Costa Rica bus schedule

The bus schedule is structured as follows:

Route number; departure location(s); departure day(s); departure time; terminal; return time; distance; duration; cost (this can, however, be subject to change).

All routes are serviced by these buses unless otherwise stated and are presented in alphabetical order according to their destinations. Ferries and boats are identified by a ~~ symbol. Please search for buses according to their destination and not by the route number (which is not commonly used).

A note of caution: be careful with your luggage while riding the bus, especially on routes to Limón, La Fortuna, Puntarenas, and Monteverde-Tilaran.

  • 200(A,B) ALAJUELA / AIRPORT from San Josť - DEP. ev. day ev. 5 mins. A.2, C.10/14 from 4:00 to 22:00; RET. from 4:30 to 22:00hrs; 17 km; 30 minutes. Tuasa company, Tel. 2222-5325
  • 433 BARVA VOLCANO from Heredia - DEP. Mon.-Fri. from Central Market at 6:30, 11:00, 16:00; RET. 7:30, 13:00, 17:00. Sat. 6:30, 11:00, 16:00. Sun. 11:00, 16:00; RET. 1 hour later. Walk 6km to the park entrance, then 4km to the lagoon.
  • 725 BRIBRI from Limón - DEP. Ev.day from Radio Casino at 5:00, 8:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 18:00, RET. 6:15, 9:00, 11:15,12:30, 14:15, 16:15; 2hrs $1.35 **. Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2758-1572
  • 725 BRIBRI from San José - DEP. Ev.day from Terminal Caribe at 6:00, 10:00, 13:30, 15:30 RET. 6:00, 8:30, 10:30, 15:30 Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2257-8129
  • 223 BUTTERFLY FARM from Guacima Abajo in Alajuela - DEP. ev. day 1 block South, 1 block West from Tikal Supermarket at 6:20, 9:00, 11:00, 13:00; RET. 9:45, 11:45, 13:45, 15:45, 17:45; 22 km; 0:40 hrs.
  • 750 CAHUITA (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Caribe at 10:00, 13:30, 15:30; RET. 7:30, 9:30, 11:00, 16:00; 195 km; 4:00 hrs. You can buy tickets in advance. $6.00 ** Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2257-8129
  • 725 CAHUITA from Limón - DEP. ev. day from Radio Casino at 5:00, 8:00; 10:00, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00, 18:00; RET. Ev. day 6:30, 7:30, 9:15, 11:00, 13:00, 16:00, 18:00, 18:15, 19:00; 1hr. $0.75 ** Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel 2758-1572
  • 501 CAÑAS (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from just outside Terminal Coca Cola at 8:30, 10:20, 12:20, 13:20, 14:30, 16:45; Fri & Sun also at 18:15; RET. 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 9:15, 12:15, 13:50 (Sun also 15:00 and 17:15); 188 km; 3:30 hrs.
  • 300 CARTAGO (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day, ev. 0:10 from Terminal Cartago from 5:00 to 24:00; RET. from 4:45 to 23:00; 22 km; 0:45 hrs. On Fri/Sat buses also from 24:00 to 5:00 ev. hr. After 20:30 the bus leaves in front of Grand Hotel Costa Rica (Ave 2, Calle 3/5). SACSA company. Tel. 2233-5350
  • 205 CIUDAD QUESADA (SAN CARLOS) (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day, ev. hr. from Terminal Atlántico Norte from 5:00 to 19:30; RET. from 5:00 to 18:15; 110 km; 2:15 hrs. Atuo-Transportes San José-San Carlos company. 2255-4318
  • 500 COCO BEACH (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from A.1/3,C.14 at 8:00, 14:00; RET. same; 251 km; 5:00 hrs. You can also take the bus from Liberia to Coco Beach ev. day: DEP. 5:30, 12:30 (14:00) 16:30; RET. 7:00 (9:15) 14:00. $4.50 ** Pulmita-Liberia company. Tel. 222-1650
