Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Alaska Airlines, Korean Air and EL AL have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta. Confirm policies on booking site.
Most visitors from Los Angeles can enter Puerto Vallarta without restrictions.
Read more about travel restrictions for Puerto Vallarta
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering Puerto Vallarta.
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Puerto Vallarta.
Health Declaration Form
Completed form should be presented upon arrival
Masks: Required in public spaces.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 06m, covering a distance of 1219 miles.
There are 123 (nonstop) flights between Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta per week, averaging 17 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($63) and VivaAerobus ($87), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($156) and Multiple Airlines ($188).
Korean Air (3 times daily), Alaska Airlines (3 times daily), United Airlines (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Puerto Vallarta back to Los Angeles , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Los Angeles you will be using Los Angeles, often referred to as Los Angeles Airport. You will be landing at Puerto Vallarta Ordaz, also known as Puerto Vallarta Airport.
Although there is a public bus going from the airport to the city, it is not highly recommended to take it, as bulky luggage is not permitted on the bus and it is not air-conditioned. Unless you have a pre-arranged airport transfer from your hotel or company, taking a taxi is the most convenient option. Government taxis wait outside the terminal building, and tickets to your destination can be bought in the taxi booth in the arrivals area (after the "shark pit"). The price for a ride into the city will be approximately 150-200 MXN (8-11 USD).
Puerto Vallarta airport does not feature an onsite hotel, but there are a few options in close proximity. The Holiday Inn Express Puerto Vallarta is only a 3m taxi ride away and offers complimentary breakfast as well as a pool. Equally close is the 3-star hotel One Puerto Vallarta Aeropuerto, which, among many other perks, features a business center.
Park your car at Los Angeles airport to avoid the hassle of public transport. The airport has an Economy Lot (E), which is perfect for long-term parking with a rate of approximately 12 USD per day. To reach the airport from the lot, you can take the complimentary shuttle buses that depart every 15m.
Do you have plenty of time before your flight from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta and want to check out another terminal? With the courtesy LAX shuttle buses operating between the terminals, you can easily change terminals upon arriving at Los Angeles airport. The shuttle bus stops have a blue sign and can be found on the lower level of each terminal. They operate 24/7 and depart every 10m.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Clean and friendly staff"
Cons: "All great"
Pros: "The crew and seat was fine"
Cons: "No internet no tv monitors food was all out of stock check in lady was RUDE"
Cons: "2:30 min delay"
Cons: "Pilots were 50 mins late"
Pros: "Blue, dim lights"
Cons: "In checking in the staff was no helpful"
Pros: "Fast boarding process"
Cons: "When we landed we sat on the tarmac for over 30 minutes when they said 10 minutes."
Pros: "Individual tv, seat comfort"
Cons: "I missed the connection for a delay in Qantas for Melbourne."
Pros: "Everything was comfortable"
Cons: "Carry on storage was limited but the staff was accommodating"
Cons: "No food, just snacks."
Pros: "Flying home"
Cons: "Drunk passengers"
Cons: "no complaints"
Pros: "Love the airline."
Cons: "My chair wouldn't move back. Chair was broken"
Cons: "I was sitting next to Lady. she spilled coffee on her self by accident. it was burning her skin but the lady didn’t help she just gave her some paper towel and she left. All she did was roll her eyes around and didn’t give her another extra coffee"
Pros: "Alaska is great"
Cons: "Internet cuts off after crossing border. Need to get a Mexican Internet deal"
Pros: "Friendly stewardesses."
Cons: "Non-existent boarding gafte at LAX (tiny!)"
Cons: "We arrived at the airport 5 minutes (NO more than that) after the one hour check in time to fly international going to Mexico. We were told we had to wait in line to speak with someone to print a boarding pass. There was an extremely long line with only two employees helping. We then asked if we could get our money back being that if someone has specially helped us with our case only being 5 minutes late to check in, but they declined. We had to book an entirely different flight and still have not gotten our money back. It was very stressful and unprofessional and had someone actually helped us, we would’ve arrived at our destination at the proper time we worked so hard for. I know my boyfriend and I weren’t the only people with his problem because two other families ran into the exact same avoidable problem. It felt very unprofessional. It ruined a familys vacation and caused the poor children to cry because of the lack of accommodation. We would love our money back but not sure you guys will even do so. Very disappointing."
