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

Fly to Tijuana  •  5 h 6 min

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

$101 - $236

Cheapest option

Bus TAP  •  33 h 9 min

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

$90 - $140

3 alternative options

Fly to San Diego, line 9455 bus  •  6 h 59 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

$175 - $851

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  38 h 3 min

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

$106 - $136

Drive  •  25 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana 1366.3 miles

$180 - $270

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

Volaris, Interjet and two other airlines fly from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana 3 times a day. Alternatively, TAP operates a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 31 h 50 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego via Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $440
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
31 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$100 - $140
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$15 - $23
Primera Select
$23 - $35
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
$90 - $100
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$93
Primera Select
$100

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Tijuana is 1763 km. The road distance is 2186 km.

The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana is to bus which costs $1800 - $2800 and takes 33 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana is to fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs $2000 - $4800.

No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Veracruz and arriving at Tijuana Bus Terminal via Puerto Vallarta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana, including transfers.