  • 610 DOMINICAL from San Isidro - DEP. ev. day at 7:00, 9:00, 13:30, 16:00; RET. 7:00, 7:15, 14:45, 15:30 Pulmita-Liberia company. Tel. 2222-1650
  • 610 DOMINICAL - SAN ISIDRO from Quepos - DEP. ev. day from Mercado Municipal at 5:00, 13:30; RET. 7:00, 13:30; 80 km; 3:30 hrs. Transportes Morales company. Tel. 223-5567
  • 599 FLAMINGO, BRASILITO AND POTRERO (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from ½ block west of Terminal Coca Cola at 8:00, 10:00; RET. 9:00, 14:00; 320 km; 6:00 hrs. $8.39 ** TRALAPA company. Tel. 2223-5859
  • 516 FLAMINGO, BRASILITO AND POTRERO from Santa Cruz - DEP. ev. day at 6:30, 15:00; RET. 9:00, 17:00; Potrero 64 km TRALAPA company. Tel. 223-5859
  • 211 FORTUNA (Arenal Volcano) from San José - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Atlántico Norte at 6:15, 8:40, 11:30; RET. 12:45; 14:45, 130 km; 4:30 hrs. $3.76 ** Auto-Transportes San José-San Carlos company. Tel. 2255-4318
  • 286 FORTUNA from Ciudad Quesada - DEP. ev. day from Parada Municipal at 6:00, 10:30, 13:00, 15:30, 17:15, 18:00; RET 5:00, 8:00, 12:15, 15:30. There are 4 different routes and we recommend Chachagua at DEP. 6:00 and 10:30 and RET 8:00, 12:15. Ask for details at the station. 40 kms, 1hr. $0.95 ** Auto-Transportes San José-San Carlos company. Tel. 2255-4318
  • 1202 FORTUNA from Tilarán - DEP. ev. day at 7:00, 12:30; RET. 8:30, 17:30; 101 km; 4:00 hrs. $2 ** Auto-Transportes Tilarán company. Tel. 2222-3854
  • 612 GOLFITO (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Alfaro / TRACOPA at 7:00, 15:00; RET. 5:00, 13:00; 339 km; 8 hrs. $5.70 ** TRACOPA company. Tel 2222-2666
  • GUAPILES AND BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK from San José - DEP. Mon. to Fri. from Terminal Atlántico Norte from 5:30 to 21:45 (ev. 0:30 hr.) Sat./Sun. from 6:00 to 21:00; RET. 5:30 to 19:00; 75km; 1:20 hrs. For Braulio Carillo, get off at the Zurquí or Quebrada González Station. Wait on highway for bus to come back. $1.36 ** Atlántico Norte company. 2256-8963
  • 400B HEREDIA from San José - DEP. ev. day, ev. 0:10 from Terminal Heredia from 5:00 to 24:15 and at night from 24:15 to 4:00 a.m. ev. 0:30; RET. from 5:00 to 23:00; 11 km; 30 minutes. You can also take a minibus (400A) on A.2,C.10/12 ev. 0:15 from 6:00 to 20:00.
  • 307 IRAZU VOLCANO (express bus from San José) - DEP. Sat. and Sun. from A.2,C.1/3 opposite Gran Hotel Costa Rica at 8:00; RET. 12:15; 54 km; 1:30 hrs. You can also take this bus at Cartago ruins at 8:30.
  • 655 JACO BEACH and Carara Biological Station (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Coca Cola at 7:30, 10:30, 15:30; RET. 5:00, 11:00, 15:00; 102 km; 2:30 hrs. $2.11 ** Transportes Morales S.A. company. Tel. 2223-5567
  • 232 LAGUNA DE FRAIJANES from Alajuela - DEP. Mon.-Fri. 3 blocks west of Central Market at 9:00, 13:00, 16:15, 18:15; RET. 6:00, 10:00, 14:00, 17:00; 15 km; 0:50 hrs. Sat. 6:30, 8:00, Sun. 7:00, 17:15. Fraijanes opens Tue.-Sun. 9:00-15:30.
  • 336 LANKESTER GARDENS (bus to Paraíso, from Cartago) - DEP. ev. day, ev. 0:30 from south side of Central Park Cartago from 5:00 to 22:30; RET. same; 8 km; 0:15 hrs. Get off at the entrance of the Gardens (in front of Campo Ayala) and walk ½ mile; open ev. day 8:00-15:00.
