There are 7 ways to get from Managua to Bocas del Toro by bus, ferry or plane

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 Trans Nica, ferry  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to San José
  2. Take the bus from San José to Guápiles, Costa Rica
  3. Take the bus from Guápiles to Puerto Limón
  4. Take the bus from Limón to Sixaola
  5. Take the ferry from Almirante to Bocas del Toro

$50 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus Nica Bus, ferry  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua, Managua to Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica
  2. Take the bus from San José to Sixaola
  3. Take the ferry from Almirante to Bocas del Toro

$45 - $46

5 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  15 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to San José
  2. Take the bus from San José to Sixaola
  3. Take the ferry from Almirante to Bocas del Toro

$49 - $69

Bus Marvelus Bus & Shuttle, ferry  •  22 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to San José
  2. Take the bus from San José to Sixaola
  3. Take the ferry from Almirante to Bocas del Toro

$61 - $62

Fly to David, bus, ferry  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to David (DAV) MGA - DAV
  2. Take the bus from David to Almirante
  3. Take the ferry from Almirante to Bocas del Toro

$184 - $804

Fly to San Jose, bus, ferry  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to San Jose (SJO) MGA - SJO
  2. Take the bus from San José to Limón
  3. Take the bus from Limón to Sixaola
  4. Take the ferry from Almirante to Bocas del Toro

$97 - $181

Fly to Bocas Del Toro  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to Bocas Del Toro (BOC) MGA - BOC

$200 - $700

Questions & Answers

The distance between Managua and Bocas del Toro is 537 km.

It takes approximately 15 h 5 min to get from Managua to Bocas del Toro, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Managua Airport to David Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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Bocas del Toro is 1 h ahead of Managua. It is currently 10:35 AM in Managua and 11:35 AM in Bocas del Toro.

Copa Airlines offers flights from Managua Airport to David Airport.

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There are 168+ hotels available in Bocas del Toro. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Managua to Managua Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Managua to Bocas del Toro.
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  • Distance: 335.5 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 5 min

What companies run services between Managua, Nicaragua and Bocas del Toro, Panama?

Copa Airlines, Air Panama and two other airlines fly from Managua to Bocas del Toro every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from Managua to Bocas Del Toro via Panama City, David, Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
20 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Managua to Bocas Del Toro via San Salvador, Cartagena, Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Managua to Bocas Del Toro via Panama City, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Managua to Bocas Del Toro via Panama City, San Jose, Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Managua to Bocas Del Toro via San Salvador, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
21 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Managua to Bocas Del Toro via San Salvador, San Jose, Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
21 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Managua to David via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Managua to David via San Jose, Panama City
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Managua to San Jose
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Bus operators
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from San José to Guápiles, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
yoviajocr.com
Bus from San José to Limón
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
TRACASA Transportes del Atlántico Caribeño
Phone
+506 - 27 68 87 32
Email
tracasa@tracasa.com
Bus from Guápiles to Puerto Limón
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
tracasa.com
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
mepecr.com
Bus from Limón to Sixaola
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Bus from San José to Sixaola
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Book at
mepecr.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
Panamá Regional Buses
Bus from David to Almirante
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Ferry operators
Boteros Bocatoñeros Unidos
Phone
(507) 757-9760
Email
boterosubocas@yahoo.com
Website
boterosunidos.bocas.com
Ferry from Almirante to Bocas del Toro
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
boterosunidos.bocas.com
Book at
boterosunidos.bocas.com

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