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Puerto Vallarta & PVR Airport Taxi, Limo, Shuttle, Transfer

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Puerto Vallarta International Airport
(Aeropuerto Internacional de Puerto Vallarta Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz)


location: PVR Airport is located about 7 km from the city center.

ATMs: Walk straight out of customs and then turn right before you get to the terminal front door (stay inside the building); walk about 50 feet and the ATMs will be on your right.

taxis: As you go towards the terminal exit doors, you will see off to the far left a taxi ticket counter where you can buy a ticket for your taxi ride to your hotel. Tell them which hotel you are going to. Fares are based on a zone system. Note: Fares from the airport are approximately double (due to fees the taxis must pay) what you will pay going to the airport.

airport information: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_f...rport_info.php


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Old Jan 9, 17, 2:20 pm
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The airport taxi mafia at PVR is particularly bad. A couple of years ago, they were charging $10 to go to hotels in the Marina, which is essentially walking distance (maybe 1 KM tops) if you don't have luggage to carry. Now that gas prices are rising by the removal of govt. price controls, who knows how bad that gouge is.
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Old Jan 12, 17, 8:31 pm
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This is pretty close to what you will pay. http://visit-vallarta.com/essentials...rt-taxi-rates/ The Peso is falling, and Mexico just raised gas prices, so I'd expect up to pay 20 percent more than this.

Here are the steps I'd do

1) DO NOT CHANGE MONEY at the booth in the baggage claim. The rate is laughably bad.

2) Once outside customs, walk past all the touts and booths...and go to the ATM's (to get to them, simply walk straight out of customs and then turn right before you get to the front door (stay inside the building), then walk about 50 feet and they will be on your right. The BBVA Machine takes US cards. When entering an amount, Do an odd number, such as 2900 Pesos or 3900 Pesos, so that you will get smaller bills.

3) Armed with your Pesos, return to the door you left when you exited customs. Go to a Transport Taxi booth. Ask them the rate in PESOS. Tell them where you're going and ask the rate. If you think you're being overchaged, politely ask "what zone is this for" and the zone map. You probably won't have to. Pay the nice lady and collect your voucher. Walk outside the terminal and there will be an attendant who will get you in your cab. Its a bit chaotic, but then again, it is Mexico.

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A word of warning though. While getting a cab at PVR can be a bit disorientating for someone not familiar with the airport...getting a cab from the airport is NOT your biggest concern.....Getting a cab TO the airport can be a problem, especially at 11am, when everyone all at once decides to return to the airport. This might only be an issue with high season. Give yourself a little more time to get a cab on the way back. Sometimes its not a problem and you get there early.

Also, remember that you WILL end up paying over the odds at some point for something. It sucks but don't get wrapped up in it. Remember, fighting over 20 pesos (less than a dollar) really isnt worth the aggavation.

There is currently construction in the arrivals area of PVR airport, so the locations might change, but I was there 10 days ago...

Buen viaje.
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Can anyone provide an update about PVR, which I've read is under renovation? Will be our first trip there next week and I am mildly worried the chaos will be difficult (traveling with the kids). I'd planned to take a taxi and am a confident traveler, but if it's really crowded and difficult then I'd consider a prearranged airport transfer. But then again I'd like to keep costs down so as to have more money for activities.

How bad is the airport right now? And any advice on transfer or taxi? Will have 5 pax.
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Originally Posted by Stgermainparis View Post
Can anyone provide an update about PVR, which I've read is under renovation? Will be our first trip there next week and I am mildly worried the chaos will be difficult (traveling with the kids). I'd planned to take a taxi and am a confident traveler, but if it's really crowded and difficult then I'd consider a prearranged airport transfer. But then again I'd like to keep costs down so as to have more money for activities.

How bad is the airport right now? And any advice on transfer or taxi? Will have 5 pax.
I was there about a month ago, and really didn't notice anything different from usual. See the above advice about taxis. Ignore the people lined up as you exit into the main lobby and go to the taxi booth. You can book either private cabs or shared vans. They'll likely happily take dollars, but you'll get a bad exchange rate. No biggy for just one cab ride. Take some $1s, $5s, $10s with you.

If you hail a cab, set a price with the driver before you get in. They're all fine.

Have a great trip! PVR is one of my favorite places, so let me know if you have any other questions.

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ETA: here's a TripAdvisor article that explains things in a little more detail. The taxi booths will give you a reasonable rate.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g...And.Fares.html

When you head back to the airport, have your hotel hail a cab and ask the hotel what the going rate is. Agree upon a price with the driver before getting in.

