There are 6 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  •  15 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Riviera Nayarit to Zapopan
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Cuatro Caminos
  3. Take a taxi from Cuatro Caminos to San Francisco (San Pancho)

$82 - $134

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)

$53 - $91

4 alternative options

Bus, taxi via Zamora  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Riviera Nayarit to Zapopan
  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)

$81 - $131

Bus, taxi #2  •  23 h 23 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 24 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho) 510.3 miles

$65 - $100

Fly, taxi  •  8 h 9 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)

$200 - $377

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho) is to drive which costs $1200 - $1900 and takes 12 h 24 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 9 min.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and San Francisco (San Pancho) is 460 km. The road distance is 816.5 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 15 h 7 min and costs $1500 - $2600.

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It takes approximately 15 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 25 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho) is 817 km. It takes approximately 12 h 24 min to drive from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco (San Pancho).

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

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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: 15 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 Nuevo Vallarta, take the walk to Riviera Nayarit, take the bus to Zapopan, take the bus to Guadalajara, take the bus to Cuatro Caminos, then take the taxi to San Francisco (San Pancho). Alternatively, you can take the bus to Nuevo Vallarta, take the walk to Riviera Nayarit, take the bus to Zapopan, 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).

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 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 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.com.mx
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Riviera Nayarit to Zapopan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$24 - $40
Full Fare
$25 - $35
Regular Price
$39
Internet Discount
$33
Bus from Guadalajara to Cuatro Caminos
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$25 - $40
Full Fare
$27 - $40
Regular Price
$38
Internet Discount
$32
Autovías
Website
autovias.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Cuatro Caminos
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
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
La Linea
Phone
01 800 622 22 22
Website
lalinea.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Cuatro Caminos
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
lalinea.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
lalinea.com.mx
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
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
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
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
$28 - $60
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$28 - $45
Primera Select
$45 - $60
Other operators
Taxi from Cuatro Caminos to San Francisco (San Pancho)
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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