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There are 8 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Matamoros  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Matamoros (MAM) PVR - MAM

$132 - $606

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Bus  •  21 h 29 min

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

$72 - $146

6 alternative options

Fly to Brownsville  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Brownsville (BRO) PVR - BRO

$231 - $1,503

Fly to Reynosa, bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Reynosa (REX) PVR - REX
  2. Take the bus from Reynosa to Matamoros

$126 - $402

Fly to Harlingen  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Harlingen (HRL) PVR - HRL

$306 - $1,066

Fly to Monterrey, bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Monterrey (MTY) PVR - MTY
  2. Take the bus from Monterrey to Matamoros

$99 - $323

Bus via Bucerias  •  19 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucerias to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Matamoros Guadalajara

$76 - $138

Drive  •  15 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros 821.1 miles

$110 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros is to bus which costs $1300 - $2900 and takes 21 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros is to fly which costs $2500 - $12000 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros. However, there are services departing from Versalles and arriving at Matamoros via Bucerias and Guadalajara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 57 min.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Matamoros is 982 km. The road distance is 1313.8 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 57 min and costs $1400 - $2700.

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros is to fly which takes 6 h 52 min and costs $2500 - $12000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1400 - $2700 and takes 19 h 57 min.

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There is no direct flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Matamoros Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros.
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  • Distance: 613.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

What companies run services between Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico?

Aeroméxico and Viva Aerobus fly from Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros via Bucerías, Bucerias, and Guadalajara in around 19 h 57 min.

Airlines
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Reynosa via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Reynosa via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Monterrey via Puebla
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Monterrey via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Brownsville via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,000
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Harlingen via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,100
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Reynosa via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Bus operators
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Reynosa to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Reynosa to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$13 - $19
Ejecutivo
$11 - $13
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Bucerias to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$55 - $85
Full Fare
$75 - $110
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 - $24
Primera Select
$24 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros is 1314 km. It takes approximately 15 h 44 min to drive from Puerto Vallarta to Matamoros.

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Viva Aerobus and Aeroméxico offer flights from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Matamoros Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Matamoros. Prices start at $39 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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