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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 49 min

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

$136 - $298

Cheapest option

Bus Estrella Blanca  •  22 h 47 min

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

$32 - $71

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 - $75

Bus La Linea  •  16 h 38 min

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

$50 - $70

Drive  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo 537.2 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo is to bus which costs $600 - $1500 and takes 22 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo is to fly which takes 4 h 49 min and costs $2700 - $6000.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo is 509 km. The road distance is 859 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo, including transfers.

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

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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
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.com.mx
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Bus operators
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Bucerias to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
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 - $50
Schedules at
autovias.com.mx
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
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Lázaro Cárdenas
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $60
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$26 - $40
Primera Select
$40 - $60
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
$34
Schedules at
lalinea.com.mx
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 - $10
Schedules at
odm.com.mx

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