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

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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

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

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The best way to get from Managua to Guanacaste without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 26 min and costs .

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

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Managua to Guanacaste bus services, operated by Horario De Buses, depart from Managua station.

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Managua to Guanacaste bus services, operated by Grupo Tranbasa, arrive at Liberia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Managua to Guanacaste is 215 km. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Managua to Guanacaste.

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There are 275+ hotels available in Guanacaste. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Managua to Guanacaste.
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  • Distance: 122.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

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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