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

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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

$11

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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

$34 - $35

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 54 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

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The cheapest way to get from Managua to Puntarenas is to bus which costs $10 - $12 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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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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The distance between Managua and Puntarenas is 285 km. The road distance is 348.1 km.

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The best way to get from Managua to Puntarenas without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 26 min and costs $10 - $12.

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It takes approximately 9 h 26 min to get from Managua to Puntarenas, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Managua Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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Managua to Puntarenas bus services, operated by Reyna del Campo, arrive at Puntarenas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Managua to Puntarenas is 348 km. It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to drive from Managua to Puntarenas.

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  • Distance: 178.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 26 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
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $170
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
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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Copa Airlines offers flights from Managua Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Puntarenas. Prices start at $30 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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