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How to get to Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, or PV or simply Vallarta, is located on the Pacifc Coast of Mexico in a region known as Bahía de Banderas.

The most convenient route to Puerto Vallarta is by air to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), or simply Puerto Vallarta Airport, located about 19km (12mi) from the centre of Puerto Vallarta, around 14 minutes by shuttle bus and less by taxi.

Puerto Vallarta is a regular cruise stopover during the tourist season.


Flight times to Puerto Vallarta

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), Puerto Vallarta.

Within Mexico: Aeromexico, Interjet, Viva Aerobus and Volaris offer the most convenient daily flights to Puerto Vallarta.

Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta is 1 hr 25 min, direct flight


From United States: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer the most convenient daily flights to Puerto Vallarta.

Atlanta to Puerto Vallarta is 3 hrs 44 min, direct flight
Chicago to Puerto Vallarta is 4 hrs 31 min, direct flight
Dallas-Fort Worth to Puerto Vallarta is 2 hrs 28 min, direct flight
New York to Puerto Vallarta is 5 hrs 40 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta is 3 hrs 1 min, direct flight
San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta is 3 hrs 43 min, direct flight

Boston to Puerto Vallarta is 7 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Air Transat, WestJet and Sunwing Airlines offer the most convenient daily flights to Puerto Vallarta.

Toronto to Puerto Vallarta is 4 hrs 56 min, direct flight
Montreal to Puerto Vallarta is 6 hrs, direct flight
Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta is 4 hrs 50 min, direct flight


From Australia: Qantas, Virgin Australia, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Puerto Vallarta.

Adelaide to Puerto Vallarta is 21 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Puerto Vallarta is 18 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Puerto Vallarta is 19 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Puerto Vallarta is 19 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Puerto Vallarta is 25 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Puerto Vallarta.

Auckland to Puerto Vallarta is 17 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Puerto Vallarta.

Singapore to Puerto Vallarta is 20 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ


From United Kingdom: British Airways, Air Transat, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines offer the most convenient daily direct flights to Puerto Vallarta.

London to Puerto Vallarta is 13 hrs 59 min, connecting flightˆ
Manchester to Puerto Vallarta is 14 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: Air France, Aeromexico, United Airlines and American Airlines offer the most convenient direct flights to Puerto Vallarta.

Paris to Puerto Vallarta is 15 hr 5 min, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: United Airlines, Lufthansa and Condor Flugdienst offer the most convenient flights to Puerto Vallarta.

Berlin to Puerto Vallarta is 17 hrs 29 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Puerto Vallarta is 16 hrs 24 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to Puerto Vallarta is 14 hrs 14 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Puerto Vallarta is 17 hrs 14 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Puerto Vallarta is 15 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), or simply Puerto Vallarta Airport, is located about 19km (12mi) from the centre of Puerto Vallarta, around 14 minutes by shuttle bus and less by taxi.

Car hire and taxis are also available. When taking a taxi go to the 'official' taxi kiosk located in the main airport atrium after you pass through customs; it's best to ignore all taxi touts elsewhere. Hotels can provide transport for guests by prior arrangement.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. A visa is not required for a stay of up to 180 days.


Getting around

Apart from walking, taxis are local buses are plentiful and inexpensive. Car hire is available at the airport and in town.

Water taxis are a good way to spend a day at a choice of beaches that lie within the bay. Water taxis depart from the pier at Los Muertos Beach next to the Hotel Marsol at 10:30 and 11am daily to Yelapa, Las Animas and Quimix.

Puerto Vallarta Map


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Latest update: How to get to Puerto Vallarta: 16 October, 2019


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