala
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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