  • 500 LIBERIA (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from A.1/3,C.14 at 6:00, 7:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 20:00; RET. 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00; 217 km; 4:00 hrs. The 15:00 and 17:00 departing buses are direct; the 4:00 and 5:00 return buses are also direct. $3.76 ** Pulmita-Liberia company. Tel. 2222-1650
  • 703 LIMON (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day, ev. hr. from Terminal Caribe from 5:00, 5:30, 6:45, from 7:30, to 18:30 ev. hr; RET. 5:00, 5:30, 6:45, from 7:30, to 19:00 ev. hr ; 162 km; 2:30 hrs. $2.86 ** Auto-Transportes Caribeños company. Tel. 2221-2596
  • 1229 LOS CHILES Y CAÑO NEGRO (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Atlántico Norte at 5:30, 15:30; RET. 5:00, 15:00; 217 km; 5:00 hrs. Call the park administration for reservation of lodging and food, tel. 4601301; boat to the park at 7:30 Tue. and Thu. Atlántico Norte company. Tel. 2256-8963
  • 750 MANZANILLO (express bus from San José) - DEP ev. day from Terminal Caribe at 16:00; RET 6:30. You can buy tickets in advance. $5.37 ** Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2257-8129
  • 725 MANZANILLO from Limón - DEP. Ev. day 6:00, 14:30; RET. 8:30, 17:00. 1:30 hrs. $1.56 **
  • 675 MONTEVERDE (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Atlántico Norte at 6:30, 14:30; RET. 6:30, 14:30; 167 km; 4.5 hrs. $4.56 ** Transmonteverde. Tel. 2222-3854, 2645-5644
  • 625 MONTEVERDE (Santa Elena) from Puntarenas - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Empresarios Unidos at 14:15, leaves Monteverde for Puntarenas at 6:00 am. Transmonteverde. Tel. 2222-3854, 645-5644
  • ~~MONTEZUMA AND MALPAIS BEACHES (CABO BLANCO NATL. PARK) from Puntarenas docks by boat -DEP. ev. day at 6:00, 11:00, 15:15; RET. 7:30, 12:00, 17:00; 1:30 hrs. Take the bus Paquera-Montezuma that is waiting for the boat; RET. 5:30, 10:00, 14:00. $1.79 **; to Malpaís from Cobano DEP. 10:30, 14:30; RET. 7:00, 12:00.
  • ~~MONTEZUMA AND MALPAIS BEACHES (CABO BLANCO NATL. PARK) from Puntarenas docks by ferry -DEP.ev. day at 5:00, 8:45, 12:30, 14:00, 17:00, 20:15; RET 6:00, 8:30, 11:45, 14:30, 18:00, 20:30
  • ~~NARANJO BEACH, Nicoya Península (ferry boat from Puntarenas) - DEP. ev. day from 1 block North Balneario/Ferry Salinero, at 3:15, 7:00, 10:50, 14:50, 19:00; RET. 5:10, 8:50, 12:50, 17:00, 21:00; 1:30 s.
  • 503 NICOYA (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Alfaro at 6:30, 8:00, 10:00, 13:30, 14:00, 15:00, 17:00; RET. 5:00, 7:30, 9:00, 12:00, 14:30, 17:00; 296 km; 6:00 hrs. Buses from Liberia to Nicoya: ev. hr., from 5:00 to 19:00; RET. same. Buses from Santa Cruz to Nicoya DEP. ev. hr. from 6:30 to 21:30; RET. same. $5.20 ** Alfaro Bus company. 2222-2666
  • 550 NICOYA from Liberia - DEP. ev. day at 6:00, 8:00, 11:00, 16:00; RET. 4:30, 5:30, 9:30, 14:30.
  • 503 NOSARA from San José - DEP. ev. day Terminal Alfaro at 6:00; RET. 12:45; 361 km; 6:00 hrs. Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666
  • 548 NOSARA, GARZA AND GUIONES from Nicoya - DEP. ev. day from Main Station at 13:00; RET. 6:00; Nosara 65 km.
  • 339 OROSI VALLEY from Cartago - DEP. Mon. to Sat. ev. hour from South-west corner of the Church ruins at Cartago from 8:00 to 22:00; Microbus 13:30, 15:30; RET. same; 18 km; 0:40 hrs. Sun ev. 45 min. from 8:00 onwards. This bus will stop in front of the Orosi look-out point.
