Taxi fares are reasonable, but from midnight to 5am, rates increase by 40%. The average fare between Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo is 55 pesos. Within Zihua, the fare runs about 50 pesos; within Ixtapa, it averages 50 to 70 pesos. Radio cabs are available by calling tel. 755/554-3680, -3311; however, taxis are available from most hotels. A shuttle bus (8 pesos) runs between Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa every 15 or 20 minutes from 5am to 11pm daily but is almost always very crowded with commuting workers. In Zihuatanejo, it stops near the corner of Morelos/Paseo Zihuatanejo and Juárez, about 3 blocks north of the market. In Ixtapa, it makes numerous stops along Bulevar Ixtapa.
The road from Zihuatanejo to Ixtapa is a broad, four-lane highway, so driving between the towns is easier and faster than ever. Street signs are becoming common in Zihuatanejo, and good signs lead in and out of both towns. Both locations have an area called the Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone), so if you're trying to reach Ixtapa's Hotel Zone, signs in Zihuatanejo pointing to that village's Hotel Zone might be confusing.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.