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getting from merida (yucatan) to puerto vallarta, mexico?

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1. Posted by hellosweet (Budding Member 26 posts) 7y

Hey all,

I'm flying to Cancun in August and heading down to Merida to volunteer. I want to go to Puerto Vallarta to volunteer as well and I'm wondering if anyone knows if there is a cheap way of getting there? Is flying the only option? It looks like a pretty big distance..

Cheers guys

[ Edit: Edited on 23-Apr-2009, at 00:42 by hellosweet ]

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 7y

It's about 1200 miles as the crow flies.

If you wanted to bus it, expect it to take a couple days. 10 hours from Merida to Mexico City, and 20 hours from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta. Check out this topic: on tripadvisor.

If you wanted to try flying, check out this list of budget airlines in Mexico: Mexican cheaper airlines.

Enjoy the trip.

Greg

3. Posted by taki (Full Member 132 posts) 7y

The cheapest way is getting to Cancun, andfrom there try VOLARIS, CLICK for best rates

also

MAGNICHARTERS, or VIAJES LIBERACION

IT ALL DEPENDS on the date you want to fly avoid weekends

the prices are reduced for even up to 50,70USD

good luck

4. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting hellosweet

Hey all,

I'm flying to Cancun in August and heading down to Merida to volunteer. I want to go to Puerto Vallarta to volunteer as well and I'm wondering if anyone knows if there is a cheap way of getting there? Is flying the only option? It looks like a pretty big distance..

Cheers guys

You can fly Cancun to Mazatlan with Mexicana airlines for $US188. See Mexicana Airways

This link will open Google Maps. Click the link to Mazatlan SIN Mexico in the menu on the left so that you can see where it lies in relation to Puerto Vallarta: Google Maps - Mazatlan The latter is south of there down the coast about 500km.

There's no airport at Mérida unfortunately. The main airport at Puerto Vallarta is Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, but there are no flights from there to Cancun, so there isn't much choice I'm afraid.

Hope this helps.