Puerto Vallarta Flights
Puerto Vallarta flights all arrive at the international airport (Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, IATA code PVR), which is located only about six miles north of the downtown area and right on the northern boundary of Marina Vallarta. It is so close to the metropolitan area that it’s actually possible to toss a ball from the Marina Vallarta Golf Course onto the runway. This means that you can get a cheap flight to Puerto Vallarta as well as save money on the airport shuttle, and that all the attractions of the region are easily accessible.
Puerto Vallarta Airport Map
Puerto Vallarta airfare is available from a variety of airlines that fly from many other destinations within Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The best cheap flight to Puerto Vallarta from Canada is apt to be a charter flight that only operates seasonally during the peak season and better winter weather. This is also true of some routes from the United States. Many of these charter flights, especially those from college cities in the United States, are booked by young people who come to enjoy the city’s celebrated nightlife during their spring break.
Other sources for a good cheap flight to Puerto Vallarta are vacation packages. These packages are excellent values, as the flight is usually heavily discounted and many other features are included. These features can include only basic hotel accommodations or include many more elaborate features such as hotels, a dining package of some sort, guided tours to various attractions. Sometimes, even car rentals are included so that you have the opportunity to explore some of the beautiful Riviera Nayarit north of Puerto Vallarta on your own during your visit.
Additionally, there are some seasonal (winter peak season) charter flights run by tour operators from the UK. Most of these flights are from Birmingham and London Gatwick Airport. Virtually all of these flights are filled with people who have booked vacation packages that include Puerto Vallarta airfare and other features—usually only the basic hotel accommodation and possibly meals.
From the United States, Puerto Vallarta flights fly from most major cities on the West Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland), from Texas (Dallas and Houston), the Midwest (Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit), and New York City. An large number of people look for the cheapest flight from OKC to Puerto Vallarta (OKC is the IATA code for Oklahoma City).
Some people looking for Puerto Vallarta flights may end up booking a flight to Guadalajara, which is located on a good highway 210 miles west of the city. Those who do this are probably enjoying their vacations primarily in Guadalajara, with a two or three day excursion to the coast. Along the way they can visit the town of Tequila to learn about production of Mexico’s national liquor and discover some of Jalisco’s historic colonial haciendas and estancias, like Hacienda El Carmen, which is located on the road between the two larger cities. Others who want to discover the countryside between the two cities en route will find there is a wider variety of schedules for Puerto Vallarta airfare by flying into the larger city of Guadalajara.