Transportation information for Puerto Vallarta is provided below. Travel information includes driving directions, maps, airport information and more.
Puerto Vallarta is well connected to North America's major airport hubs. The Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport services the Puerto Vallarta area and is located 4 miles (6.4 km) north of the city. There are 12 major airlines and countless charter companies that service the airport. The airport is fairly small but modern and offers all the regular conveniences. Car rentals and taxis are available at the airport for your convenience.
There are usually a few options for traveling to your destination while in Puerto Vallarta. Unless you are traveling to a distant destination such as a remote beach, buses and taxis are the easiest and best way to get around. Buses are available in most areas of Puerto Vallarta and have destination on the windshield to make sure you get on the correct bus. Taxis are plentiful in Puerto Vallarta and are usually clean and reliable. The rates for taxis are reasonable and usually fixed so be sure to verify the rate before getting into the taxi.
Map + Directions
Puerto Vallarta is accessible by modern highways from Guadalajara as well as many other major cities in Mexico. Because there is so much to see and do in Puerto Vallarta, car rentals are a popular mode of transportation. Car rentals can also simplify your trip to Puerto Vallarta.