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Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel

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Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel

It's been ages since I've travelled in Mexico -- what is the best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel? What are the Mexican airlines of choice these days? We will fly in from EWR to Puerto Vallarta ...

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1. Re: Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel

The only airlines of any help are Mexicana or Aeromexico. Mexicana is cheap at 122 USD but goes via Mexico City and with a long layover takes over 7 hours. Aeromexico seems to be direct but is 279 USD.

Many people go by bus changing at Guadalajara or Leon or Querétaro. There may be a direct bus but I don't know of one.

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3. Re: Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel

Londinense is correct - Aeromexico is also via Mexico City (I didn't read the timetable properly!). It is slightly quicker at 5 hours but when you factor in the time you have to get to the airport and then from BJX to San Miguel you find that the bus may even be quicker.

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The best bus routing is on the deluxe ETN line, about 4 hours from PV to Guadalajara, where you change to a second bus, also ETN, to continue on to San Miguel, another 5 hours (with quick pit stops in Leon and Guanajuato, but you don't have to get off the bus). It's not worth it to fly!

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5. Re: Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel

Can you book your whole trip on ETN ahead of time? Or do you just show up and buy ticket the day you're leaving?

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6. Re: Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel

You can book ahead of time if you like either online or by phone (or at a ticket office).

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7. Re: Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel

Yes, booking on line is easy (Spanish only tho). But be sure to take note of your booking ref and/or NIT number. ETN no longer seem to be sending out a confirmation email for the bookings, but I have not had any problem with this when turning up pre departure.

Buses are rarely full, so booking pre departure shouldn't be a problem either.

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