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There are 6 ways to get from Tijuana to Nayarit by plane, tram, bus or car

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Fly Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta  •  4 h 22 min

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

$98 - $229

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Bus  •  20 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana Buenavista to Tepic 1385 Puebla-Ensenada / ...

$75 - $150

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Fly Tijuana to Tepic  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Tepic (TPQ) TIJ - TPQ

$125 - $278

Tram to San Diego, fly to Puerto Vallarta  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the tram from San Ysidro/Intl Border to America Plaza Station
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) SAN - PVR

$166 - $858

Fly Tijuana to Mazatlan, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Mazatlan (MZT) TIJ - MZT
  2. Take the bus from Mazatlan R. Urias to Acaponeta Central

Drive  •  23 h

  1. Drive from Tijuana to Tepic 1380.9 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tijuana to Nayarit is to bus which costs $1500 - $2800 and takes 20 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tijuana to Nayarit is to fly which costs $2400 - $5500 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tijuana Buenavista and arriving at Tepic. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h 56 min.

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The distance between Tijuana and Nayarit is 1662 km. The road distance is 2209.5 km.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Nayarit without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 56 min and costs $1500 - $2800.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Tijuana to Nayarit, including transfers.

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Tijuana to Nayarit bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Tijuana Buenavista station.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Nayarit is to fly which takes 4 h 22 min and costs $1800 - $4500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1500 - $2800 and takes 20 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Tijuana Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 44 min.

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Tijuana to Nayarit bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, arrive at Tepic station.

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Map of how to get from Tijuana to Nayarit.
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  • Distance: 1039 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

What companies run services between Tijuana, Mexico and Nayarit, Mexico?

Volaris and Interjet fly from Tijuana to Mezcales twice daily. Alternatively, ACN Autobuses operates a bus from Tijuana to Tepic 5 times a day. Tickets cost $89 and the journey takes 20 h 56 min. TAP also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 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
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Tijuana to Tepic
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Tijuana to Mazatlan
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, 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
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from San Ysidro/Intl Border to America Plaza Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Mazatlan R. Urias to Acaponeta Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Buenavista to Tepic
Ave. Duration
20 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$89
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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Nayarit is 1 h ahead of Tijuana. It is currently 12:42 AM in Tijuana and 1:42 AM in Nayarit.

Yes, the driving distance between Tijuana to Nayarit is 2209 km. It takes approximately 23 h to drive from Tijuana to Nayarit.

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Interjet and Volaris offer flights from Tijuana Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Tijuana Airport is to bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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