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There are 5 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana by plane, tram, bus or car

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Fly to Tijuana  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Tijuana (TIJ) PVR - TIJ

$95 - $232

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Bus  •  33h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana Bus Terminal

$90 - $152

3 alternative options

Fly to San Diego, tram, bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to San Diego (SAN) PVR - SAN
  2. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  3. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana

$174 - $908

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  34h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic
  2. Take the bus from Tepic to Tijuana Buenavista 417 Santa Rosa / ...

Drive  •  25h 44m

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana 1366.3 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana is to bus which costs $1700 - $3000 and takes 33h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana is to fly which costs $1800 - $4500 and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Autotransportes Medina and arriving at Tijuana Bus Terminal via Puerto Vallarta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 11m.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Tijuana is 1763 km. The road distance is 2186.1 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana without a car is to bus which takes 33h 11m and costs $1700 - $3000.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana bus services, operated by TAP, depart from Puerto Vallarta station.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana is to fly which takes 5h 16m and costs $1800 - $4500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1700 - $3000 and takes 33h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Tijuana Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana bus services, operated by TAP, arrive at Tijuana Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 1101.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 16m

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

Volaris, Viva Aerobus and two other airlines fly from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana 5 times a day. Alternatively, TAP operates a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $150 and the journey takes 31h 50m.

Airlines
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego via Oakland
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $11
Flexible
$12 - $16
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
31h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$100 - $150
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$14 - $20
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tepic to Tijuana Buenavista
Ave. Duration
28h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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Tijuana is 2h behind Puerto Vallarta. It is currently 10:46 AM in Puerto Vallarta and 8:46 AM in Tijuana.

Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana is 2186 km. It takes approximately 25h 44m to drive from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana.

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Volaris, Interjet, Aeroméxico and Viva Aerobus offer flights from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Tijuana Airport.

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There are 242+ hotels available in Tijuana. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Puerto Vallarta Airport is to bus which takes 13m and costs $7 - $45.

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