There are 6 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Tijuana  •  5 h 22 min

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

$99 - $243

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Bus TAP  •  33 h 11 min

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

$95 - $152

4 alternative options

Fly to San Diego, line 9455 bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to San Diego (SAN) PVR - SAN
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$171 - $875

Fly to Mexicali, bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Mexicali (MXL) PVR - MXL
  2. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tijuana

$101 - $347

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  37 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Tijuana

$119 - $138

Drive  •  25 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana 1366.3 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana is to bus which costs $1700 - $2900 and takes 33 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana is to fly which costs $1800 - $4600 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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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 33 h 11 min.

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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 33 h 11 min and costs $1700 - $2900.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min 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 5 h 22 min and costs $1800 - $4600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1700 - $2900 and takes 33 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Tijuana Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 49 min.

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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: 5 h 22 min

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

Volaris, Viva Aerobus and Aeroméxico fly from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana twice daily. Alternatively, TAP operates a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $150 and the journey takes 31 h 50 min.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $440
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Bus operators
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 Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $20
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
31 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$100 - $150
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$99
Primera Select
$106

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Tijuana is 2 h behind Puerto Vallarta. It is currently 5:10 PM in Puerto Vallarta and 3:10 PM in Tijuana.

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

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

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There are 191+ hotels available in Tijuana. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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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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