There are 6 ways to get from Liberia to Drake Bay by bus, car or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, drive  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Liberia to Cañas
  2. Take the bus from Cañas to San Jose
  3. Take the bus from San José to Dominical
  4. Drive from Dominical to Drake Bay

$34 - $44

Cheapest option

Pulmitan de Liberia, bus  •  15 h 28 min

  1. Take the Pulmitan de Liberia from Liberia to San Jose Liberia
  2. Take the bus from San José to La Palma 699 San José

$26

4 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Liberia to Puntarenas
  2. Take the bus from Puntarenas to Quepos
  3. Take the bus from Quepos to Palmar Norte
  4. Take the ferry from Sierpe to Bahía Drake

$36 - $42

Bus via Puntarenas  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Liberia to Puntarenas
  2. Take the bus from Puntarenas to Quepos
  3. Take the bus from Quepos to La Palma

$30

Bus  •  15 h 22 min

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

$5,654

Drive  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Liberia to Drake Bay 288.5 miles

$40 - $65

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

You can take a bus from Liberia to Drake Bay via Puntarenas, Quepos, Hospital Dr. Max Terán, Quepos, La Palma, and La Palma in around 14 h 36 min.

Bus operators
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Liberia to Cañas
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Bus from Liberia to Puntarenas
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Transnorte de Upala
Phone
506- 2221 3318
Email
info@caribeños.com
Bus from Cañas to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.com
Tracopa
Phone
+506 2775 0365, Whatsapp: +506 7298-3342
Email
info@tracopacr.com
Bus from San José to Dominical
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Bus from Quepos to Palmar Norte
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
tracopacr.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 Blanco
Phone
(506) 2771-2550
Email
contraloriadeservicios@grupoblanco.cr
Website
grupoblanco.cr
Bus from Quepos to La Palma
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
grupoblanco.cr
Bus from San José to La Palma
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
grupoblanco.cr
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Liberia to San Jose Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5,635
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Book at
empresaalfaro.com
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Liberia to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Liberia to Drake Bay?

The distance between Liberia and Drake Bay is 291 km. The road distance is 462 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Liberia to Drake Bay?

The cheapest way to get from Liberia to Drake Bay is to Pulmitan de Liberia and bus which costs $26 and takes 15 h 28 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Liberia to Drake Bay?

The quickest way to get from Liberia to Drake Bay is to drive which takes 8 h 13 min and costs $40 - $65.

Is there a direct bus between Liberia and Drake Bay?

No, there is no direct bus from Liberia to Drake Bay. However, there are services departing from Liberia and arriving at Bahía Drake via Puntarenas, Quepos, Quepos and La Palma. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 36 min.

How long does it take to get from Liberia to Drake Bay?

It takes approximately 11 h 12 min to get from Liberia to Drake Bay, including transfers.