There are 5 ways to get from Manzanillo to Arenal Volcano by bus, taxi, car or shuttle

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, taxi  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Manzanillo to Cahuita
  2. Take the bus from Cahuita to Limón
  3. Take the bus from Puerto Limón to Guápiles
  4. Take the bus from Guápiles, Costa Rica to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
  5. Take a taxi from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí to Arenal Volcano

$117 - $147

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe Puerto Viejo
  2. Take the bus from San Jose to La Fortuna, Cantón San Carlos, Provincia Alajuela, 21007, Costa Rica

$34 - $39

3 alternative options

Bus via Limón  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Manzanillo to Limón
  2. Take the bus from Limón to San José
  3. Take the bus from San Jose to San Carlos

Drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Manzanillo to Arenal Volcano 185.4 miles

$28 - $45

Shuttle, bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to San Jose
  2. Take the bus from San José to Ciudad Quesada

$81 - $85

Questions & Answers

The distance between Manzanillo and Arenal Volcano is 242 km. The road distance is 296.6 km.

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The best way to get from Manzanillo to Arenal Volcano without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 8 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 40 min to get from Manzanillo to Arenal Volcano, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manzanillo to Arenal Volcano is 297 km. It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to drive from Manzanillo to Arenal Volcano.

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There are 445+ hotels available in Arenal Volcano. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manzanillo to Arenal Volcano.
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  • Distance: 151.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 40 min

What companies run services between Manzanillo, Limón, Costa Rica and Arenal Volcano, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Manzanillo to Arenal Volcano via Limón, San José, San Jose, San Carlos, Ciudad Quesada, Cantón San Carlos, Provincia Alajuela, 21001, Costa Rica, and La Fortuna, Cantón San Carlos, Provincia Alajuela, 21007, Costa Rica in around 10 h 10 min.

Bus operators
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
mepecr.com
Bus from Manzanillo to Cahuita
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Bus from Cahuita to Limón
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Bus from Manzanillo to Limón
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Bus from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
mepecr.com
TRACASA Transportes del Atlántico Caribeño
Phone
+506 - 27 68 87 32
Email
tracasa@tracasa.com
Bus from Puerto Limón to Guápiles
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
tracasa.com
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Guápiles, Costa Rica to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Limón to San José
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Transnorte de Upala
Phone
506- 2221 3318
Email
info@caribeños.com
Bus from San Jose to San Carlos
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.com
Transportes San Carlos
Phone
2460-5064 - 2255-4300
Email
erickamendezcastro@hotmail.com
Website
plazasancarlos.com
Bus from San Jose to La Fortuna, Cantón San Carlos, Provincia Alajuela, 21007, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
terminal7-10.com
Bus from San José to Ciudad Quesada
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminal7-10.com
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Other operators
Taxi from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí to Arenal Volcano
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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