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Puerto Vallarta Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Puerto Vallarta Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

A little hint, if you pick up a few of those nice Mexican blankets on the beach, take them in your carry on luggage and lay them on the floor. - Marlene

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small international airport with a good variety of both local and recognizable shopping and dining options
  • The airport provides free WiFi. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of June 2016, we have no reviews from travelers who have slept at this airport. Due to safety concerns, a few of our reviewers strongly caution against spending the night at this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to use one of the first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

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Puerto Vallarta Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Puerto Vallarta Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • One Puerto Vallarta Aeropuerto - (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Resort Puerto Vallarta - (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Comfort Inn Puerto Vallarta - (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Puerto Vallarta Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Puerto Vallarta Airport for 15 minutes.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available 24 hours a day. Machines are operated by BBVA (Bancomer), Banorte, HSBC and Scotiabank. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: in the Domestic Arrivals area.
  • Car Rentals - Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Europcar • Hertz • Thrifty • Sixt • U-Save.
  • Currency Exchange - Globo Cambio currency exchange service Hours: 7:00AM - 10:30PM. Three locations: Landside, Airside and Domestic Arrivals.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Dufry offers Duty Free shopping at 2 locations. Hours: 8:00AM - 11:00PM. In addition, a small variety of shops (10) are available both airside and landside, with most operating from 7:00AM - 10:00PM.
  • Food & Drinks - There are 10 restaurants/cafes available at the airport. Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules, with some open as early as 6:00AM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options.
  • Information Desk - Not available.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Tax Refund - Yvesam. Location: Terminal 1, Landside, Mezzanine area. Hours: 9:00AM – 9:00PM.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of February 2018, Puerto Vallarta airport is served by the following airlines: Interjet • Aeromexico • Aerocalafia • Magnicharters • Volaris • American Airlines • Air Canada • Alaska Airlines • Miami Air International • Canjet Airlines • Delta • Frontier Airlines • USA 3000 • Jazz Airlines • Sun Country Airlines • Sunwing • Air Transat • US Airways • Virgin America • Westjet.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Travel like the locals do! If your load is light and you’re on a tight budget, you can take a city bus from the airport for just a few pesos. There is a bus stop outside and to the left of the airport terminal, located underneath the pedestrian overpass. Take any of the buses marked “Zona Romantica” or “Centro”. If you need a bus to the main bus station, walk across the pedestrian overpass to reach the bus stop located on the opposite side.

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies offer service onsite: International Arrivals - Avis • Budget • Dollar • National • Thrifty. Domestic Arrivals - Alamo • Budget • Europcar • Fox • Hertz • U-Save.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.


Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. After clearing customs, ignore all of the timeshare touts and stop at the official taxi booth in the main atrium to pay for your ride. You will receive a ticket to give to your taxi driver before boarding the taxi.

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Last Updated: 02 March 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .