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There are 4 ways to get from Manuel Antonio National Park to Drake Bay by bus, ferry or car

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, ferry via Palmar Norte  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Quepos to Palmar Norte Terminal Tracopa
  2. Take the ferry from Sierpe to Bahía Drake Sierpe

$27 - $33

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Quepos to La Palma 699 San José

$19 - $22

2 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  9h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Quepos to Sierpe Terminal Tracopa
  2. Take the ferry from Sierpe to Bahía Drake Sierpe

$26 - $34

Drive  •  4h 8m

  1. Drive from Manuel Antonio National Park to Drake Bay 135.6 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Manuel Antonio National Park to Drake Bay is to bus which costs $19 - $22 and takes 8h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Manuel Antonio National Park to Drake Bay is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 4h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manuel Antonio National Park to Drake Bay. However, there are services departing from Manuel Antonio and arriving at Bahía Drake via Quepos, Quepos and La Palma. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 51m.

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The distance between Manuel Antonio National Park and Drake Bay is 95 km. The road distance is 217 km.

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The best way to get from Manuel Antonio National Park to Drake Bay without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 7h 16m and costs $27 - $35.

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It takes approximately 7h 16m to get from Manuel Antonio National Park to Drake Bay, including transfers.

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Manuel Antonio National Park to Drake Bay bus services, operated by Grupo Blanco, depart from Quepos station.

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Manuel Antonio National Park to Drake Bay bus services, operated by Grupo Blanco, arrive at La Palma station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manuel Antonio National Park to Drake Bay is 217 km. It takes approximately 4h 8m to drive from Manuel Antonio National Park to Drake Bay.

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There are 98+ hotels available in Drake Bay. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manuel Antonio National Park to Drake Bay.
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  • Distance: 59.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 16m

What companies run services between Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica and Drake Bay, Costa Rica?

Grupo Blanco operates a bus from Manuel Antonio National Park to Drake Bay twice daily. Tickets cost $13 and the journey takes 4h 35m.

Bus operators
Tracopa
Phone
+506 2775 0365, Whatsapp: +506 7298-3342
Email
info@tracopacr.com
Bus from Quepos to Palmar Norte
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Bus from Quepos to Sierpe
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Grupo Blanco
Phone
(506) 2771-2550
Email
contraloriadeservicios@grupoblanco.cr
Website
grupoblanco.cr
Bus from Quepos to La Palma
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
grupoblanco.cr
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Sierpe to Bahía Drake
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
toursdrakebay.com

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