There are 5 ways to get from Manuel Antonio National Park to Managua by taxi, bus, car or plane

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Taxi, bus  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manuel Antonio National Park to San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala to Cañas
  3. Take the bus from Cañas to Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal
  4. Take the bus from Bomba Liberia to Managua

$176 - $210

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Bus via Liberia  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Quepos to Puntarenas
  2. Take the bus from Puntarenas to Liberia
  3. Take the bus from Bomba Liberia to Managua

$30 - $38

3 alternative options

Bus  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Manuel Antonio to San José Tracopa Terminal Manuel Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San José to Managua Por Costanera

$34 - $59

Drive  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Manuel Antonio National Park to Managua 293.3 miles

$40 - $65

Bus, fly  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Manuel Antonio to San José Tracopa Terminal
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Managua (MGA) SJO - MGA

$95 - $183

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Manuel Antonio National Park to Managua. However, there are services departing from Manuel Antonio and arriving at Managua via Quepos, Puntarenas and Bomba Liberia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 38 min.

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The distance between Manuel Antonio National Park and Managua is 381 km. The road distance is 469.3 km.

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The best way to get from Manuel Antonio National Park to Managua without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 9 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 57 min to get from Manuel Antonio National Park to Managua, including transfers.

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Manuel Antonio National Park to Managua bus services, operated by Transportes Quepos Puntarenas, depart from Quepos station.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Managua Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Manuel Antonio National Park to Managua bus services, operated by Trans Nica, arrive at Managua station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manuel Antonio National Park to Managua is 469 km. It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to drive from Manuel Antonio National Park to Managua.

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Copa Airlines offers flights from San Jose Airport to Managua Airport.

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There are 158+ hotels available in Managua. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manuel Antonio National Park to Managua.
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  • Distance: 238.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 57 min

What companies run services between Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica and Managua, Nicaragua?

You can take a bus from Manuel Antonio National Park to Managua via Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Puntarenas, Liberia, and Bomba Liberia in around 11 h 38 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Managua
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Bus operators
Transnorte de Upala
Phone
506- 2221 3318
Email
info@caribeños.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala to Cañas
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.com
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Cañas to Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Bus from Puntarenas to Liberia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Trans Nica
Phone
Costa Rica: +506 – 4404-0500 / +506 – 2223 4242, Nicaragua: +505 8287-1188, Honduras: +504 2239-7933
Email
info@transnica.com
Website
transnica.com
Bus from Bomba Liberia to Managua
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
transnica.com
Bus from San José to Managua
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Schedules at
transnica.com
Transportes Quepos Puntarenas
Phone
TEL QUEPOS: +506-27770263 TEL PUNTARENAS: +506-26611345 TEL PARRITA: +506-27799058
Email
admin@tqpcr.com
Bus from Quepos to Puntarenas
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
tqpcr.com
Tracopa
Other operators
Taxi from Manuel Antonio National Park to San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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