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There is 1 way to get from Isla Bastimentos to San José by ferry or bus

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Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Red Frog Beach to Bocas del Toro
  2. Take the ferry from Bocas del Toro to Almirante
  3. Take the bus from Sixaola to Limón
  4. Take the bus from Limón to San José

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Isla Bastimentos to San José is to ferry and bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 7h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Isla Bastimentos to San José is to ferry and bus. Taking this option will cost $30 - $50 and takes 7h 30m.

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The distance between Isla Bastimentos and San José is 224 km.

It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Isla Bastimentos to San José, including transfers.

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San José is 1h behind Isla Bastimentos. It is currently 7:56 AM in Isla Bastimentos and 6:56 AM in San José.

There are 243+ hotels available in San José. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Isla Bastimentos to San José.
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  • Distance: 223.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 30m

What companies run services between Isla Bastimentos, Panama and San José, Costa Rica?

There is no direct connection from Isla Bastimentos to San José. However, you can take the travel to Red Frog Beach, take the ferry to Bocas del Toro, take the ferry to Almirante, take the drive to Sixaola, take the bus to Limón, then take the bus to San José.

Bus operators
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
mepecr.com
Bus from Sixaola to Limón
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Bus from Limón to San Jose Terminal MEPE
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Limón to San José
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
Jampan Tours
Phone
+ 507 757-9619
Email
info@jampantours.com / jampan@carritour.com
Website
jampantours.com
Ferry from Red Frog Beach to Bocas del Toro
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
jampantours.com
Boteros Bocatoreños Unidos
Phone
(507) 757-9760
Email
boterosubocas@yahoo.com
Website
boterosunidos.bocas.com
Ferry from Bocas del Toro to Almirante
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
boterosunidos.bocas.com
Ferry Bocas
Phone
+507 391-1754
Email
info@ferrybocas.com
Website
ferrybocas.com
Ferry from Bocas del Toro to Almirante
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ferrybocas.com

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