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "It was basic .. nothing special"
Cons: "We weren't able to sit together."
Pros: "Easy checking in and boarding , it was an easy flight in."
Cons: "That my plane was let on boarding and it was delayed by 1."
Pros: "Crew was very Nice. Perfect, smooth landing"
Cons: "Seats were too cramped. Too much anxiety, couldn’t manage on a longer flight"
Pros: "It was only for a few hours, but we were offered refreshments a few times throughout the trip. Our seats were not too narrow and squished. The process was fast. The plane left on time and landed on time, safely."
Cons: "Crying babies."
Pros: "- quick boarding - quick off-boarding - friendly staff - smooth flight"
Cons: "- wifi wasn't available for most of flight due to area coverage - babies crying but out of the airlines' control - food options were minimal but not a deal breaker"
Pros: "Great staff!"
Cons: "Difficulty accessing seating. By the time we were able to access the chart all 4 of us had seat assignments all over the plane. We had to upgrade to sit together. And we made our reservations back in January!"
Cons: "no music. no wi-fi. nothing to enhance the experience. check out jet blue."
Cons: "Kosher snacks"
Pros: "The crew was really nice and the flight was overall relaxing. We didn't feel anything."
Cons: "Our flight left an hour and 10 min later. We weren't notified it was delayed until we boarded the airplane that we had to wait a few minutes because of saturation of flight because holidays. We have to pay for luggage. Overall Alaska Airlines was not organized."
Pros: "Alaska has always treated us well. I would recommend them anytime."
Pros: "My trip going to California and coming back home was so nice. I had no problems, everyone were eager to help. I felt so comfortable. The plane was clean. I would travel with Kayak (Alaska airlines ) again."
Cons: "I have no complaints."
Pros: "Roomy seat, expensive change fee"
Cons: "Bad smell on plane"
Pros: "The upgrade to 1st class was nice."
Pros: "The stuffs were very entertaining and the plane roomy."
Pros: "Power connection"
Cons: "seat was not comfortable. Back and legs ached."
Cons: "US Customs was very rude."
Pros: "Out stewardess was amazing!!"
Pros: "Comfortable seating"
Pros: "They were attentive as usual."
Pros: "No worries. Pleasant staff."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Over all Alaskan airlines does a great job."
Cons: "The boarding process was very sloppy. The boarding person made very little to no announcements regarding boarding procedures. He then made everyone who had lined up in general boarding line exit the line and then finally turned on the sign that said preferred boarding. Then the same thing happened again. He could have saved all of us and including himself lots of frustration if he had just made an announcement regarding the boarding process with directions when he was about to start boarding. Everyone was left without clear directions. Big let down to start my experience with Alaskan airlines."
Cons: "The plane was small and uncomfortable"
Cons: "really good enjoyed the whole experience"
Pros: "I love the inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Use another airline"
Pros: "The seat wasn’t very comfortable"
Pros: "Good first. Class seat"
Cons: "Lotsa turbulence, very hard to sleep"
Pros: "many movies"
Pros: "Greets you nicely, on time, caring staffs"
Cons: "Constant delays, wrongful promises of when/how long delays would take"
Pros: "Straight to the point,easy,and convenient"
Cons: "Nothing yet"
Cons: "Even though we pay exorbinant prices: The poorest selection of non-meat vegetarian food."
Cons: "There was no entertainment at all, and pretzels are gross"
Cons: "Had to buy another ticket"
Pros: "They made a long trip comfortable with an excellent attitude."
Pros: "There are three meals during the trip."
Cons: "Not at this time."
Pros: "Comfortable and on time"
Cons: "The breakfast was not very good. I would have liked more fruit and maybe a real regular muffin."
Cons: "It wasn't Cathy Pacific operation."
Cons: "served snacks without drinks or at least water"
Cons: "The breakfast, no hot meal just sugary food."
Pros: "It didn't take long for anything."
Pros: "Everyone was friendly"
Cons: "Very tight fit."
Pros: "The A321-S was a pretty good aircraft. Nicely updated interior. Staff were young & professional. Everyone was happy, efficient and professional. It was nice to see the Captain smile and say goodbye to ALL the passengers. Well done AA!"
