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There are 5 ways to get from Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Zacatecas to Aguascalientes Tdn
  2. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Guadalajara
  3. Take the bus from Zapoan to La Peñita de Jaltemba
  4. Take a taxi from La Peñita de Jaltemba to Puerto Vallarta

$71 - $130

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Bus  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Zacatecas to Guadalajara Omnibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara (Terminal Tlaquepaque) to Bucerias Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta

$40 - $66

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Drive  •  7h 56m

  1. Drive from Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta 419.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Zacatecas  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Zacatecas (ZCL) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) ZCL - PVR

$180 - $712

Bus to Aguascalientes, fly  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Zacatecas to Aguascalientes
  2. Fly from Aguascalientes (AGU) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) AGU - PVR

$100 - $1,034

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The cheapest way to get from Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which costs $750 - $1300 and takes 11h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta is to bus and fly which costs $1900 - $20000 and takes 4h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta. However, there are services departing from Zacatecas and arriving at Autotransportes Medina via Guadalajara (Terminal Tlaquepaque) and Bucerías. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 20m.

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The distance between Zacatecas and Puerto Vallarta is 363 km. The road distance is 671.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 10h 5m and costs $1300 - $2500.

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It takes approximately 10h 5m to get from Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta, including transfers.

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Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by Omnibus de Mexico, depart from Zacatecas station.

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The best way to get from Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta is to bus which takes 11h 20m and costs $750 - $1300. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $3400 - $14000 and takes 5h 29m.

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There is no direct flight from Zacatecas Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 53m and has one stopover.

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Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta bus services, operated by Vallarta Plus, arrive at Bucerias station.

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Map of how to get from Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta.
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  • Distance: 227.2 miles
  • Duration: 10h 5m

What companies run services between Zacatecas, Mexico and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara, Guadalajara (Terminal Tlaquepaque), Bucerias, and Bucerías in around 11h 20m. Alternatively, Aeroméxico flies from Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
TAR Aerolineas
Website
tarmexico.com
Flights from Aguascalientes to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Zacatecas to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$15 - $22
Full Fare
$11 - $16
Regular Price
$13
Internet Discount
$11
Bus from Aguascalientes to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Book at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$19 - $28
Full Fare
$17 - $25
Regular Price
$22
Internet Discount
$19
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Zacatecas to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$14 - $21
Ejecutivo
$13 - $15
Bus from Zacatecas to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$22 - $35
Ejecutivo
$28 - $30
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Aguascalientes to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$11 - $17
Primera Select
$15 - $20
Bus from Zacatecas to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$16 - $24
Primera Select
$24 - $35
Vallarta Plus
Website
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Zapoan to La Peñita de Jaltemba
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
Book at
vallartaplus.com
Bus from Guadalajara (Terminal Tlaquepaque) to Bucerias
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
vallartaplus.com
Book at
vallartaplus.com
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Zacatecas to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Other operators
Taxi from La Peñita de Jaltemba to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Estimated price
$27 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta is 672 km. It takes approximately 7h 56m to drive from Zacatecas to Puerto Vallarta.

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Aeroméxico offers flights from Zacatecas Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport.

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There are 805+ hotels available in Puerto Vallarta. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zacatecas to Zacatecas Airport is to taxi which takes 18m and costs $180 - $220.

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