There are 6 ways to get from Managua to Puntarenas by bus, car, shuttle or plane

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, drive  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Jinotepe to Rivas
  2. Drive from Rivas to La Cruz
  3. Take the bus from La Cruz to Liberia
  4. Take the bus from Liberia to Puntarenas

$15 - $18

Cheapest option

Bus via Peñas Blancas  •  9 h 26 min

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

$8

4 alternative options

Bus, shuttle  •  10 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
  3. Take the bus from Liberia to Puntarenas

$32

Bus Trans Nica  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to San José
  2. Take the bus from San José to Puntarenas, Cantón Puntarenas, Provincia Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica

$34 - $53

Drive  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Managua to Puntarenas 217.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to San Jose (SJO) MGA - SJO
  2. Take the bus from San José to Puntarenas, Cantón Puntarenas, Provincia Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica

$81 - $164

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Managua to Puntarenas is to bus which costs $8 and takes 9 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Managua to Puntarenas is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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The distance between Managua and Puntarenas is 285 km. The road distance is 348.1 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 3 min to get from Managua to Puntarenas, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Managua to Puntarenas. However, there are services departing from Managua and arriving at Puntarenas via Rivas, Peñas Blancas and Liberia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Managua to Puntarenas.
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  • Distance: 178.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 3 min

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

You can take a bus from Managua to Puntarenas via Rivas, Peñas Blancas, and Liberia in around 9 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 Jinotepe to Rivas
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
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 La Cruz to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
grupotranbasa.com
Bus from Peñas Blancas to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
grupotranbasa.com
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Liberia to Puntarenas
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Empresarios Unidos
Phone
(506) 2221-6600
Website
eupsacr.com
Bus from San José to Puntarenas, Cantón Puntarenas, Provincia Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
eupsacr.com

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