There are 4 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic by 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Mezcales to Tepic

$13 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus Estrella Blanca  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic

$16 - $35

Taxi  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic 105.6 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic 105.6 miles

$14 - $21

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

TAP operates a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min.

Bus operators
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$8 - $13
Primera Select
$11 - $15
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$16 - $24
Full Fare
$13 - $18
Other operators
Taxi from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Tepic is 105 km. The road distance is 169 km.

The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic is to bus which costs $260 - $360 and takes 3 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic is to taxi which takes 2 h 29 min and costs $1200 - $1500.

No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic. However, there are services departing from Veracruz and arriving at Tepic via Puerto Vallarta and Mezcales. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic, including transfers.