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There are 5 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo 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.

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Fly  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) PVR - ZIH

$136 - $300

Cheapest option

Bus Estrella Blanca  •  22 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Lázaro Cárdenas Puerto Vallarta-Zihuatanejo / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lázaro Cárdenas to Zihuatanejo Costa / ...

$33 - $72

3 alternative options

Bus Autovías  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucerias to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo

$56 - $83

Bus La Linea  •  17 h 30 min

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

$61 - $96

Drive  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo 537.2 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo is to bus which costs $600 - $1400 and takes 22 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo is to fly which costs $2600 - $6000 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo. However, there are services departing from Versalles and arriving at Zihuatanejo via Bucerias and Guadalajara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 22 min.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo is 509 km. The road distance is 859.5 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 22 min and costs $1000 - $1700.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo, including transfers.

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Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo bus services, operated by Vallarta Plus, depart from Bucerias station.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo is to fly which takes 4 h 44 min and costs $2600 - $6000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1000 - $1700 and takes 14 h 22 min.

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There is no direct flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo bus services, operated by Autovías, arrive at Zihuatanejo station.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo.
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  • Distance: 317.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

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

Interjet, Aeroméxico and three other airlines fly from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo via Bucerías, Bucerias, and Guadalajara in around 14 h 22 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Bus operators
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Bucerias to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
Autovías
Website
autovias.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
autovias.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$25 - $40
Full Fare
$27 - $40
Regular Price
$58
Internet Discount
$52
La Linea
Phone
01 800 622 22 22
Website
lalinea.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
lalinea.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
$27 - $60
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$27 - $40
Primera Select
$45 - $60
CostaLine
Website
costaline.com.mx
Bus from Lázaro Cárdenas to Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
costaline.com.mx
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Lázaro Cárdenas to Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
odm.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo is 859 km. It takes approximately 10 h 12 min to drive from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo.

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

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There are 259+ hotels available in Zihuatanejo. Prices start at $46 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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