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There are 4 ways to get from Honduras to Costa Rica by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Tegucigalpa (TGU) to San Jose (SJO) TGU - SJO

$181 - $341

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Bus Trans Nica  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to San José

$55 - $85

2 alternative options

Bus Nica Bus  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa to Managua
  2. Take the bus from Managua to San José San José

$69 - $87

Drive  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Tegucigalpa to San José 482.7 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Honduras to Costa Rica is to bus which costs $55 - $85 and takes 14 h.

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The quickest way to get from Honduras to Costa Rica is to fly which costs $180 - $350 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda and arriving at San José. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h.

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The distance between Honduras and Costa Rica is 535 km. The road distance is 772.3 km.

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The best way to get from Honduras to Costa Rica without a car is to bus which takes 14 h and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to get from Honduras to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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Honduras to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Trans Nica, depart from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda station.

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The best way to get from Honduras to Costa Rica is to fly which takes 1 h 36 min and costs $180 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 14 h.

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The quickest flight from Tegucigalpa Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 26 min.

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Honduras to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Trans Nica, arrive at San José station.

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Map of how to get from Honduras to Costa Rica.
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  • Distance: 334.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min

What companies run services between Honduras and Costa Rica?

Copa Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Tegucigalpa to Alajuela twice daily. Alternatively, Trans Nica operates a bus from Tegucigalpa to San José once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 14 h.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Tegucigalpa to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Tegucigalpa to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $500
Bus operators
Nica Bus
Phone
(506) 2221-2679, (506) 2221-2581
Bus from Managua to San José
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
nicabus.com.ni

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Yes, the driving distance between Honduras to Costa Rica is 772 km. It takes approximately 11 h 49 min to drive from Honduras to Costa Rica.

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Copa Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Tegucigalpa Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Costa Rica. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Honduras to Tegucigalpa Airport is to taxi which takes 3 min and costs $1 - $2.

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