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There are 10 ways to get from Ventura to Puerto Vallarta by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus to Los Angeles, fly

  1. Take the bus from Ventura, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)

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Train to Tijuana, fly

  1. Take the train from Ventura Amtrak to San Diego
  2. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)

Bus to Santa Barbara, fly

  1. Take the bus from Ventura, CA to Santa Barbara Airport
  2. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)

Train to Burbank, fly

  1. Take the train from Ventura - Downtown / Beach Amtrak Station to Burbank Airport - South
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Ventura - Downtown / Beach Amtrak Station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Tepic
  3. Take the bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta

Train, bus via Yuma

  1. Take the train from Ventura Amtrak to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to Yuma Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street
  4. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Santiago Ixcuintla
  5. Take the bus from Santiago Ixcuintla to Puerto Vallarta

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Ventura Station to Los Angeles Downtown
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Tepic
  3. Take the bus from Tepic to Bucerías

Train, bus via Van Nuys

  1. Take the train from Ventura Amtrak to Van Nuys
  2. Take the bus from San Fernando to Tepic
  3. Take the bus from Tepic to Bucerías

Bus via Oxnard

  1. Take the bus from Oxnard to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Tepic
  3. Take the bus from Tepic to Bucerías

Drive

  1. Drive from Ventura to Puerto Vallarta
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International entry into Mexico from United States

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United States
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Mexico from United States

  • There are no current restrictions
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Rules to follow in Mexico

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Mexico is currently allowed from United States.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Puerto Vallarta is 911.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Puerto Vallarta is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Puerto Vallarta is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 911.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United States from Mexico.

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Last updated: 22 Mar 2023
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The cheapest way to get from Ventura to Puerto Vallarta is to train and fly which costs $90 - $200 and takes 10h 47m.

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The fastest way to get from Ventura to Puerto Vallarta is to bus and fly. Taking this option will cost $170 - $300 and takes 7h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ventura station to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from Ventura Station and arriving at Puerto Vallarta via Cesar E Chavez / Vignes, Los Angeles Downtown, Tepic and Bucerias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 25m.

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The distance between Ventura and Puerto Vallarta is 2053 km. The road distance is 2579.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ventura to Puerto Vallarta without a car is to train and bus which takes 26h 2m and costs $270 - $440.

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It takes approximately 7h 2m to get from Ventura to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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Ventura to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Ventura Station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 47m.

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Ventura to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by Pacífico, arrive at Bucerías station.

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Puerto Vallarta is 1h ahead of Ventura. It is currently 3:26 PM in Ventura and 4:26 PM in Puerto Vallarta.

Map of how to get from Ventura to Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 2053 km
  • Duration: 7h 2m

What companies run services between Ventura, Ventura County, CA, USA and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Ventura to Puerto Vallarta via Cesar E Chavez / Vignes, Spring / 7th, Los Angeles Downtown, Tepic, and Bucerias in around 39h 25m.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1900 - $6500
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $4500
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Toluca
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $4500
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $4500
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $4500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3400 - $12000
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3400 - $12000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3700 - $14000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Puerto Vallarta via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4500 - $17000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$3600 - $13000
Flights from Burbank to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3600 - $13000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2500 - $13000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Puerto Vallarta via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$4500 - $12000
Flights from Burbank to Puerto Vallarta via San Jose
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$4400 - $11000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$3200 - $9000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Puerto Vallarta via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4400 - $16000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$3800 - $15000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Puerto Vallarta via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4900 - $17000
Aeroméxico
Website
aeromexico.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2700 - $9500
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2400 - $6500
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$3900 - $10000
Flights from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1000 - $3500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2700 - $9000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3400 - $12000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2700 - $9500
Flights from Burbank to Puerto Vallarta via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4500 - $14000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$1800 - $8000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$2400 - $12000
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Ventura - Downtown / Beach Amtrak Station to Burbank Airport - South
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$0 - $260
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$110 - $130
Student / Youth 6-18
$130 - $200
Train from Ventura - Downtown / Beach Amtrak Station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$0 - $300
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$120 - $160
Student / Youth 6-18
$160 - $230
Train from Ventura - Downtown / Beach Amtrak Station to Van Nuys station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$0 - $250
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$100 - $120
Student / Youth 6-18
$130 - $180
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ventura Amtrak to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$650 - $950
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/routes.html
Coach Seat
$650 - $950
Premium
$3800 - $5500
Flexi Coach Seat
$1100 - $1700
Business Seat
$1100 - $1600
Train from Ventura Amtrak to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$490 - $700
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/routes.html
Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Premium
$3400 - $4700
Flexi Coach Seat
$700 - $1100
Business Seat
$650 - $1000
Train from Los Angeles to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$750 - $1100
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/routes.html
Coach Seat
$750 - $1100
Premium
$3900 - $5500
Flexi Coach Seat
$1300 - $1900
Business Seat
$1300 - $1900
Train from Ventura Amtrak to Van Nuys
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$460 - $650
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/routes.html
Coach Seat
$460 - $650
Premium
$3300 - $4600
Flexi Coach Seat
$650 - $1000
Business Seat
$600 - $900
Bus operators
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Ventura, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1000 - $1300
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
one way non-prepaid
$1100 - $1300
One-way prepaid 48 hours advance
$1000 - $1200
Bus from Ventura, CA to Santa Barbara Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$850 - $1100
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
one way non-prepaid
$1000 - $1150
One-way prepaid 48 hours advance
$850 - $1000
Buses USA Tours
Phone
+1 (213) 368-1172 ; (502) 2232-3436
Email
info@boletosdebus.com
Website
busesusatours.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Tepic
Ave. Duration
19h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4800 - $7000
Schedules at
busesusatours.com
Pacífico
Phone
800 507 5500
Email
contacto@estrellablanca.com.mx
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$245
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Tepic to Bucerías
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$258
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
TAP
Phone
800 001 1827
Email
clientestap@tap.com.mx
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority
Phone
+1 928-783-2235
Website
ycipta.org
Bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$37
Website
Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority
Autobuses Tim Premier
Phone
+52 687 872 9871
Email
autobusestimpremier@gmail.com
Website
tim.miticket.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Santiago Ixcuintla
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1200
Schedules at
tim.miticket.mx
Nayar
Phone
800 507 5500
Email
contacto@estrellablanca.com.mx
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Santiago Ixcuintla to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$280 - $390
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Flixbus USA
Phone
+1 (855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Ventura Station to Los Angeles Downtown
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$260 - $900
Adult Advance Purchase
$160 - $230
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
+52 644 410 2444
Email
atencionaclientes@tufesa.com.mx
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Tepic
Ave. Duration
33h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2400 - $3800
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Fernando to Tepic
Ave. Duration
35h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2400 - $4600
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
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
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oxnard to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/
Economy
$250 - $360
Flexible
$550 - $800

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Yes, the driving distance between Ventura to Puerto Vallarta is 2580 km. It takes approximately 27h 40m to drive from Ventura to Puerto Vallarta.

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Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Delta and seven other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport.

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