Getting there & away
The main bus station is on the southeastern outskirts of town; local buses marked ‘Estación’ make frequent trips between the bus station and the city center, stopping at the corner of Amado Nervo and Durango.
The main bus companies are Elite and Ómnibus de México (both 1st class) and Transportes del Pacífico (1st and 2nd class). Daily departures from Tepic include the following.
Guadalajara (M$194, 3½hr, frequent 1st class; M$169, 3½hr, frequent 2nd class)
Mazatlán (M$170, 4½hr, hourly 1st class; M$147, 4½hr, hourly 2nd class)
Mexico City (M$600, 10hr, hourly 1st class; M$525, 11hr, 6 2nd class)
Puerto Vallarta (M$150, 3½hr, hourly 1st class 3am-9pm; M$115, 3½hr, hourly 2nd class 1am-10pm)
TNS operates a small terminal north of the cathedral near the Río Mololoa, with 2nd-class service to San Blas (M$42, one hour, hourly 2nd class from 5am to 7pm) and Santiago Ixcuintla (M$40, 1½ hours, 30 minutes, hourly 2nd class from 6am to 7pm).
Tepic’s airport (TPQ; 214-21-95) is in Pantanal, a 15km drive from Tepic, going toward Guadalajara. There’s no public transportation between downtown and the airport; a taxi runs about M$120. Aero California (214-23-20; Airport) offers direct flights to Mexico City and Tijuana, with connections to other centers. Aeromar (800-237-66-27) offers three daily flights to Mexico City.