There are 5 ways to get from León to Costa Rica by bus, plane or car

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Bus, fly  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from León to Managua Airport
  2. Fly from Managua (MGA) to San Jose (SJO) MGA - SJO

$95 - $180

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Bus Trans Nica  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from León to Managua Mercado Israel Lewites Oeste Chinandega
  2. Take the bus from Managua to San José

$40 - $64

3 alternative options

Bus Nica Bus  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from León to Managua Bus Station Leon
  2. Take the bus from Managua, Managua to Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica

$45

Bus Marvelus Bus & Shuttle  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from León to Managua Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Jinotepe to Rivas
  3. Take the bus from Rivas to San José

$63

Drive  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Drive from León to San José 318 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from León to Costa Rica. However, there are services departing from León and arriving at Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica via Managua, Managua. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 8 min.

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The distance between León and Costa Rica is 389 km. The road distance is 508.8 km.

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The best way to get from León to Costa Rica without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from León to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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León to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Marvelus Bus & Shuttle, depart from León station.

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The quickest flight from Managua Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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León to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Nica Bus, arrive at Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between León to Costa Rica is 509 km. It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to drive from León to Costa Rica.

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Copa Airlines offers flights from Managua Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Costa Rica. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from León to Costa Rica.
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  • Distance: 243.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

What companies run services between León, Nicaragua and Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from León to San José via Managua Mercado Israel Lewites Oeste and Managua in around 10 h 36 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Managua to San Jose
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Bus operators
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Bus from León to Managua Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Bus from León to Managua Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Bus from Rivas to San José
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Book at
marvelustravel.com
Horario De Buses
Website
thebusschedule.com
Bus from León to Managua Mercado Israel Lewites Oeste
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Jinotepe to Rivas
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Nica Bus
Phone
(506) 2221-2679, (506) 2221-2581
Bus from Managua, Managua to Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
nicabus.com.ni

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