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Old Mar 4, 17, 7:47 pm
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I know that Uber is not an option in PV. We are going back for a second time, and one thing that I remember is that the taxis for getting around town were just not very nice, and sometimes really not nice.

Does anyone know of any other type of on demand transportation options that are a step up from the regular taxis? Something along the lines of Uber black car that is app based?
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Old Mar 5, 17, 10:30 am
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As you exit the "Shark Tank" into the arrivals terminal you will see a taxi booth - The prices are straightforward as all the rates are posted in both pesos and dollars. The federal taxis are the only ones allowed to pick up passengers at the airport

If you want to save a few pesos, go outside and walk across the pedestrian bridge and catch one of the yellow cabs, prices are generally 1/3 less than those of the fereral taxix at the airport

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Originally Posted by delta9 View Post
As you exit the "Shark Tank" into the arrivals terminal you will see a taxi booth - The prices are straightforward as all the rates are posted in both pesos and dollars. The federal taxis are the only ones allowed to pick up passengers at the airport

If you want to save a few pesos, go outside and walk across the pedestrian bridge and catch one of the yellow cabs, prices are generally 1/3 less than those of the fereral taxix at the airport

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Gracias for posting that!
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taxi fares, airport to Zone 1

Not sure which source is the most current, but the taxi fare from the airport to the Hotel Zone (Zone 1)
would be either 195 pesos ($10.34 USD), 215 pesos ($11.40 USD), or 257 pesos ($13.63 USD).

http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_f...taxi_rates.php

http://visit-vallarta.com/essentials...rt-taxi-rates/

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/27993800-post21.html
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Originally Posted by muji View Post
Not sure which source is the most current, but the taxi fare from the airport to the Hotel Zone (Zone 1)
would be either 195 pesos ($10.34 USD), 215 pesos ($11.40 USD), or 257 pesos ($13.63 USD).

http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_f...taxi_rates.php

http://visit-vallarta.com/essentials...rt-taxi-rates/

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/27993800-post21.html
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And a tip of the sombrero to you, as well.
Wow ! I feel like doing a Mexican hat dance now.:-:

By the way, just now I got a reply from my Zone 1 hotel. In addition to prices they quote for their staff picking me up ($40 each way airport to hotel; not interested in that) they claim that the regular taxi from the airport would be $38USD (they gave a USD price for some reason - and it's about three times what I think it should be) and the return to the airport 100 pesos (which sounds about right).
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Originally Posted by muji View Post
Not sure which source is the most current, but the taxi fare from the airport to the Hotel Zone (Zone 1) would be either 195 pesos ($10.34 USD), 215 pesos ($11.40 USD), or 257 pesos ($13.63 USD).
Just got back from P. Vallarta.

Airport to Hotel Zone 1 was 260 pesos. The return was 160 pesos.
I discovered that there are 3 authorized taxi companies.
They share a counter at the far, left end of the airport lobby as you come out of immigration/customs.

The ladies working the counter compete for customers by waving and calling out to you. You simply choose the one you like best, and buy your ticket (which you will hand to the taxi attendant out at the curb) from her.
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Is it possible to walk between arrivals at Hall A and Hall B? I am arriving on a domestic flight and meeting other flyers arriving on an international flight at the same time and clearing customs/immigration.
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There is a new arrival hall which came into use after February 2017 and before my last arrival on May 1. Nicer with easier to find restrooms after those long flights. Almost all the advice above still holds. The taxi counter is easier to see, just outside the shark tank. You exit the airport twelfth a bit further away from the road and the bus stop.
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If you want to save a few pesos, go outside and walk across the pedestrian bridge and catch one of the yellow cabs, prices are generally 1/3 less than those of the fereral taxix at the airport
This right here, when you go through the mob go across the highway via the pedestrian walkway to the other side, and there will be a line of yellow taxis waiting, there is a guy with a clipboard, who will ask where you are going and direct you to taxi. The cost to go from the airport to old city (Zona Romantica) should be no more than 200 pesos, or about 10$ depending on the exchange rate.
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Originally Posted by safari ari View Post
This right here, when you go through the mob go across the highway via the pedestrian walkway to the other side, and there will be a line of yellow taxis waiting, there is a guy with a clipboard, who will ask where you are going and direct you to taxi. The cost to go from the airport to old city (Zona Romantica) should be no more than 200 pesos, or about 10$ depending on the exchange rate.
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