Pros: "Everything was timely, courteous & pleasant. The aircraft was very clean."
Pros: "Great entertainment system at each seat"
Cons: "Food was nasty and they didn't have a non dairy option"
Pros: "The handed out the customs forms just before landing because they were too busy chatting. I had to fill up the form during landing and got dizzy. During the fligh I asked for water and the stewardess forgot about it."
Pros: "everything ran like clockwork"
Pros: "Everything. In flight entertainment was great and service as shops."
Cons: "No issues."
Pros: "WHAT FOOD.,,,,,,.AA DOSE NOT FEE US OR HAVE ANY ENTERTAINMENT,"
Cons: "NOTHING AA IS JUST AS BAD AS FIJI AIRWAYS"
Cons: "Taking away headphones 40 mins prior to landing is ridiculous. AA needs to abandon Bose or figure out a better way."
Pros: "Everyghing was smooth and on time"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Cons: "Excellent every one make the trip a very pleasant experience ..thank U and pilots amazing ."
Cons: "Terminal at LAX requires a bus."
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "Checkin was a nightmare! Not clearly marked and very confusing at LAX."
Cons: "The delay"
Cons: "The most horrendous costumer service & treatment from AA employees aether in the LAX airport and on the phone by costumer service."
Cons: "Departure to late hard to get other fly conection ."
Pros: "Service, clean aircraft, I felt AA cares about me"
Cons: "Changing gates before boarding"
Pros: "Business Class seat"
Cons: "People using forward lavs"
Cons: "It was delayed for more then an hour."
Cons: "Practically no food was served."
Cons: "No one at baggage claim to answer questions. Flights Not listed on carousel monitors. Packed baggage claim , Chaos , no employees to assist."
Cons: "Flights were comfortable. There were no complementary snacks or beverages. Luggage I checked in Puerto Escondido did not arrive in Cabo San Lucas when I did. There was no agent from VivaAerobus available at the airport for me to talk to. I will have to wait until tomorrow morning to begin trying to get my luggage. My Spanish is very poor, but there a lot of visitors who do not speak Spanish. The English speaking skills of VivaAerobus employees is poor."
Pros: "Decent flight once we took off."
Cons: "If The flight didn’t depart an hour late."
Cons: "We borded plane and stayed and did not depart until 1hr and a half after. No explanation from crew as they sat and joked around. Once plane did leave the crew was extremely childish having full blown personal conversations loudly during the flight. During the emergency briefing crew was laughing at eachothers jokes. Super unprofessional overall"
Cons: "The flight was 4 hours late"
Pros: "Everything was perfect but the price"
Pros: "Easy flight. Great Crew."
Cons: "No reclining seats very little leg room"
Pros: "Cheap and on time."
Cons: "No Wi_Fi on board so that could be better."
Cons: "Make the luggage policy and fees more clear, they charged me 50$ for no good reason. Smallest seats I've ever had in my life."
Cons: "Many things could have been better. There was no kiosk for check in, the crew was not helpful prior to checking in, multiple occurrences where a group member was stopped for no reason by airline crew member, there were at least two seats that were duplicated on the airlines part, there was a delay on the flight due to over booked seatings, seats did not recline, no phone charging services."
Cons: "In your email, can you include what door I enter at the airport terminal 1? It was a bit difficult to find the ticketing area"
Cons: "Keep doing what you guys are doing well"
Pros: "New planes, los cost, relatively on time"
Cons: "Checkin in, boarding, Seats, on board entertainment, food"
Pros: "They gave me a free checked bag! When I took out my credit card to pay for it, he said "No, es un regalo (gift)." How nice for a budget airlines!! May have been due to the holidays, but Volaris just charged me MORE for a bag during the holidays. We boarded on time and landed early. Our baggage came fairly quickly as well. Those are important things to me (especially if I have to catch a bus or a connecting flight) I'll definitely use Viva Aerobus again!!"
Cons: "The seats were pretty cramped, especially if you're tall. But that's to be expected. What I thought they could've done (and this goes for all the cheapo airlines) was at least offer us a cup of water. I mean, come on!"
