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Flights to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) overview
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
Book in the Goldilocks Window
With price jumps 21, 14, and 7 days before departure, there’s definitely such a thing as booking a flight too late. If you book too early, you’re also likely to miss out on the best deals. That’s why we came up with the Goldilocks Window, that sweet spot 1-3 months out from a domestic flight or 2-8 months out from an international flight when you can usually find the cheapest tickets.
That said, price changes are slightly different for flights during the peak season. If you’re planning winter holiday travel, for example, you’ll want to book in June or July. For flights during the summer, book in December or January for the best rates.
Use the Greek Islands Trick
It can be discouraging to keep an eye on flights to a bucket list destination and notice that prices won’t budge, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your dream. This is what the Greek Islands trick was made for!
Here’s how it works. Let’s say you want to get to Puerto Vallarta, but flights are out of your price range. Look into flying to Mexico City instead, then getting an additional flight to Puerto Vallarta for around $60. The idea is to find the cheapest flight you can that gets you significantly closer to your destination, then book a regional flight with a low-cost carrier from there.
Search alternate departure airports
Sometimes a great deal is waiting just one airport away! If you live in LA or San Diego but flights from the nearest airports to Puerto Vallarta seem expensive, try looking at flights out of Tijuana instead. Or if you live near Milwaukee, check fares from Chicago airports, too. If you’re willing to drive to an airport that’s slightly more out of the way, you may be rewarded with lower fares.
Fly when it’s cheaper
With school vacations, lower workloads, and longer days, it’s so tempting to book a summer getaway. The problem is that everyone else thinks so too, and that means airlines aren’t afraid to charge more for flights. To find cheap fares, you’re better off looking during the shoulder or low seasons rather than times like June-August or around the winter holidays.
Of course, you can’t always avoid peak season travel, which is why there are still a couple of tricks for finding cheap flights during the busy times. Look for flights during the first two weeks of June or the last two of August, for example, or stick to flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays to avoid the price traps set for weekend travelers.
Set alerts for specific trips
Even if you’re an expert multi-tasker, staying on top of changing flight prices can be a nightmare. To save yourself some time and effort while still ensuring you find a great deal, consider setting up alerts or joining Going. That way, you’ll get emails when flight prices drop below a certain point, so you know when to book that trip you’ve been researching. Just try to set these alerts before the Goldilocks Window mentioned above to give yourself ample time for prices to go down.
Over 20 airlines operate out of Puerto Vallarta International Airport, with more than 60 flights each day to 50 nonstop destinations in three countries and 20 US states, so PVR can be your ticket to see the world.
Frequently asked questions about flying to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
What is the airport code for Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport?
The airport code for Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (Puerto Vallarta International Airport) is PVR.
When is high season in Puerto Vallarta?
December through April marks the high season in Puerto Vallarta, as travelers come for warm weather, whale watching, and spring break festivities. March is typically the most expensive month for flights to Puerto Vallarta, as it coincides with spring break.
When is the best time to visit Puerto Vallarta?
The best time to visit Puerto Vallarta depends on what you’re looking for. If you want to escape the winter and visit the city at its most lively, head there during the high season. If you’re led by low fares, August is your best bet. This is a great time to scuba dive in the area, as the water is warm and the visibility excellent. To experience Puerto Vallarta with the fewest tourists around, go any time from September through November. Just be aware that travel during Día de los Muertos (the first two days of November) may be expensive and hectic.
Does Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) have its own on-site hotel?
While there are no on-site hotels at PVR, there are plenty of places to stay nearby:
- One Puerto Vallarta Airport: Located just over a mile away from the airport, this comfortable hotel offers a free hot breakfast, room service, and a swimming pool starting at $67 a night.
- Container Inn Vallarta Hotel: This container hotel is located a 2-minute drive from the airport, making it a convenient accommodation for travelers. It offers free breakfast and comfortable beds from $59 a night.
- Holiday Inn & Suites Puerto Vallarta Marina & Golf: Amenities at this hotel include a swimming pool, fitness center, on-site restaurant, and spa. Rooms go from $90 a night.
What lounges are available at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)?
VIP Lounges are available in terminals 1 and 2, plus in the arrivals hall. Each is open from 10am until 11pm each day and available to Priority Pass members. Inside you’ll find refreshments and alcohol, a TV, newspapers, and plenty of comfortable seating.
What are the rules for traveling with pets to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)?
To bring a pet to Puerto Vallarta International Airport, you must ensure they are up-to-date on vaccinations and have the paperwork to prove it. You no longer need a health certificate but must take animals to be inspected for wounds and parasites upon arrival. Pets must be kept in their carriers at all times in the airport, and there is one animal relief area outside the airport on the left-hand side as you exit.
How far is Puerto Vallarta International Airport from Puerto Vallarta?
PVR is located just under 4 miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta, which takes around 20 minutes by car.
What are the transportation options for getting from Puerto Vallarta International Airport to Puerto Vallarta?
There are several options for getting from PVR to downtown Puerto Vallarta.
- By taxi or rideshare: A ride from PVR to downtown Puerto Vallarta costs anywhere from $10-$20, depending on when you travel.
- By public transportation: While there are no public transportation routes directly from the airport, the main bus station is accessible by foot, just across a pedestrian bridge outside. Bus line C27 goes from there to the city center and costs about 10 pesos, or a little over 50 cents USD.
How long is the flight to Puerto Vallarta?
The length of your flight to Puerto Vallarta depends on where you’re flying from. A regional flight—from Mexico City, let’s say—takes about an hour and a half, while flights from West Coast hubs like LAX or SEA take around 3-5 hours. Flying to Puerto Vallarta from the East Coast is longer at about 6 hours, while flights are only 3 hours from Texas.
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