Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Manzanillo

Puerto Vallarta is a very popular resort on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. It blends nicely the high end traveling with the activities in nature. Also, Old Town Vallarta is an excellent choice should you looking for an authentic Mexican town experience and want to escape the resort feel.

Manzanillo is located in the Colima state of Mexico and is a lovely beach destination. It is also known for the outdoor activities and the festivals filled with local flavor.

Quick summary

Although both cities are served by airports, there isn’t any airline offering a service between them. In fact, the only option is to go though Houston (Texas) and Mexico City , so flying isn’t an option at all when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Manzanillo.

So you are left with traveling by road. The cheapest option is the bus , which takes about 5 hours to get between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. The single fare starts at 265* pesos (about US$19)

Buses from Puerto Vallarta to Manzanillo

Primera Plus runs a daily bus between the two cities. It departs Puerto Vallarta at 7:45 a.m. 5 h 15 min to get to Manzanillo. The fare saver is 265 pesos (about US$19) and the standard fare is 294 pesos (about US$21).

On the way back, catch the bus from Manzanillo at 12:30 a.m. and there will be three stops along the way. You’ll be in Puerto Vallarta at 6 a.m. The same fares apply.

>>read more about Bus Travel in Mexico

Driving from Puerto Vallarta to Manzanillo

There are about 281 km between d Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo so you can easily rent a car and drive the distance in about 3h 40 min. Most of the road runs along the coastline, so you’ll be rewarded with spending views.

View Larger Map

Note:*at the time the article was published

Photo credit