There are 5 ways to get from Alajuela to Tamarindo by bus, car or plane

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Bus Trans Nica  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Airport to Bomba Liberia
  2. Take the bus from Liberia to Tamarindo Liberia / ...

$22 - $29

Cheapest option

Bus TRALAPA Ltda  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from San José to Tamarindo

$11

3 alternative options

Bus Empresa Alfaro  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo Terminal 7-10

$5,636

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Alajuela to Tamarindo 154.3 miles

$23 - $35

Fly, bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Tambor (TMU) SJO - TMU
  2. Take the bus from Caldera to Tamarindo

$112 - $246

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The cheapest way to get from Alajuela to Tamarindo is to bus which costs $11 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alajuela to Tamarindo is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alajuela to Tamarindo. However, there are services departing from San Jose Airport and arriving at Tamarindo via Liberia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

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The distance between Alajuela and Tamarindo is 181 km. The road distance is 246.9 km.

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The best way to get from Alajuela to Tamarindo without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 1 min and costs $22 - $30.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Alajuela to Tamarindo, including transfers.

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Alajuela to Tamarindo bus services, operated by Trans Nica, depart from San Jose Airport station.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Tambor Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Alajuela to Tamarindo bus services, operated by Transportes La Pampa, arrive at Tamarindo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alajuela to Tamarindo is 247 km. It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to drive from Alajuela to Tamarindo.

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  • Distance: 113.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

What companies run services between Alajuela, Costa Rica and Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Alajuela to Tamarindo via Bomba Liberia and Liberia in around 6 h 1 min.

Airlines
Avianca Costa Rica
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to Tambor
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Bus operators
Transportes La Pampa
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Liberia to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5,635
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Caldera to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
TRALAPA Ltda
Phone
+506 2680 0392
Bus from San José to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
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Avianca Costa Rica offers flights from San Jose Airport to Tambor Airport.

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There are 541+ hotels available in Tamarindo. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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