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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Ferry  •  33 min

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

$16

Cheapest option

Bus  •  42 min

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

$1 - $3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puerto Vallarta to Riviera Nayarit 11.6 miles

$7 - $9

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Riviera Nayarit 11.6 miles

$1 - $3

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Riviera Nayarit is to bus which costs $7 - $45 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Riviera Nayarit is to taxi which costs $140 - $170 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Autotransportes Medina and arriving at Nuevo Vallarta. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 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 Riviera Nayarit is 11 km. The road distance is 18.5 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Riviera Nayarit without a car is to ferry which takes 33 min and costs $309.

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The ferry from Downtown Puerto Vallarta to Paradise Village Public Dock takes 30 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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Puerto Vallarta to Riviera Nayarit bus services, operated by Rutas Vallarta, arrive at Nuevo Vallarta station.

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Riviera Nayarit is 1 h behind Puerto Vallarta. It is currently 7:40 AM in Puerto Vallarta and 6:40 AM in Riviera Nayarit.

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  • Distance: 6.8 miles
  • Duration: 33 min

What companies run services between Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Riviera Nayarit, Mexico?

Rutas Vallarta operates a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Riviera Nayarit every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 30 min.

Bus operators
Rutas Vallarta
Email
info@rutasvallarta.com
Website
rutasvallarta.com
Bus from Autotransportes Medina to Nuevo Vallarta
Ave. Duration
30 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 Riviera Nayarit
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$7 - $9

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to Riviera Nayarit is 19 km. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Puerto Vallarta to Riviera Nayarit.

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There are 800+ hotels available in Riviera Nayarit. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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