Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport (Code name: PVR – Official name: Aeropuerto Internacional Gustavo Díaz Ordaz), started its operations on November 11, 1954, it provides air connection for a large part of the state of Jalisco, it serves tourists that visit Puerto Vallarta but is also the closest airport for towns north like Sayulita, Lo De Marcos, San Pancho, Punta de Mita, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Bucerias, Nuevo Vallarta and to the south for smaller towns and coastal resorts of the Cabo Corrientes and Costa Alegre area.
This makes the PVR Airport one of the busiest in Mexico, and handles a heavy load of tourists for this part of the Pacific Ocean side of Mexico. In addition to domestic Mexican flights, it receives flights from regular international and seasonal destinations in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Official Website: aeropuertosgap.com.mx
Number of terminals – 2 – Open 24 hours.
Annual passenger traffic: 4.76 million passengers went through it during 2018.
Phone numbers: +52 (322) 221-1298 & +52 (322) 221-1325
The PV Airport is located 4.5 miles north of downtown Puerto Vallarta.
The airport has currency exchange offices (7:00 am to 11:00 pm), ATMs and free Wi-Fi access. VIP Lounge is located in Terminal A, between the food court and the corridor to the international and national boarding area (security control & luggage checkpoint). It opens from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. offers air conditioning, newspapers and magazines, telephones, Wi-Fi, TV, snacks, beverages (access with Priority Pass membership, Lounge Club or Diners Club, by online reservation or paying at the door).
Food options include restaurants, fast food outlets, cafeterias and bars before and after security control. Duty-free shops are located inside Terminal A and B in the boarding areas. There are also stores offering clothes, souvenirs, jewelry, accessories, newspapers and tobacco.
Bus – Public service passes through the airport along the highway every 30 minutes and goes to the downtown area, Marina Vallarta, Playa de los Muertos, Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias and south to Mismaloya and Boca de Tomatlan. There are also private buses to the cities of Manzanillo, Mazatlan and Guadalajara. The local bus station is not far from the airport.
Taxis – There is are two counters offering price regulated tickets for the airport taxis, they offer 24 hour service, they are located just outside the arrival hall in the airport’s main lobby hall. The price will vary according to the destination area and the type of service you are purchasing (individual or shared). It takes around 15 minutes to get to the Puerto Vallarta downtown area.
The parking lot is in front of the terminal building, after the bus area. Offers a 24 hour service and has outdoor spaces, some covered places and a pre-payment system at ATMs within the terminal.
There are elevators, tactile bands, escalators, ramps, telephones and adapted bathrooms. The parking has reserved spaces near the terminal. If you require special assistance, inform your airline about your needs in advance.
There are car rental counters in the Arrivals Hall.
Alamo (Tel +52 322 221 1228 – 7:30 a.m. to 0:00 a.m.)
Avis (Tel +52 322 221 0783 – 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.)
Budget (Tel +52 322 221 1210 – 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.)
Dollar (Tel +52 322 221 1985 – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
Europcar (Tel +52 322 209 0921 – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
Fox (Tel +52 334 170 8243 – 24 hours)
Hertz (Tel +52 800 709 5000 – 24 hours)
National (Tel +52 322 221 1226 – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
Thrifty (Tel +52 322 209 1005 – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)