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

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Fly to Mexicali  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Mexicali (MXL) PVR - MXL

$89 - $328

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Fly to Tijuana, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Tijuana (TIJ) PVR - TIJ
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana International Airport to Mexicali

$107 - $250

Bus  •  30 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali

$90 - $142

Bus Tufesa  •  34 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic
  2. Take the bus from Tepic to Penas
  3. Take the bus from Peñas to Mazatlán
  4. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Mexicali Bus Terminal

$94 - $210

Drive  •  23 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali 1259.7 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali is to bus which costs $1700 - $2700 and takes 30 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali is to fly which costs $1600 - $6500 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from Autotransportes Medina and arriving at Mexicali via Puerto Vallarta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 41 min.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Mexicali is 1676 km. The road distance is 2015.5 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali without a car is to bus which takes 30 h 41 min and costs $1700 - $2700.

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It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali is to fly which takes 6 h 34 min and costs $1600 - $6500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1700 - $2700 and takes 30 h 41 min.

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There is no direct flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Mexicali Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali.
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  • Distance: 1047.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

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

Viva Aerobus, Aeroméxico and three other airlines fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali every 4 hours. Alternatively, TAP operates a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali twice daily. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 29 h 20 min.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $440
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana International Airport to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
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reservamos.mx
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$95 - $140
Bus from Tepic to Penas
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$10 - $15
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$9 - $14
Primera Select
$11 - $16
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Tepic to Penas
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Peñas to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
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GotoBus
Plus
$12 - $17
Platinum
$18 - $24
Ejecutivo
$19 - $27
Bus from Mazatlán to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$55 - $80
Platinum
$80 - $110
Ejecutivo
$95 - $140

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Mexicali is 2 h behind Puerto Vallarta. It is currently 12:26 AM in Puerto Vallarta and 10:26 PM in Mexicali.

Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali is 2016 km. It takes approximately 23 h 34 min to drive from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali.

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

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There are 45+ hotels available in Mexicali. 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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