Cons: "Did not my luggage"
Cons: "seats don't even recline"
Pros: "great ease of boarding comfy seats new plane"
Cons: "free beer"
Cons: "Customer service"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "The plane was newer and clean"
Cons: "It was warm on the fight, it would had been better if the air conditioning was turned on the entire duration of the flight."
Pros: "The flight was delayed 45 min and boarding the plane was s mess"
Cons: "Kept us 50 mins on tarmac without any explication"
Pros: "The crew was excellent. Leg space was not good. There was very little space for me to get situated."
Cons: "Just the space between the rows of seats."
Pros: "Boarding was really fast."
Cons: "The airline isn’t honest about their delays and the seat space is too narrow, tall people don’t fit."
Cons: "Waiting inside the plane with door open. It is ridiculous to be inside the plan for an hour before takeoff"
Pros: "The crew were considerate, helpful"
Cons: "Only junk food to purchase and it was a long flight"
Cons: "Seat doesn't recline. Pitch felt smaller too."
Cons: "Great service, I really recommend. Un servicio muy bueno"
Cons: "We were delayed but they didn't tell us till 45mins before the flight was scheduled to depart. Other than that everything else was good"
Pros: "Flight on time. Smooth flight"
Cons: "They canceled my reservation but did not notify me in any way. I showed up to the airport with no flight. I will never fly this airline again."
Cons: "Better staff"
Pros: "Price of ticket was excellent..Flight was good."
Cons: "No entertainment , seat not adjustable"
Cons: "There's litteraly no leg space between seats."
Pros: "It was impossible to speak to anyone before the 24 hour cancellation period ends."
Cons: "Have people try to help instead just telling them to call later or call the airline"
Cons: "It was delayed by an hour"
Pros: "Very friendly"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "The crew was attentive"
Cons: "There’s always room for improvement"
Cons: "On a 6 hour flight that was international and during dinner time they did not have any dinner food, only light snacks for purchase. No charging ports either."
Pros: "Did not let me change my ticket for a different time . Lost money missing flight"
Cons: "First class is pretty limited on food. The seats could be more comfortable considering the cost."
Pros: "Nothing especially not arriving late and getting charged extra from Our driver for waiting for us even longer !"
Cons: "Horrible service, rude , dirty , too crowded, over priced ! I was charged for my luggage when I was told it was already included. And apparently they were over widget but the website said I was okay. I even called and tripped check since this was our first time flying with them. They told us to get there at least 3 hour before our flight and they didn’t start checking us in until 3:50 ! I felt rushed after because we didn’t have time to grab a coffee or eat. The workers are rude and disrespectful not helpful at all !"
Cons: "A really shitty flight. 4 hours late!"
Pros: "Por favor mantener Los precious gracias"
Pros: "Nothing was nice. Delayed flight for 3 hours and never told us what was wrong or why was it delayed. They first said it was about 30-45 minutes late, then an hour, later, another hour and so on. They didn’t offer anything on board, not even a cup of water. I understand they want to make profit and sell snacks and drinks, but come on, charge you for water!? Seriously?!"
Cons: "NOTHING! I rather pay $100 more in an airline that has great CUSTOMER SERVICE and that in addition for not giving me a straight answer about how delayed is my damn flight AND taking one fu****ng hour to put the luggage in the carousel for the passengers! I hope they go out of business!!!!!! I know they lost mine and my whole family!"
Pros: "Horrible service. Never again fly with them. Sold our seats while we were checking in three hours before our flight time. Then they checked in our under bags. At the end they sold me another ticket from someone else who didn't make it in time but the others traveling with me had to stay behind for 8 hours later for the next available flight."
Cons: "Did not like that in order for me to fly I had to pay extra for a reserved seats."
Pros: "Good, friendly staff. Quick flight as far as in the air."
Cons: "3 hour delay, come on... tight fit. Everything else made it uncomfortable but it was a 98$flight so what are ya gonna do?"
Cons: "Crowded, disorganized boarding process. The worst I have ever experienced."
