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How to get from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Hotels

Puerto Vallarta is a popular resort town nestled on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Known for its beautiful beaches, year-round warm climate, delicious Mexican cuisine and friendly locals, Puerto Vallarta is the perfect holiday destination. There are two airport transportation options in Puerto Vallarta to get to the hotel zone; taxi or public bus. Taking a Puerto Vallarta airport taxi is the quickest transfer option as it takes just 10 minutes and costs €21 ($501 MXN). A more budget-friendly option is the C-22A, C-26A and C-36 buses which cost just €0.50 ($10 MXN) from Puerto Vallarta airport to the hotels. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Puerto Vallarta at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Bus €1 12min 05:00–22:40
Taxi €21 10min 24/7

How to get from Puerto Vallarta airport to Hotels by bus

There are three different public buses that run from Puerto Vallarta airport to the hotels: C-22A, C-26A and C-36. Although it's a slower transfer option, it's great for the budget-conscious as it costs just €0.50 ($10 MXN) one-way.

How much is the bus from Puerto Vallarta airport to the hotel zone?

The buses in Puerto Vallarta have a set cost to Zone 1, 2 or 3 of €0.50 ($10 MXN). You can purchase your tickets from the driver or from the airport transportation desk in Mexican pesos.

Cost

€0.50 ($10 MXN)

Trip Duration

12 Min.

There's a waiting time of 5 minutes for the C-22A, C-26A and C-36 buses.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The C-22A, C-26A and C-36 buses are available from 05:00 to 22:40.

Where do I find the airport transportation in Puerto Vallarta?

The public bus from Puerto Vallarta airport to the hotel zone can be found on the highway that heads south towards Puerto Vallarta downtown. Exit the airport, cross the road and head right, towards the Paseo de las Flores road bus stop.

Convenience

Although the public bus is a cheap airport transportation option in Puerto Vallarta, it's not the most comfortable. Not only will you have to walk and wait in the hot sun with your luggage, but once you arrive in the hotel zone, you will again need to walk to your hotel. The buses are also often extremely crowded and hot, so not ideal if you're travelling in a large group or have a lot of luggage.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling light, taking the bus is a great budget option. However, if you have many or large luggage items, you may wish to take a taxi as it will be much more convenient and comfortable.

Useful Tips

Not all Puerto Vallarta buses have air-conditioning, so be prepared for it to get quite hot.
There's not much luggage storage on the bus, so be sure to travel light.
You can take any of the three ZT1 buses (C-22A, C-26A or C-36) to the hotel zone.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Puerto vallarta . Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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How to get from Puerto Vallarta airport to Hotels by taxi

The quickest and most comfortable way to get from Puerto Vallarta airport to the hotels is by taking a Puerto Vallarta airport taxi. The travel time is just 10 minutes and the cost starts at €21 ($501 MXN).

Taxi fare from Puerto Vallarta airport to the Hotel Zone

All of the local taxis at Puerto Vallarta airport are Federal licensed and have a set-rate fare based on the zone you're travelling to. The cost of a taxi from Puerto Vallarta airport to the hotels is €21 ($501 MXN) for up to three people. The price then increases in stages depending on the number of passengers travelling.

Convenience

Taking a taxi as your airport transportation from Puerto Vallarta airport to the hotels is the quickest, most comfortable and convenient option. You won't need to walk to the bus stop or to your hotel at the other end, as taxis offer a door-to-door service. You can also enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned ride, perfect for the hot Mexican summer months.

Editor’s Note

Although there are cheaper public transfer options, if you're travelling in a group or with lots of luggage, the convenience and comfort of taking a taxi to your hotel door outweighs the cost.

Useful Tips

Taxi rates at Puerto Vallarta airport are fixed based on Zones, make sure your driver knows you're heading to Zone 1.
Rates for a Puerto Vallarta airport taxi increase depending on the number of people travelling.
Not all taxi drivers speak English, so be sure to write down the address of your hotel to avoid any mistakes.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Puerto Vallarta airport to my hotel?

There are two different transfer options when it comes to travelling from Puerto Vallarta airport to the hotels; taxi or bus. Taking a taxi is the most comfortable option, it costs €21 ($501 MXN) for up to 3 people and takes 10 minutes. Taking the public C-22A, C-26A or C-36 bus is a great budget option as it takes 12 minutes to reach the hotel zone and costs just €0.50 ($10 MXN).

How do I get to Puerto Vallarta from the airport?

The local taxi drivers at Puerto Vallarta airport offer a set-rate fare depending on the zone you are travelling to and the number of people travelling. The cost of the journey from Puerto Vallarta airport to the hotels is €21 ($501 MXN) for up to 3 people. If you’d prefer a set-rate fare for up to 4 people and the world-class service of a private company, we suggest booking your Puerto Vallarta airport taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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