  • 601 PALMAR NORTE (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Alfaro at 5:00, 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 13:00, 14:30, 18:00; RET. 5:25, 6:15, 8:15, 10:00, 13:00, 14:30, 16:45; 258 km; 5:00 hrs. $4.42 ** TRACOPA company. Tel. 2222-2666
  • 570 PANAMA AND HERMOSA BEACHES (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from 1 block south of Terminal Atlántico Norte at 15:20; RET. 5:00; 265 km; 5:00 hrs. Connections from Liberia to these beaches DEP. 11:30, 19:00; RET. 5:00, 16:00. TRALAPA company. Tel. 2223-5859
  • ~~ PAQUERA from Puntarenas by boat DEP. ev. day 6:00, 11:00, 15:15; RET 7:30, 12:30, 17:00.
  • 601 PASO CANOAS (South Border) from San José - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Alfaro at 5:00, 7:30, 11:00, 13:00, 16:30, 18:00; RET. 4:30, 7:30, 9:00, 15:00; 349 km; 8:00 hrs. $6.03 ** TRACOPA company. Tel. 2222-2666
  • 527 PLAYA HERMOSA from Liberia - DEP. ev. day at 7:30, 11:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:00; RET. 5:00, 6:00, 10:00, 16:00, 17:00.
  • 1241 POAS VOLCANO (express bus from San José) - DEP. Every day from A.2,C.12/14 (same as 200B) at 8:30; RET. 14:30; 55 km; 2:00 hrs
  • 699 PUERTO JIMÈNEZ (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from just outside Terminal Atlántico Norte at 6:00, 12:00; RET. 5:00, 11:00; 378 km; 10:00 hrs. $6.26 ** Atlántico Norte company. Tel. 2256-8963
  • PUERTO JIMÈNEZ from Golfito by boat - DEP. ev. day from Municipal Dock (Muelle) at 11:00; RET. 6:00; 1:30 hrs. Puerto Jiménez is the gateway to Corcovado National Park. First call park admin. office tel. 7355036.
  • 406 PUERTO VIEJO SARAPIQUí (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Atlántico Norte at 6:30, 8:00, 10:00, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 18:00; RET. 5:30, 7:00, 8:00, 11:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30, 17:30; 97 km; 1:30 hrs; Buy tickets. This bus goes through Braulio Carillo Nat'l Park. Buses through Heredia (scenic route - duration 4:00
    hrs): DEP. Terminal Atlántico Norte at 6:30, 12:00, 15:00; RET. 7:75, 11:30, 16:15. $2.22 **. Atlántico Norte company. Tel. 2256-8963
  • 284 PUERTO VIEJO SARAPIQUí from Ciudad Quesada - DEP. ev. day from Parada Municipal at 5:00, 17:30; RET. 5:45, 8:45, 12:15, 14:00, 15:30; 69 km; 3:00 hrs.
  • 750 PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Caribe at 6:00, 10:00, 13:30, 15:30; RET.: 7:00, 9:00, 11:00, 16:00; 215 km; 4:30 hrs. You can buy tickets in advance. $4.42 ** Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2257-8129
  • 725 PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA from Limón - DEP. Ev.day from Radio Casino at 5:00, 8:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 18:00. RET. 6:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:30, 1:30; 1.5 hrs. $1.07 ** Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2758-1572
  • 600 PUNTARENAS (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day, ev. 0:40 from Terminal Puntarenas from 6:00 to 19:00; RET. from 4:15 to 19:00; 110 km; 2:00 hrs. Empresarios Unidos company. Tel. 2222-0064
  • 695 QUEPOS from Puntarenas - DEP. ev. day from Main Bus Station at 4:30, 10:30, 15:00; RET. 5:00, 11:00, 14:30; 231 km; 3:30 hrs.
  • 613 QUEPOS AND MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Coca Cola at 6:00, 12:00, 18:00; RET. 6:00, 12:00, 17:00; 145 km; 3:30 hrs. Indirect bus to Quepos (5 hours): DEP. 7:00, 10:00, 14:00, 16:00; RET. 5:00, 8:00, 14:00 16:00. $4.72 ** Transportes Morales company. Tel. 2223-5567
  • QUEPOS from San Isidro El General - DEP. ev. day from Main Bus Station at 7:00, 13:30; RET. 5:00, 13:30; 231 km; 4 hrs.
