There are 3 ways to get from Managua to Guanacaste by bus, shuttle or car

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  •  5 h 26 min

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

$3

2 alternative options

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

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 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
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Shuttle from San Juan del Sur to Liberia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Book at
marvelustravel.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Managua to Guanacaste?

The distance between Managua and Guanacaste is 197 km. The road distance is 215 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Managua to Guanacaste?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Managua to Guanacaste?

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

Is there a direct bus between Managua and Guanacaste?

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.

How long does it take to get from Managua to Guanacaste?

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