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There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Oakland to Manzanillo  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Manzanillo (ZLO) OAK - ZLO

$340 - $1,211

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta, bus  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) SFO - PVR
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cihuatlán

$190 - $589

3 alternative options

Train, bus ACN Autobuses  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
  2. Take the bus from Fresno to Guadalajara Portales
  3. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Colima
  4. Take the bus from Colima to Manzanillo

$252 - $339

Train, bus TAP  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Yuma Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street 95
  4. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Nuevo Vallarta
  5. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cihuatlán

$226 - $474

Drive  •  36 h 7 min

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

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) is to train and bus which costs $250 - $340 and takes 2 days 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) is to fly which costs $340 - $1,300 and takes 8 h 7 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) is 1687 miles. The road distance is 2152 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 3 h and costs $250 - $340.

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It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to get from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Oakland Airport to Manzanillo Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 31 min and has one stopover.

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Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) is 2 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 2:09 PM in San Francisco and 4:09 PM in Manzanillo Airport (ZLO).

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) is 2152 miles. It takes approximately 36 h 7 min to drive from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO).

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Aeroméxico, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Oakland Airport to Manzanillo Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Manzanillo Airport (ZLO). Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO).
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  • Distance: 1686.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 7 min

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) once daily.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Oakland to Manzanillo via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Manzanillo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Oakland to Manzanillo via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Oakland to Manzanillo via Salt Lake City, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Oakland to Manzanillo via Salt Lake City, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station
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 to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cihuatlán
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ventas.primeraplus.com.mx
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Fresno to Guadalajara Portales
Ave. Duration
39 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Sur de Jalisco
Phone
01 800 622 22 22
Website
surdejalisco.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Colima
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
surdejalisco.com.mx
Autovías
Website
autovias.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Colima
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
autovias.com.mx
Bus from Colima to Manzanillo
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
autovias.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Colima to Manzanillo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$14 - $21
Full Fare
$9 - $14
YCAT
Phone
+1 928-783-2235
Website
ycipta.org
Bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ycipta.org
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Nuevo Vallarta
Ave. Duration
27 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$90 - $130

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