Pros: "The flight on time and the airplane new"
Cons: "The people on caunter very"
Cons: "This was one of the worst overall flying experiences I’ve ever had. The flight was from Mexico City to Cabo, and i was supposed to take the flight with two friends. We were all later than we wanted to be due to the México City traffic. I arrived one hour before the flight and they arrived exactly 34 minutes before. I remember because we tracked it exactly on our phones as it was happening. When they got to the check in booth the attendant said they were too late to check in and they had to have gotten there 35 minutes before. I have checked the airline online policies and nowhere does it say that. It only says that they can refuse checkin after 30 minutes but I am positive they arrived before that. I will mention here that the plane was about 15 minutes late taking off. So, the airline enforced strict made up policies on its paying passengers and doesn’t uphold any sense of respect to them? The attendant also told my friends they would not get refunded and that the next flight wasn’t until the next night. We are going to Cabo for the weekend so obviously that was out of the question. So, I board the plane and realize why the attendant must have told my friends the plane was closed. There were no empty seats on the plane, which means that they must have given away seats to people on standby. I support this if its a last minute decision after the flight has closed AS IT IS ADVERTISED. Not a made up 5 minutes before. So I boarded and there was absolutely no service. None. The flight attendants came out once and made you pay for WATER. What kind of airline doesn’t at least give water??? I understand the appeal of budget airlines but honestly, this flight was over $200 which is not what I would call “budget” and the airline skimped on the most basic things— water, customer service, and any semblance of human decency. I am thoroughly disgusted with how horrible this airline has been for even a 1.5 hour flight and i plan to not only write as many horrible reviews as I can but to share this terrible experience with as many people as I can so they can avoid being victims to such inhuman treatment. Viva Aerobús should be ashamed to call themselves an airline and Kayak should be ashamed to allow them on their site."
Pros: "The spirit employees were very helpful when I checked in"
Cons: "Only book two people per side"
Cons: "That’s everyone should keep their mask on"
Pros: "Seat not comfortable"
Pros: "Thank you for perfect landing at DFW"
Pros: "I slept the whole ride back lol"
Cons: "20 min Delayed departure"
Cons: "That they charged me an extra $100"
Pros: "Stewardess gave me a military discount. Very much appreciated"
Cons: "I did not. Like anything."
Cons: "50$ baggage fee"
Pros: "The air fare is excellent."
Cons: "I was not able to check in from home for some reason. Which has happened multiple times before."
Pros: "Waste our whole day not worth it Lots of late and not a qualified staff."
Cons: "I wasn't flying to hawaii"
Pros: "It was cheap"
Pros: "Cheap Practical Friendly staff"
Cons: "Pretty much every aspect of my Spirit Air experience."
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Early arrival"
Cons: "No wifi"
Cons: "Overcharge people for luggage."
Pros: "Ease of boarding and check in"
Cons: "Nothing was objectionable"
Cons: "EVERYTHING, Lets learn to do our jobs"
Pros: "I am puzzled about how can I get the receipt of the tickets. would you please tell me by email? My email is email@example.com. Thank you very much!"
Pros: "Went for the better seating. Glad I did. It was a pleasant surprise"
Pros: "The cost"
Cons: "The chairs."
Pros: "The aircrew was friendly"
Cons: "expensive snacks"
Cons: "Added fees"
Pros: "Was really quick , & everyone was friendly !"
Cons: "Everything was great !"
Pros: "Good seat, enough room"
Cons: "Cost for food"
Cons: "SO MANY FEES NOT SPECIFIED UP FRONT!"
Cons: "They lost my luggage"
Pros: "How fast it was to get in and out"
Cons: "It's pretty squishy"
Pros: "Good price"
Cons: "Could not move the back rest"
Cons: "Everything. I'm surprised they didn't charge you to go pee."
Pros: "Seat space"
Cons: "No services. Ricky tack for EVERYTHING. NO FRILLS. HIGH FEE TRAVRL"
Pros: "the service was wonderful, the l8nes wwnt by quickly"
Cons: "Extra cost for luggage and bigger backpacks"
Cons: "Seat is not big enough for a normal human. Didn't recline and virtually no padding."
Cons: "fees fees fees"
Pros: "Everyone was nice and professional"
Cons: "paying for seat and luggage separately from plane tickets"
Pros: "The ticket price was wonderful."
Cons: "Paying for luggage, seat, etc. - everything is an up charge."
Pros: "Excellent service."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "the delay, the miscommunication, and no sense of urgency"
Airlines flying from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta