Overnight Bus From Zihua To Puerto Vallarta

by sartoken, Monday, November 26, 2018, 12:57 (16 days ago)

First time visitors to Zihua. Flying in to Zihua, and staying for two weeks before departing for Puerto Vallarta. Heard that there is a first class overnight bus to PVR. Just wondering if this would be a safe time to make the trip. Anyone having any info about which bus company would be the best to use? Any info regarding making this trip would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Overnight Bus From Zihua To Puerto Vallarta

by midalake @, Monday, November 26, 2018, 13:42 (16 days ago) @ sartoken

First time visitors to Zihua. Flying in to Zihua, and staying for two weeks before departing for Puerto Vallarta. Heard that there is a first class overnight bus to PVR. Just wondering if this would be a safe time to make the trip. Anyone having any info about which bus company would be the best to use? Any info regarding making this trip would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Don't like to travel at night. First class bus or anything else. Your mileage may vary.

D

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Overnight Bus From Zihua To Puerto Vallarta

by timixtapa ⌂ @, Ixtapa, México, Monday, November 26, 2018, 14:54 (16 days ago) @ midalake

Traveling by bus is very common in México and traveling by overnight bus is preferred by most travelers.
It is common nowadays that overnight buses will form convoys which are usually accompanied by Federal Highway Police units adding to the safety of buses and passengers alike.
I can report that I know of at least a half a dozen cases of travelers successfully traveling by overnight bus from Zihuatanejo to Puerto Vallarta without incident.
Bring your own pillows and warm socks.

--
Tim Sullivan
http://www.zihuatanejo.net/realestate.html

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Overnight Bus From Zihua To Puerto Vallarta

by Talley Ho @, Monday, November 26, 2018, 14:57 (16 days ago) @ sartoken

Check the archives. This topic comes up at least once a year.

Overnight Bus From Zihua To Puerto Vallarta

by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Monday, November 26, 2018, 15:18 (16 days ago) @ sartoken

If you have never traveled by FC bus before, they are comfortable with a lot of room. We have taken the bus twice from Morelia and sat on the left side- there were 2 seats on the left side and 3 on the right. It's best to get your tickets a couple of days before. In Morelia, where we were staying ordered the tickets for us and we paid them the cost.

Overnight Bus From Zihua To Puerto Vallarta

by NSan, Monday, November 26, 2018, 16:46 (16 days ago) @ Paulf

We took the bus from Zihua to PV a few years back and wouldn't do it again. We left at midnight (the only one available to go along the coastal route) and were stopped and boarded 9 times by Mexicans wearing balaclavas and carrying machetes and/or machine guns. They were looking for someone we think as each time they walked up and down the bus looking at everyone. We were asked for id by one set who looked at our driver's licenses and handed them back. We were the only gringos on the bus so did feel kind of obvious but to be fair, nothing happened to anyone. It was just a bit disconcerting in the middle of the night.... We have also driven from PV to Zihua in a rented car in the daytime and have had no issues.

Overnight Bus From Zihua To Puerto Vallarta

by HolyMole @, Monday, November 26, 2018, 18:29 (16 days ago) @ NSan

We've driven the coastal road both ways several times, and although it's certainly scenic by day, the prospect of being thrown around in a bus, at night, on that windy/curvy coast road doesn't sound very appealing, Are there no buses that take the cuotas whenever possible between Zihua and PV?

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Overnight Bus From Zihua To Puerto Vallarta

by Talley Ho @, Monday, November 26, 2018, 19:08 (16 days ago) @ HolyMole

We SO agree! We have driven it many many times, but at night? What's the point.

Checkpoints are a fact in this country. We have learned to relax, answer questions and consider it to be part of the adventure. Trust me, life is an adventure!!!

Overnight Bus From Zihua To Puerto Vallarta

by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Monday, November 26, 2018, 18:48 (16 days ago) @ sartoken

I have done this trip many times and when using first class it is a very comfortable and affordable trip to. I would recommend you go to the bus depot and look at the options as they vary from outfits to outfits in terms of the bus itself, the route they take and the amount of stops. Some will give you a bottle of water and a package meal when you board even. In all cases you will stop in some places for breaks and picking up people and that also gives you a chance to get something to eat. Most if not all these buses have small tv screens and the drivers will play some movies. In term of safety, it is better to do the trip daytime but unless you are carrying a lot of valuable items, I would not worry too much about the bus being stopped.

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Overnight Bus From Zihua To Puerto Vallarta

by Talley Ho @, Monday, November 26, 2018, 19:09 (16 days ago) @ cd69

:megusta: Absolutely!!!

Overnight Bus From Zihua To Puerto Vallarta

by sartoken, Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 13:34 (15 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Thank you to all of you that have posted suggestions, advice and information. I have one more question. Where is the main bus depot located, that I would go to, to find out the schedules and which companies do the trip to PVR?

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Overnight Bus From Zihua To Puerto Vallarta

by Roberto!, Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 17:08 (15 days ago) @ sartoken

Below is a link which may be of assistance.

https://www.busbud.com/en-ca/bus-company/omnibus-de-mexico?outbound_date=2018-12-05&adults=1&origin_geohash=9epu35&destination_geohash=...

I noted that Futura offered a service to PV leaving at 8:00 PM arriving in PV at 6:43 AM.

You can also Google Zihuatanejo to PV bus service.

The main bus station is located behind Soriana's or Mega or whatever they are now calling the old Comercial Mexicana.

The station isn't hard to find and just ask any taxi driver to take you there. On any of our previous bus trips to the interior, we always went to the station a day ahead of our departure to seek out the times, prices, etc and even buy our tickets and select our seats.

Roberto!

Overnight Bus From Zihua To Puerto Vallarta

by Sky Pilot, Thursday, November 29, 2018, 13:02 (13 days ago) @ sartoken

A friend and I were robbed on the overnight bus to Manzanillo in February 2016. The robbers were armed and kept the bus moving, while they robbed everyone from the back to the front of the bus. They stuffed 3 guys in each washroom, where they stayed for over an hour. No one was hurt.