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

$9

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

$33

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

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
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Managua to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $210
Avianca Costa Rica
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Managua to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
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 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
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Liberia to Puntarenas
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Shuttle from San Juan del Sur to Liberia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Book at
marvelustravel.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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Managua to Puntarenas?

The distance between Managua and Puntarenas is 285 km. The road distance is 348 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Managua to Puntarenas?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Managua to Puntarenas?

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

Is there a direct bus between Managua and Puntarenas?

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.

How long does it take to get from Managua to Puntarenas?

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