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There are 7 ways to get from Liberia to Alajuela by bus, car or plane

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Pulmitan de Liberia  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the Pulmitan de Liberia from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose Liberia Terminal Pulmitan

$7 - $9

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Bus Transnorte de Upala  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal to Cañas Terminal de Buses Municipal
  2. Take the bus from Cañas to San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala Upala

$12

Bus TRALAPA Ltda  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Liberia to Santa Cruz Nicoya / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santa Cruz to Aeropuerto/Villa Bonita

$11 - $12

Drive  •  3h 12m

  1. Drive from Liberia to Alajuela 125.2 miles

$18 - $28

Fly from Liberia  •  2h 5m

  1. Fly from Liberia (LIR) to San Jose (SJO) LIR - SJO

$80 - $260

Bus to Tamarindo, fly  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Liberia to Tamarindo
  2. Fly from Tamarindo (TNO) to San Jose (SJO) TNO - SJO

$98 - $261

Bus to Nosara Beach, fly  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Liberia to Santa Cruz
  2. Fly from Nosara Beach (NOB) to San Jose (SJO) NOB - SJO

$146 - $387

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The cheapest way to get from Liberia to Alajuela is to Pulmitan de Liberia which costs $7 - $10 and takes 4h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Liberia to Alajuela is to fly which costs $80 - $260 and takes 2h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liberia to Alajuela. However, there are services departing from Pulmitan de Liberia and arriving at Alajuela via Tica Bus Office. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 53m.

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The distance between Liberia and Alajuela is 151 km. The road distance is 200.4 km.

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The best way to get from Liberia to Alajuela without a car is to Pulmitan de Liberia which takes 4h 53m and costs $7 - $10.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Liberia to Alajuela, including transfers.

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Liberia to Alajuela bus services, operated by Grupo Caribeños, depart from Pulmitan de Liberia station.

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The best way to get from Liberia to Alajuela is to Pulmitan de Liberia which takes 4h 53m and costs $7 - $10. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $80 - $260 and takes 2h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Liberia Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Liberia to Alajuela bus services, operated by Grupo Caribeños, arrive at San Jose station.

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Map of how to get from Liberia to Alajuela.
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  • Distance: 94.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Liberia, Costa Rica and Alajuela, Costa Rica?

Grupo Caribeños operates a bus from Liberia to Alajuela hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 4h. Alternatively, SANSA flies from Liberia to Alajuela every 4 hours.

Airlines
SANSA
Website
flysansa.com
Flights from Liberia to San Jose
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $210
Flights from Liberia to San Jose via Tambor
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Flights from Liberia to San Jose via Fortuna
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $210
Flights from Tamarindo to San Jose
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $250
Flights from Nosara Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $280
Bus operators
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal to Cañas
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Transnorte de Upala
Phone
506- 2221 3318
Email
info@caribeños.com
Bus from Cañas to San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.com
Transportes La Pampa
Website
transporteslapampa.com
Bus from Liberia to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
transporteslapampa.com
Bus from Liberia to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
transporteslapampa.com
TRALAPA Ltda
Phone
+506 2680 0392
Bus from Santa Cruz to Aeropuerto/Villa Bonita
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Liberia to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Liberia to Alajuela is 200 km. It takes approximately 3h 12m to drive from Liberia to Alajuela.

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SANSA offers flights from Liberia Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 541+ hotels available in Alajuela. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Liberia to Liberia Airport is to shuttle which takes 15m and costs .

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