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There are 3 ways to get from Managua to Liberia 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

$6

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

$29 - $30

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Managua to Liberia 134.3 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Managua to Liberia is to bus which costs $5 - $7 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Managua to Liberia. 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 Liberia is 189 km. The road distance is 214.8 km.

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The best way to get from Managua to Liberia without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 26 min and costs $5 - $7.

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

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

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

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

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There are 55+ hotels available in Liberia. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Managua to Liberia.
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  • Distance: 117.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

What companies run services between Managua, Nicaragua and Liberia, 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 Nicaragua
Website
horariodebuses.com
Bus from Managua to Rivas
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
horariodebuses.com
Bus from Managua to San Juan del Sur
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
horariodebuses.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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