There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Fly  •  8 h 28 min

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

$276 - $1,008

Cheapest option

Bus TAP  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Anaheim, CA
  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

$143 - $260

5 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Guadalajara
  3. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Colima
  4. Take the bus from Colima to Manzanillo

Bus TAP Royal International  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Tepic
  3. Take the bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta
  4. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cihuatlán

$282 - $352

Bus TAP Royal International #2  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Jose to Phoenix, AZ
  3. Take the bus from Phoenix West to Guadalajara
  4. Take the bus from Tlaquepaque to Cihuatlán

$270 - $391

Train, bus  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Guadalajara
  3. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Colima
  4. Take the bus from Colima to Manzanillo

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 bus which costs $140 - $260 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 costs $270 - $1,100 and takes 8 h 28 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 bus which takes 2 days 2 h and costs $140 - $260.

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It takes approximately 8 h 28 min to get from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO), including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) is to fly which takes 8 h 28 min and costs $270 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $260 and takes 2 days 2 h.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Manzanillo Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h and has one stopover.

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Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) is 2 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 4:03 PM in San Francisco and 6:03 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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Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Manzanillo Airport.

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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 28 min

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) 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) via Anaheim, CA, Anaheim, Ca, Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx, Tijuana Bus Terminal, 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 Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Manzanillo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Manzanillo via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Manzanillo via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Manzanillo via Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 58 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
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 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
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
Night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
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 San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana Bus Terminal to Nuevo Vallarta
Ave. Duration
31 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$100 - $150
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
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Colima to Manzanillo
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
36 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Tepic
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Bus from Phoenix West to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$186
Schedules at
taproyal.com
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Colima
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$19 - $28
Full Fare
$17 - $24
Regular Price
$21
Internet Discount
$19
Bus from Tlaquepaque to Cihuatlán
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$26 - $40
Full Fare
$28 - $40
Regular Price
$33
Internet Discount
$28
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$9 - $14
Primera Select
$11 - $16
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $120
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GotoBus
Plus
$40 - $60
Platinum
$60 - $80
Ejecutivo
$70 - $95

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There are 51+ hotels available in Manzanillo Airport (ZLO). Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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