There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) by plane, bus, train 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  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Manzanillo (ZLO) SFO - ZLO

$276 - $1,008

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Anaheim
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana Bus Terminal to Nuevo Vallarta
  4. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cihuatlán

$132 - $248

5 alternative options

Bus TAP  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to El Monte, CA
  2. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to El Centro, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Mexicali to Nuevo Vallarta
  4. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cihuatlán

$200 - $290

Bus Tufesa  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Guadalajara
  3. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Colima
  4. Take the bus from Colima to Manzanillo

$180 - $349

Bus #2  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana Bus Terminal to Nuevo Vallarta
  4. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cihuatlán

$167 - $308

Train, drive, bus  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
  3. Drive from Yuma Amtrak to Mexicali
  4. Take the bus from Mexicali to Nuevo Vallarta
  5. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cihuatlán

$224 - $481

Drive  •  36 h 7 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) 2152 miles

$280 - $420

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) is to bus which costs $130 - $250 and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) is to fly which takes 8 h 10 min and costs $270 - $1,100.

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The distance between San Francisco and Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) is 2698 km. The road distance is 3443 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to get from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO), including transfers.

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What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Manzanillo Airport (ZLO), Mexico?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and five other airlines fly from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) via El Monte, CA, Rosemead / Fern, El Monte Station - Lower Level, El Monte, Ca, El Centro, Ca, Mexicali, Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, and Cihuatlán in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Manzanillo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Manzanillo via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Manzanillo via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Francisco to Manzanillo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Manzanillo via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Manzanillo via Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to El Monte, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$72
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from El Monte, Ca to El Centro, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Anaheim, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Nuevo Vallarta
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$90 - $130
Bus from Tijuana Bus Terminal to Nuevo Vallarta
Ave. Duration
31 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$100 - $140
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cihuatlán
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
35 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Plus
$80 - $120
Platinum
$120 - $160
Ejecutivo
$140 - $200
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Colima
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$18 - $27
Full Fare
$16 - $23
Regular Price
$20
Internet Discount
$17
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $55
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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