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There are 5 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Mezcales to Mazatlán

$26 - $42

4 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán 277.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Mazatlan  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Mazatlan (MZT) PVR - MZT

$107 - $411

Fly to Durango, bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Durango (DGO) PVR - DGO
  2. Take the bus from Durango to Mazatlán

$169 - $410

Fly to Culiacan, bus  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Culiacan (CUL) PVR - CUL
  2. Take the bus from Culiacán to Mazatlán

$101 - $366

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán is to bus which costs $500 - $850 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán is to drive which costs $700 - $1100 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán. However, there are services departing from Autotransportes Medina and arriving at Mazatlán via Puerto Vallarta and Mezcales. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán is 315 km. The road distance is 444.1 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 50 min and costs $500 - $850.

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It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to get from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán, including transfers.

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Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán bus services, operated by TAP, depart from Mezcales station.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán is to bus which takes 7 h 50 min and costs $500 - $850. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $2000 - $8000 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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There is no direct flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Mazatlan Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 26 min and has one stopover.

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Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán bus services, operated by TAP, arrive at Mazatlán station.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán.
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  • Distance: 197 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 50 min

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

TAP operates a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán every 2 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min. Alternatively, Aeroméxico, Viva Aerobus and two other airlines fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán every 3 hours.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Durango via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Guadalajara, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
TAR Aerolineas
Website
tarmexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Durango via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Mexico City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Culiacan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Durango to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$22 - $35
Full Fare
$22 - $35
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Durango to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$13 - $21
Primera Select
$20 - $26
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Durango to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Durango to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$20 - $28
Ejecutivo
$24 - $26
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
(604) 952 0138
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Culiacán to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx

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Mazatlán is 1 h behind Puerto Vallarta. It is currently 1:17 AM in Puerto Vallarta and 12:17 AM in Mazatlán.

Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán is 444 km. It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to drive from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán.

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Volaris, Interjet, Viva Aerobus and Aeroméxico offer flights from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Mazatlan Airport.

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There are 307+ hotels available in Mazatlán. Prices start at $46 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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