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There are 2 ways to get from Manzanillo to Bocas del Toro (State) by bus or car

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Bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Manzanillo to Cahuita
  2. Take the bus from Cahuita to Sixaola
  3. Take the bus from Almirante to Changuinola

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Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Manzanillo to Changuinola 33.2 miles

$3 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Manzanillo to Bocas del Toro (State) is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manzanillo to Bocas del Toro (State) is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manzanillo to Bocas del Toro (State). However, there are services departing from Manzanillo and arriving at Changuinola via Cahuita, Sixaola, Changuinola and Almirante. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 59 min.

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The distance between Manzanillo and Bocas del Toro (State) is 38 km. The road distance is 53.1 km.

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The best way to get from Manzanillo to Bocas del Toro (State) without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to get from Manzanillo to Bocas del Toro (State), including transfers.

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Manzanillo to Bocas del Toro (State) bus services, operated by Autotransportes MEPE, depart from Manzanillo station.

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Manzanillo to Bocas del Toro (State) bus services, operated by Union de Buses Panama Changuinola, arrive at Changuinola station.

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Bocas del Toro (State) is 1 h ahead of Manzanillo. It is currently 11:50 PM in Manzanillo and 12:50 AM in Bocas del Toro (State).

Yes, the driving distance between Manzanillo to Bocas del Toro (State) is 53 km. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Manzanillo to Bocas del Toro (State).

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  • Distance: 23.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 59 min

What companies run services between Manzanillo, Limón, Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro (State), Panama?

You can take a bus from Manzanillo to Changuinola via Cahuita, Sixaola, Sixaola, Changuinola, and Almirante in around 6 h 59 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 Sixaola
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Union de Buses Panama Changuinola
Phone
+(507) 303 6326
Bus from Almirante to Changuinola
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
grantnt.com

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There are 126+ hotels available in Bocas del Toro (State). Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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