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There are 5 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho) by bus, taxi, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus, taxi via Guadalajara  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucerias to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Zamora
  3. Take the bus from Zamora to Cuatro Caminos
  4. Take a taxi from Cuatro Caminos to San Francisco (San Pancho)

$72 - $99

Cheapest option

Bus Estrella Blanca, taxi  •  23 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Lázaro Cárdenas Puerto Vallarta-Zihuatanejo / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Lázaro Cárdenas to San Francisco (San Pancho)

$52 - $90

3 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  24 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo
  3. Take the bus from Zihuatanejo to Vallecitos
  4. Take a taxi from Vallecitos to San Francisco (San Pancho)

Drive  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho) 520.7 miles

$65 - $110

Fly, taxi  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) PVR - ZIH
  2. Take a taxi from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo to San Francisco (San Pancho)

$195 - $377

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho) is to bus and taxi which costs $1000 - $1800 and takes 23 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho) is to fly and taxi which costs $3700 - $7500 and takes 8 h 3 min.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and San Francisco (San Pancho) is 460 km. The road distance is 833.2 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho) without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 16 h 7 min and costs $1400 - $2000.

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It takes approximately 16 h 7 min to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho) is 833 km. It takes approximately 12 h 23 min to drive from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho).

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Viva Aerobus, United Airlines, Aeroméxico and Interjet offer flights from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Airport.

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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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Map of how to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho).
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  • Distance: 287.8 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 7 min

What companies run services between Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and San Francisco (San Pancho), Mexico?

There is no direct connection from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho). However, you can take the bus to Palmas, take the walk to Puerto Vallarta, take the bus to Bucerias, take the bus to Guadalajara, take the bus to Zamora, take the walk to Zamora, take the bus to Cuatro Caminos, then take the taxi to San Francisco (San Pancho). Alternatively, you can take the Búho Nocturno to Crucero de las Juntas, take the walk to Puerto Vallarta, take the bus to Lázaro Cárdenas, then take the taxi to San Francisco (San Pancho).

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $370
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Bus operators
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Bucerias to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Zamora
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Autovías
Website
autovias.com.mx
Bus from Zamora to Cuatro Caminos
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
autovias.com.mx
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Lázaro Cárdenas
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$27 - $40
Primera Select
$45 - $60
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$25 - $40
Full Fare
$27 - $40
Regular Price
$58
Internet Discount
$52
La Linea
Phone
01 800 622 22 22
Website
lalinea.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
lalinea.com.mx
Autobuses Zina
Phone
01800 00 94622
Website
autobuseszinacantepec.com.mx
Bus from Zihuatanejo to Vallecitos
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
autobuseszinacantepec.com.mx
Book at
autobuseszinacantepec.com.mx
Other operators
Taxi from Cuatro Caminos to San Francisco (San Pancho)
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35

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