There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta 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 from Tijuana  •  5 h 32 min

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

$114 - $299

Cheapest option

Bus  •  34 h 30 min

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

$105 - $170

4 alternative options

Fly from San Diego  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) SAN - PVR

$163 - $854

Bus via San Luis Río Colorado  •  33 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to San Luis Río Colorado
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Puerto Vallarta

$116 - $166

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  38 h 51 min

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

$128 - $157

Drive  •  25 h 11 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta 1472.9 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which costs $110 - $170 and takes 33 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta is to fly which costs $160 - $900 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Puerto Vallarta is 1119 miles. The road distance is 1472.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Autotransportes Medina via Tijuana Bus Terminal and Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

Volaris, Interjet and Viva Aerobus fly from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via San Ysidro/Intl Border, Tijuana, San Luis Río Colorado, Puerto Vallarta, and Palmas in around 33 h 28 min.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Bus operators
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to San Luis Río Colorado
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$95 - $140
Bus from Tijuana Bus Terminal to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
31 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$100 - $150
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$98
Primera Select
$106
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com

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