There are 5 ways to get from Managua to Liberia by bus, shuttle, car or plane

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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

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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

Fly, bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to San Jose (SJO) MGA - SJO
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Airport to Bomba Liberia

$94 - $185

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The cheapest way to get from Managua to Liberia is to bus which costs $3 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 $3.

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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, depart from Managua station.

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The quickest flight from Managua Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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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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  • 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.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Managua to San Jose
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $170
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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Copa Airlines offers flights from Managua Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Liberia. Prices start at $23 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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