There are 4 ways to get from Liberia to Drake Bay by bus, car or ferry

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Bus, drive  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Liberia to Puntarenas
  2. Take the bus from Puntarenas to Quepos
  3. Drive from Quepos to Drake Bay

$30 - $40

3 alternative options

Pulmitan de Liberia, bus, ferry  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Take the Pulmitan de Liberia from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose
  2. Take the bus from San José Terminal Tracopa to Sierpe
  3. Take the ferry from Sierpe to Bahía Drake

$36 - $40

Bus  •  15 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Liberia to San Jose Terminal 7-10 Tamarindo
  2. Take the bus from San José to La Palma 699 San José

$5,653

Drive  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Liberia to Drake Bay 288.5 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Liberia to Drake Bay. However, there are services departing from Liberia and arriving at Bahía Drake via San José and La Palma. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 22 min.

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The distance between Liberia and Drake Bay is 291 km. The road distance is 461.6 km.

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The best way to get from Liberia to Drake Bay without a car is to Pulmitan de Liberia and bus and ferry which takes 15 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 32 min to get from Liberia to Drake Bay, including transfers.

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Liberia to Drake Bay bus services, operated by Empresa Alfaro, depart from Liberia station.

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Liberia to Drake Bay bus services, operated by Grupo Blanco, arrive at La Palma station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Liberia to Drake Bay is 462 km. It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to drive from Liberia to Drake Bay.

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There are 86+ hotels available in Drake Bay. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Liberia to Drake Bay.
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  • Distance: 181.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 32 min

What companies run services between Liberia, Costa Rica and Drake Bay, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Liberia to Drake Bay via San Jose Terminal 7-10, San José, La Palma, and La Palma in around 15 h 22 min.

Bus operators
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Liberia to Puntarenas
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Transportes Quepos Puntarenas
Phone
TEL QUEPOS: +506-27770263 TEL PUNTARENAS: +506-26611345 TEL PARRITA: +506-27799058
Email
admin@tqpcr.com
Bus from Puntarenas to Quepos
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
tqpcr.com
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Liberia to San Jose Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5,635
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Grupo Blanco
Phone
(506) 2771-2550
Email
contraloriadeservicios@grupoblanco.cr
Website
grupoblanco.cr
Bus from San José to La Palma
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
grupoblanco.cr
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Sierpe to Bahía Drake
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
toursdrakebay.com

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