There are 5 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to El Rosario 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, taxi  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacán
  2. Take a taxi from Culiacán to El Rosario

$56 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus, taxi via Mazatlán  •  15 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic
  2. Take the bus from Tepic to Mazatlán
  3. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Culiacán
  4. Take a taxi from Culiacán to El Rosario

$54 - $98

3 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to El Rosario 363 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Puerto Vallarta, taxi  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Culiacan (CUL) PVR - CUL
  2. Take a taxi from Culiacan to El Rosario

$75 - $275

Bus to Guadalajara, fly, taxi  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucerias to Guadalajara
  2. Fly from Guadalajara (GDL) to Culiacan (CUL) GDL - CUL
  3. Take a taxi from Culiacan to El Rosario

$94 - $284

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to El Rosario is to drive which costs $950 - $1400 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to El Rosario is to fly and taxi which takes 5 h 43 min and costs $1500 - $5500.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and El Rosario is 452 km. The road distance is 581 km.

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It takes approximately 12 h 1 min to get from Puerto Vallarta to El Rosario, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and El Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico?

There is no direct connection from Puerto Vallarta to El Rosario. However, you can take the bus to Palmas, take the walk to Puerto Vallarta, take the bus to Culiacán, then take the taxi to El Rosario. Alternatively, you can take the Búho Nocturno to Crucero de las Juntas, take the walk to Puerto Vallarta, take the bus to Tepic, take the bus to Mazatlán, take the bus to Culiacán, then take the taxi to El Rosario.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Guadalajara to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Guadalajara to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Mexico City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Guadalajara to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Bus operators
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 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Book at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$13 - $19
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Tepic to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Plus
$13 - $19
Platinum
$19 - $25
Ejecutivo
$21 - $29
Bus from Mazatlán to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $24
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Plus
$10 - $15
Platinum
$16 - $21
Ejecutivo
$17 - $24
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Bucerias to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Culiacán to El Rosario
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Estimated price
$21 - $25

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