You can flag a bus like you flag a taxi

For as little at 10 pesos or about .50 cents per ride, the bus is the most economical way to get around PV. Since there are no printed bus routes or fare information for tourists, it can feel a bit, well, daunting. If you’re up for a little adventure and don’t mind the occasional interesting passenger – a musician or some chickens – then you should most definitely take the bus.

The buses are driver owned, so the pick-ups and drop offs are quick. The more passengers they carry, the more money they make. You can take the bus just about anywhere in the PV vicinity – from Sayulita to Boca de Tomalton and beyond.

Here are a few helpful things to know when you’re ready to RIDE:

-Fare within PV is 10 pesos, fares are a bit more when traveling outside the city

-Do your best to have exact change

-Fares are one way and have a one-time use (no transfers)

-Confirm your destination with the driver upon boarding

-You can flag a bus like you flag a taxi

-If you wish to get off the bus between stops, press the ‘timbre’ button (usually on the upper hand rail) about one block prior to requesting the stop

-All bus routes are marked in the window

-All bus routes that travel through PV begin and end at Lazaro Cardenas Park in colonia Emiliano Zapata ( the Romantica Zone neighborhood)

-Some of the newer buses (white) have AC but most buses do not

-At the bottom of the window, you’ll see ‘Centro’ or ‘Tunnel’.  Centro passes through downtown near the Malecon, Tunnel takes the overpass, a much less scenic ride but gets you there faster

-Blue buses stay on the main thruway (towards the airport) and stop at the Marina and Walmart/Sam’s Club

If you want more information about cost and various routes/pick up locations, check out www.visit-vallarta.comor www.rutasvallarta.com.

What has been your most interesting BUS experience?

If you want more information about cost and various routes/pick up locations, check out www.visit-vallarta.comor www.rutasvallarta.com.

Here are a few helpful things to know when you’re ready to RIDE:

  • Fare within PV is 10 pesos, fares are a bit more when traveling outside the city

  • Do your best to have exact change

  • Fares are one way and have a one-time use (no transfers)

  • Confirm your destination with the driver upon boarding

  • You can flag a bus like you flag a taxi

  • If you wish to get off the bus between stops, press the ‘timbre’ button (usually on the upper hand rail) about one block prior to requesting the stop

  • All bus routes are marked in the window

  • All bus routes that travel through PV begin and end at Lazaro Cardenas Park in colonia Emiliano Zapata ( the Romantica Zone neighborhood)

  • Some of the newer buses (white) have AC but most buses do not

  • At the bottom of the window, you’ll see ‘Centro’ or ‘Tunnel’.  Centro passes through downtown near the Malecon, Tunnel takes the overpass, a much less scenic ride but gets you there faster

  • Blue buses stay on the main thruway (towards the airport) and stop at the Marina and Walmart/Sam’s Club

If you want more information about cost and various routes/pick up locations, check out rutasvallarta.com.

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