Pátzcuaro Vacations
EcoMexico, Sustainable Travel in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México
michelle@patzcuarovacations.com
www.patzcuarovacations.com
Getting to Pátzcuaro is easier than you think, and
with a little planning (and information, like we have here) it shouldn't
cost you too much time, money or energy.  Please
contact us if you
have any questions for us or suggestions for others.
By Bus
Morelia and Uruapan to Patzcuaro
Buses run every 10-15 minutes from Morelia and Uruapan to
Patzcuaro; take about 45-60 minutes; and cost about $30
pesos. No reservation is needed; All bus lines are the same.
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo to Uruapan
Parikuni has regular bus service from Ixtapa/Zihua to Uruapan.
By Plane
By Car
Zihuatanejo
Ixtapa
Uruapan
Cost
Travel Time
9:00
9:20
1:10
$277 pesos
4 hrs. 10 min.
4:30
4:50
8:50
$277 pesos
4 hrs. 20 min.
         
Uruapan
Ixtapa
Zihuatanejo
Costs
Travel TIme
8:15
11:40
12:00
$277 pesos
3 hrs. 45 min.
10:55
2:20
2:40
$277 pesos
3 hrs. 45 min.
3:55
7:25
7:45
$277 pesos
3 hrs. 50 min.
Guadalajara to Morelia
There is regular bus service (every 1-2 hours) from
Guadalajara to Morelia.  The trip is about 3.5 hours and
costs about $250 (Primera Plus, first class) to $350 pesos
(
ETN, luxury class).
Mexico City to Morelia
ETN, luxury class, also has 5.5 hour buses from Mexico
City's Northern Terminal  (6:40, 10:30, 12:20, 5:20, 8:30)
and 4 hour and 15 minute  buses every 30 minutes from the  
Poniente (closer to airport) Terminal, both for $310 pesos.
We recommend using Cheaptickets, Travelocity
or other discount airfare search engine to find
the best deal for you.  

The closest airport to Patzcuaro is the
Morelia
Airport (MLM),
which is about an hour from
Patzcuaro.  Continental has direct flights to
MLM from Houston, Mexicana and America fly
direct from LA and Chicago, and Delta flies
through Mexico City.  None of the direct flights
are at particularly convenient travel times
or
cheap
, but they save on travel time.

You can also e
asily fly into Guadalajara (GDL),
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH),
or Mexico City
(MEX)
for less money and then drive or take a
bus.
You cannot rent cars in Patzcuaro, but you can
rent cars in Morelia, Ixtapa/Zihuatanjo,
Guadalajara and Mexico City.  We recommend
using
Cheaptickets, Travelocity or other discount
car rental service to find the best deal.  
Insurance is usually expensive, so check with
your credit card company to see what coverage
they provide so you're not double paying.

Driving from the US boarder takes about 2 days
(or 14-16 hours of driving) and (hopefully soon)
we will post a few possible routes and
suggestions.