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There are 4 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta by bus, ferry, taxi or car

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Bus  •  25 min

  1. Take the bus from Autotransportes Medina to Las Garzas Nuevo Vallarta

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Ferry  •  30 min

  1. Take the ferry from Downtown Puerto Vallarta to Paradise Village Public Dock Watertaxi

$16

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta 10.9 miles

$6 - $9

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta 10.9 miles

$1 - $3

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta is to bus which costs $7 - $45 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta is to taxi which costs $130 - $160 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Autotransportes Medina and arriving at Las Garzas. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Downtown Puerto Vallarta and arriving at Paradise Village Public Dock. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta is 11 km. The road distance is 17.4 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta without a car is to bus which takes 25 min and costs $7 - $45.

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The bus from Autotransportes Medina to Las Garzas takes 25 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta bus services, operated by Rutas Vallarta, depart from Autotransportes Medina station.

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Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta bus services, operated by Rutas Vallarta, arrive at Las Garzas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta is 17 km. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta.

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  • Distance: 7.1 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

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

Rutas Vallarta operates a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 25 min.

Bus operators
Rutas Vallarta
Email
info@rutasvallarta.com
Website
rutasvallarta.com
Bus from Autotransportes Medina to Las Garzas
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
rutasvallarta.com
Night bus
$1
Regional
$3
Standard
$1
Ferry operators
Watertaxi Vallarta
Phone
55 2211863
Email
watertaxivallarta@yahoo.com.mx
Ferry from Downtown Puerto Vallarta to Paradise Village Public Dock
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16
Other operators
Taxi from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$6 - $9

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There are 809+ hotels available in Nuevo Vallarta. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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