  • REFUGIO NACIONAL DE VIDA SILVESTRE LA ENSENADA (Puntarenas) - take bus to Abangaritos DEP. ev. day from terminal Puntarenas at 10:45, 11:45, 16:45; RET. 5:45, 13:45; Hostel is available at $35.00 pp
  • 548 SAMARA AND CARRILLO BEACHES from Nicoya - DEP. ev. day 3 blocks east of Nicoya Park at 8:00, 15:00, 16:00; RET. 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 13:30, 16:30; Samara 45 km.
  • 503 SAMARA BEACH (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Alfaro at 12:30; RET. Mon.-Sat. 3:45; Sun. 13:00; 331 km; 6:00 hrs. $5.95 ** Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666
  • 157 SAN IGNACIO DE ACOSTA from San José - DEP. ev. day, ev. hr. from A.12/14,C.8 in front of Baptist Church from 5:30 to 22:30; RET. from 4:30 to 21:00; 29 km; 1:00 hrs. This bus goes to Ram Luna restaurant in Tarbaca.
  • 100 SAN ISIDRO (Chirripó National Park) (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day, ev. hr. from just outside Terminal Coca Cola from 5:30 to 17:00 (two different bus companies); RET. from 5:30 to 16:30; 136 km; 3:00 hrs. Buy ticket. To get to the entrance of Chirripo Natl. Park, take the bus to San Gerardo de Rivas from San Isidro at 5:00, 14:00; RET. 7:00, 16:00, costs $2.85.
  • 204 SAN RAMÓN (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day, ev. hr. from Puntarenas from 5:15 to 19:30; RET. from 6:00 to 19:00; 1:00 hr.
  • 599 SANTA CRUZ (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from ½ block west of Terminal Coca Cola at 7:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00; RET. 3:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:30, 8:30, 10:15, 11:30, 13:30, 17:00; 274 km; 5:00 hrs. Buses from Liberia to Santa Cruz: ev. hr. from 5:30 to 19:30; RET. same. $5.20 Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666
  • 154 SANTA MARIA DE DOTA, los Santos (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Los Santos at 7:15, 9:00, 11:30, 12:30, 15:00, 17:00, 19:30; RET. 4:30, 5:40,7:15, 9:15, 12:00, 15:00, 17:00; 65 km; 2:30 hrs. This bus goes through San Marcos de Tarazú (buy ticket).
  • 505 SANTA ROSA AND PEÑAS BLANCAS (from San José) - DEP. ev. day from 100 mts north of Terminal Coca Cola at 4:30, 5:00, 7:00, 7:45, 13:20, 16:10; RET. 5:00, 7:15, 10:30, 10:40, 13:30, 14:45, 15:30. Only DEP. 4:30 , 7:00 and RET: 10:30, 13:30 are express buses. 293 km, 6:00 hrs.
  • 608 SAN VITO from San José - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Alfaro at 5:45, 8:15, 11:30, 14:45; RET. 4:30, 7:30, 8:30, 10:00, 15:00. Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666
  • 230 SARCHí from Alajuela - DEP. ev. day, ev. 0:30 from A.Ctl/1,C.8 from 5:00 to 22:00; RET. from 5:00 to 22:00; 52 km; 1:30 hrs. You can also take a direct bus from San José to Sarchí DEP. Mon.-Fri.12:15, 17:30, 17:55; Sat. only 12:00 (1:30 hrs, 70km).
