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How to get from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Sayulita

Sayulita is a very popular beach destination loved by national and international tourists alike. Located on the sunny coastline of Nayarit in Mexico, this picturesque town is a paradise for beach lovers.

To get from Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita, you have two transfer options; taxi or bus. Taking a Puerto Vallarta airport taxi is the quickest transfer option as it takes just one hour and costs around €85 ($2,000 MXN). Taking a bus is much cheaper as a one-way ticket costs just €2 ($50 MXN) but it takes at least 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Sayulita.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €92 70min 24/7
Taxi €85 70min 24/7
Bus €4 90min 06:00–22:00

How to get from Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita by taxi

The quickest and only direct way to get from Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita is to take a Puerto Vallarta airport taxi. This way, your driver can drop you off directly at your accommodation in Sayulita in just 60 minutes.

Taxi fare from Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita

Unfortunately, the local taxi drivers at Puerto Vallarta airport don’t offer a set-rate fare for the journey to Sayulita. Instead, you will be charged using a taximeter based on the distance you travel. The average cost of this journey is €85 ($2,000 MXN) but can increase depending on the number of people travelling. It’s also possible to haggle with the local drivers to get a set-rate fare, but this can be difficult and often needs to be done in Spanish.

Cost

€85 ($2,000 MXN)

Trip Duration

60 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Puerto Vallarta airport.

Where do I get it from?

You will find the taxi rank located just outside of the arrivals hall at Puerto Vallarta airport’s arrivals hall. The long line of yellow taxis is easy to spot.

Convince

As taking a taxi from Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita is the only direct transfer option, it’s by far the most convenient. You won’t need to wait in the hot sun, walk with your luggage or overheat on crowded public transport. Instead, you can relax and enjoy an air-conditioned journey to your hotel in Sayulita.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a taxi from Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita is the more expensive version, you can try to haggle with your driver to get a cheaper fare. If you find a driver that can speak some English, I recommend trying this option.

Useful Tips

Make sure your driver resets the meter before you begin your journey.
If you feel confident or can speak some Spanish, you can barter the price of your journey and save money.
The cost of a taxi from Puerto Vallarta airport will increase after the first 3 passengers.

How to get from Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita by bus

There’s a very affordable public bus that runs from just outside Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita. The Compostela bus makes multiple stops along the way, so will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Sayulita. However, the ticket is extremely cheap at just €2 ($50 MXN) one-way.

How much is the bus from Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita?

A one-way ticket for the Compostela public bus from Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita costs €2 ($50 MXN). You can purchase this from the driver or the transport kiosk inside the airport in Mexican pesos.

Cost

€2 ($50 MXN)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 30 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 20 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Compostela public bus it available from 06:00 to 22:00.

Where do I get it from?

The bus to Sayulita isn’t located inside the airport, you will need to cross the highway to reach the bus stop. To do this, look to your left once you exit the arrivals hall and you will see a pedestrian bridge crossing the highway. Walk over the bridge and you will see the Compostela bus stop clearly marked in front of you.

Convenience

Although the Compostela public bus is a good option for those travelling on a budget, it’s a very slow transfer option. It will take at least 1 hour and 30 minutes to get from Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita and you will need to carry your bags across the highway in the hot sun to get to the bus stop. Once you’re in Sayulita, you may also need to find alternate transportation to get to your hotel.

Editor’s Note

Although the public bus is cheap and a great option for solo travellers, if you're carrying lots of luggage or are travelling with small children, we suggest taking a taxi for your safety and convenience.

Useful Tips

The public bus can get crowded, so be sure to arrive 15 minutes before the bus leaves to guarantee a seat.
You can purchase tickets from the bus driver but only using change in Mexican pesos.
There's not much luggage storage onboard the public bus so be sure to travel light.

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

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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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita?

There are two ways to get form Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita; taxi or public bus. Taking a Puerto Vallarta airport taxi is the only direct transfer option, it costs around €85 ($2,000 MXN) and takes 60 minutes. A good budget transfer option is to take the Compostela bus which takes 1 hour 30 minutes and costs just €2 ($50 MXN) one-way.

How much does a taxi cost from Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita?

The local drivers at Puerto Vallarta airport don’t offer a set-rate fare for the journey into Sayulita. They will charge you using a taximeter that calculates your fare based on the distance you travel. The average cost for this journey is €85 ($2,000 MXN), but this will increase if you travel with 4 or more people. To enjoy the peace of mind of a set-rate fare, we suggest booking your Puerto Vallarta airport taxi with Welcome Pickups.

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