There are 4 ways to get from Managua to Guanacaste by bus, shuttle or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to Rivas
  2. Take the bus from Peñas Blancas to Liberia Peñas Blancas

$3

3 alternative options

Bus via Jinotepe  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to Jinotepe
  2. Take the bus from Jinotepe to Rivas
  3. Take the bus from Peñas Blancas to Liberia

$5

Bus, shuttle  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to San Juan del Sur
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Juan del Sur to Liberia

$27

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Managua to Liberia 134.3 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Managua to Guanacaste is to bus which costs $3 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Managua to Guanacaste is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Managua and Guanacaste is 197 km. The road distance is 214.8 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Managua to Guanacaste, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Managua to Guanacaste. However, there are services departing from Managua and arriving at Liberia via Rivas and Peñas Blancas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

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What companies run services between Managua, Nicaragua and Guanacaste, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Managua to Liberia via Rivas and Peñas Blancas in around 5 h 26 min.

Bus operators
Horario De Buses
Website
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Managua to Rivas
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Managua to Jinotepe
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Jinotepe to Rivas
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Managua to San Juan del Sur
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Grupo Tranbasa
Bus from Peñas Blancas to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
grupotranbasa.com

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