There are 3 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to Panama City by plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Panama City (PTY) PVR - PTY

$245 - $827

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Riviera Nayarit to Puebla
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tapachula to San Salvador
  4. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
  5. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook

$236 - $408

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Panama City 2588.6 miles

$340 - $500

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Panama City is to bus which costs $4400 - $8000 and takes 3 days 12 h.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Panama City is to fly which costs $4600 - $16000 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Panama City is 3045 km. The road distance is 4141.8 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to get from Puerto Vallarta to Panama City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Panama City is to fly which takes 7 h 37 min and costs $4600 - $16000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $4400 - $8000 and takes 3 days 12 h.

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The quickest flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Panama City Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 24 min.

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Panama City is 1 h ahead of Puerto Vallarta. It is currently 2:10 AM in Puerto Vallarta and 2:10 AM in Panama City.

Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to Panama City is 4142 km. It takes approximately 2 days 5 h to drive from Puerto Vallarta to Panama City.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Vallarta to Panama City.
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  • Distance: 1902.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 37 min

What companies run services between Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Panama City, Panama?

Copa Airlines and Aeroméxico fly from Puerto Vallarta to Panama City 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Panama City via Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Puebla, Puebla CAPU, Tapachula, San Salvador, San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente, San José Terminal 7-10, and San Jose Terminal Tica Bus in around 3 days 12 h.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Panama City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Panama City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Riviera Nayarit to Puebla
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $90
Full Fare
$80 - $120
Regular Price
$105
Internet Discount
$90
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $70
Economy
$40 - $65
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com

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