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There are 6 ways to get from Manzanillo to Arenal Volcano by bus, taxi, car, plane 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.

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Bus, taxi  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Manzanillo to Limón
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Limón to Guápiles
  3. Take a taxi from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí to Arenal Volcano

$120 - $152

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Manzanillo to San José Gran Terminal del Caribe Manzanillo
  2. Take the bus from San José to Ciudad Quesada

$36 - $42

4 alternative options

Bus via Limón  •  10h 10m

  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  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from Manzanillo to Arenal Volcano 185.4 miles

$28 - $45

Bus, fly, shuttle  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Manzanillo to Limón
  2. Fly from Limon (LIO) to San Jose (SJO) LIO - SJO
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose to La Fortuna

$104 - $263

Shuttle, bus  •  11h 40m

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

$82 - $87

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The cheapest way to get from Manzanillo to Arenal Volcano is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Manzanillo to Arenal Volcano is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h 12m.

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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 8h 8m and costs $120 - $160.

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

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The quickest flight from Limon Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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

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SANSA offers flights from Limon Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 484+ hotels available in Arenal Volcano. Prices start at $31 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: 8h 8m

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 10h 10m.

Airlines
SANSA
Website
flysansa.com
Flights from Limon to San Jose
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $170
Bus operators
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
mepecr.com
Bus from Manzanillo to Limón
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Bus from Manzanillo to San José Gran Terminal del Caribe
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
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
1h 40m
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 Limón to San José
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Transnorte de Upala
Phone
506- 2221 3318
Email
info@caribeños.com
Bus from San Jose to San Carlos
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
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 José to Ciudad Quesada
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminal7-10.com
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Shuttle from San Jose to La Fortuna
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Book at
marvelustravel.com
Shuttle from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to San Jose
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Book at
marvelustravel.com
Other operators
Taxi from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí to Arenal Volcano
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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