  • 701 SIQUíRRES from San José - DEP. ev. day, ev. hr. from Caribe at 6:30 and from 8:30 to 18:00; RET. 6:30, and from 8:30 to 18:00; 100 km, $2.15. Linaco company. Tel. 2221-1334
  • 750 SIXAOLA (express bus from San José - gateway to Bocas del Toro, Panamá) - DEP. ev. day from Caribe at 6:00, 10:00, 13:30, 15:30; RET. 5:00, 7:30, 9:30, 14:30. 240 km; 5 hrs. You can buy tickets in advance, $6.00. Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2257-8129
  • 750 SIXAOLA from LIMÓN- DEP. ev. day from Radio Casino at 5:00, 8:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 18:00; RET. 5:00, 8:00, 10:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00; 4 hrs, $1.90 Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2758-1572
  • 503 TAMARINDO BEACH (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from Terminal Alfaro at 15:30; RET. 6:00, Sun. 6:00, 13:00; 285 km; 5:30 hrs; You can also make bus connections between Santa Cruz and Tamarindo. The bus leaves at 20:30 to Tamarindo; RET. 6:45 to Santa Cruz. Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666
  • 502 TILARÁN (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from ½ block north of Terminal Atlántico Norte at 7:30, 9:30, 12:45, 15:45, 18:30; RET. 4:45, 7:00, 7:45, 14:00, 17:00; DEP. 9:30 and RET. 4:45, don't run on Sun; 191 km; 4:00 hrs. Buy ticket at terminal, $2.50 Auto-Transportes Tilarán company. Tel. 2222-3854
  • 591 TILARÁN from Santa Elena - DEP. ev. day at 7:00; RET. 13:00; 40 km; 3:00 hrs. Auto-Transportes Tilarán company. Tel. 2222-3854
  • 302 TURRIALBA (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day, ev. hr. from Terminal Turrialba from 5:00 to 22:00; RET. from 5:00 to 21:00; 65 km; 1:30 hrs. Turrialba is the gateway to Guayabo National Monument. Buses leave on Sun. 9:00; RET. 17:00. TRANSTUSA company. Tel. 2222-4464
  • 639 UVITA (Marino Ballena Nat'l Park) from San José - DEP. from Terminal Coca Cola Mon-Fri 15:00, Sat/Sun 5:30, 15:00, RET Mon-Fri 5:00, Sat/Sun 5:00, 13:00; 7 hrs... Be at terminal 1 hr in advance (Durintg th summer the 5:30 bus runs ev day), $5.00. Transportes Morales company. Tel. 2223-5567
  • 175 UVITA (Marino Ballena Nat'l Park) from San Isidro - DEP. ev. day at 9:00, 16:00; RET. 6:00, 14:00, 2 hours, $1.80.
  • 214 ZARCERO (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day, ev. hr. from Terminal Atlántico Norte from 5:00 to 19:30; RET. from 5:00 to 19:30; 77 km; 1:30 hrs. This is the Ciudad Quesada bus that goes through Zarcero.

International Buses:

  • GUATEMALA CITY (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from terminal Tica Bus at 6:00, 7:30; RET. 12:00 (Guatemala); 60:00 hrs. Overnight stay in Managua and El Salvador. Tica Bus company. Tel. 2221-8954
  • TEGUCIGALPA HONDURAS (bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from terminal Tica Bus at 6:00, 7:30; RET. 7:30; 909 km; 48:00 hrs; Overnight stay in Managua. Tica Bus company. Tel. 2221-8954
  • MANAGUA NICARAGUA (express bus from San José) - DEP. Mon., Wed., Fri., Sun. from terminal Sirca at 5:45; RET. 6:00; 450 km; 11:00 hrs.
  • MANAGUA NICARAGUA (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from terminal Tica Bus at 6:00, 7:30; RET. 6:00, 7:00; 450 km; 11:00 hrs Tica Bus company. Tel. 2221-8954
  • MANAGUA NICARAGUA (express bus from San José)- DEP. ev. day from terminal Transnica at 5:30, RET. 7:00; 450 kms, 10 hrs. Deluxe Service. Transnica company. Tel. 2256-9072
  • CHANGUINOLA PANAMA from San José - DEP. ev. day from opposite terminal Alfaro (same as route 505) at 10:00; RET. 10:00; 225 km; 8:00 hrs. Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666
  • 601 DAVID PANAMA (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from terminal Alfaro at 7:30; RET. 7:30; this is an extra bus; 400 km; 9:00 hrs, $9.00. Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666
  • PANAMA CITY (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from terminal Tica Bus at 22:00; RET. 12:00 (Panama time); 903 km; 20:00 hrs; Buy tickets in advance. Tica Bus company. Tel. 2221-8954
  • PANAMA CITY from San José- DEP. ev. day 275 at 14:00; RET. 12:30; 225 kms, 18 hrs (pay at the bus), $43.00 Round trip.

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