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There are 5 ways to get from Costa Rica to Coiba by bus or plane

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Bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from San José to David
  2. Take the bus from David to Las Lajas
  3. Travel from Las Lajas to Coiba

Bus, travel via Santiago

  1. Take the bus from San José to Paso Canoas
  2. Take the bus from Frontera to Santiago
  3. Take the bus from Santiago to Puerto Vidal
  4. Travel from Puerto Vidal to Coiba

Fly San Jose to Puerto Jimenez, bus, travel

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM)
  2. Take the bus from Golfito to Paso Canoas
  3. Take the bus from Paso Canoas to David
  4. Take the bus from David to Las Lajas
  5. Travel from Las Lajas to Coiba

Fly San Jose to Golfito, bus, travel

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Golfito (GLF)
  2. Take the bus from Paso Canoas to David
  3. Take the bus from David to Las Lajas
  4. Travel from Las Lajas to Coiba

Bus to Changuinola, fly to Bocas Del Toro, bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Limón to Sixaola
  2. Fly from Changuinola (CHX) to Bocas Del Toro (BOC)
  3. Take the bus from Almirante to David
  4. Take the bus from David to Las Lajas
  5. Travel from Las Lajas to Coiba

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Costa Rica and Coiba is 401 km.

The best way to get from Costa Rica to Coiba without a car is to bus and travel which takes 10h 6m and costs .

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It takes approximately 10h 6m to get from Costa Rica to Coiba, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Puerto Jimenez Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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SANSA offers flights from San Jose Airport to Puerto Jimenez Airport.

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The best way to get from Costa Rica to San Jose Airport is to bus which takes 5 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Costa Rica to Coiba.
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  • Distance: 400.9 km
  • Duration: 10h 6m

What companies run services between Costa Rica and Coiba, Veraguas, Panama?

There is no direct connection from Costa Rica to Coiba. However, you can take the bus to David, take the bus to Las Lajas, then take the travel to Coiba. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Paso Canoas, take the walk to Frontera, take the bus to Santiago, take the bus to Puerto Vidal, then take the travel to Coiba.

Airlines
SANSA
Website
flysansa.com
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $360
Flights from San Jose to Golfito
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from Changuinola to Bocas Del Toro
Ave. Duration
10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Bus operators
Tracopa
Phone
+506 2775 0365, Whatsapp: +506 7298-3342
Email
info@tracopacr.com
Bus from San José to David
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Bus from Paso Canoas to David
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Panama Local Buses
Bus from David to Las Lajas
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
horariodebuses.com
Transgolfo
Bus from Golfito to Paso Canoas
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
yoviajocr.com
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
mepecr.com
Bus from Limón to Sixaola
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Panamá Regional Buses
Bus from Almirante to David
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com

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