If you want to go to Puerto Vallarta from Guadalajara, you should know that there are different roads that can take you there, so you can do it from 4 to 6 hours, depending on the route you take.
Nothing like taking a weekend getaway to the paradisiacal beaches of Puerto Vallarta and discovering the wonders that exist in this municipality of Jalisco. If you travel from Guadalajara, the distance time is not that long, so on the way you can enjoy a quiet ride through different natural attractions, views of impressive mountains.
Puerto Vallarta has become one of the best tourist destinations in Mexico for nationals and internationals, as its beaches, its boardwalk, its nightlife and its hidden natural spaces make this destination a must in Mexico. Best of all, it is one of the most accessible beach destinations for all budgets.
How long is it from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta by car?
Currently going from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta is quite simple because there are three routes to get there. Two of them include paying tolls, while the other is the free road. As for the transfer time that you do, it will depend on the route you decide, the speed at which you drive and the traffic that there is at the exit and entrance of Guadalajara.
Normally making a trip from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta takes 4 and a half or 5 hours; but many times, if there is a lot of traffic at the entrance to the city, it can last up to 6, especially if you travel by bus. The latter usually happens when traveling in high season, such as Easter or summer holidays, but if you travel on a quiet weekend, you will surely do 4 hours.
The traditional highway to go to Puerto Vallarta is the Guadalajara-Tepic highway or highway 150D. This route takes approximately five hours from the city and the cost of the trip is $669 pesos for the one-way trip. In case you want to reduce your transfer time, there is another route.
If you want to save 40 minutes on the road, you can take the road to Compostela, along Federal Highway 200, after Las Varas there is a deviation. When you reach the Capomo-La Florida route, you will connect with the new highway. This road will allow you to make the trip faster, but you will go through 6 booths that together add up to $1094 pesos. As you can see, it is a more expensive option but much faster.
Source: Soy Nomada