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Transportation and Travel in Sayulita by Taxi, Car Rental and Bus

Renting a car for Sayulita? Read this article first about local car rentals.

Transportation to and from Sayulita.

AIRLINES:Major airlines flying into Puerto Vallarta include: Aeromar, Aeroton, Aeromexico, Alaska, America West, American, Canada 3000, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Mexicana, Mexicana Aviacion, United, Sun Trips and WestJet. Our “Links Section” of the SayulitaLife website lists website for all major airline carriers that fly to the Puerto Vallarta airport.

Airline: Mexico Telephone No:
Aeromexico 322-224-2777 / 221-4030
America West 322-221-1333
Air Canada 01-800-719-2827
Alaska 322-221-1350
American 322-221-1799
Aeroton 322-221-1921
Aeromar 322-221-0815
Aviacsa 322-225-8744/46 / 01-800-006-2200
Continental 322- 221-1025
Delta 322-221-1032
Frontier 322-221-1426/35
Mexicana 322-225-8744/46
United 322- 221-3262/64


Taxis are available from the Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita. You can reserve your Sayulita transportation directly from one of the reliable taxi and transportation service companies in Sayulita who offer round-trip services to take you safely to your vacation rental in Sayulita and surrounding areas and take you back to the airport on time for your departure.


Need a Sayulita car rental? Read this article first about local car rentals. Click here. All major car rental agencies are represented at Puerto Vallarta’s airport and reservations may be made prior to arrival (recommended) through your travel agent or when booking on line (usually the best deal) and vehicles may of course be rented on arrival, providing availability.

  • In Sayulita, cars can be rented from National Car Rental on Av. Jose Mariscal behind the Oxxo convenience store.
  • In Bucerias (with airport pickup and drop off). --Gecko Car Rental: (From the U.S. 011-52)- 329-298-0339


If your Sayulita vacation rental is located in a hilly area or away from town, or if you have small children or elders in your group, you may wish to consider renting a golf cart for your stay. It may make some of those return trips up the hill or grocery shopping and errands easier. 

BUS(see schedule below)

The bus ride from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita costs $30 pesos, buses normally arrive every 20 minutes and the 24 mile journey takes approximately 1½ hours.

If you are going to catch the bus from the airport, cross over the highway using the pedestrian bridge. The bus line serving Sayulita is COMPOSTELA and their buses are usually white and green. Some newer Compostela buses have Riviera Nayarit logos that are green, red and white. Look for the name "Sayulita" written on the windshield of the bus. Note: Not all COMPOSTELA buses go to Sayulita.

Buses to Puerto Vallarta from Sayulita leave from the bus stop next to the Salud Clinic, located on the main road into Sayulita, there are seats available while you wait for the bus. Fares are: P.V. $30 pesos, Bucerias $10, MEGA $12. The bus stops at all the major shopping plazas in P.V. and terminates at “Gold’s Gym” just passed Plaza Genovesa (has Indian style copula) which is before the road splits for the city bypass & tunnel. Here you can transfer to a city bus to head further downtown. Buses within Puerto Vallarta have a set fare of $6 pesos.

Sayulita Bus Schedule:Compostela buses:

  • Sayulita - Pto Vallarta: 6 am to 9:40 pm every 20 min.
  • Pto Vallarta - Sayulita: 6 am to 9:40 pm every 20 min.
  • Sayulita - Lo de Marcos (passing by San Pancho): 6:30 am to 8:30 pm every hour
  • Lo de Marcos - Sayulita (passing by San Pancho): 7 am to 8 pm every hour.


Vallarta Plus

is a first class bus service operating between P.V. and Guadalajara which stops in Sayulita near the Salud clinic.


Guadalajara (Zapopan) - Sayulita 8:15 am one run every day, arrives at 11:10 am

Sayulita - Guadalajara ( Zapopan) 3 pm one run per day, arrives at 6:40 pm

ETN:etn.com.mx for English click here

Tepic - Nuevo Vallarta 5:45 am once a day, arrives at 9:45 am 285 pesos

Nuevo Vallarta - Tepic 3:50 pm once a day, arrives at 6 pm 285 pesos


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