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There are 6 ways to get from Manzanillo to Tamarindo by bus, shuttle, car or plane

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Bus  •  11h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Manzanillo to San José Gran Terminal del Caribe Manzanillo
  2. Take the bus from San José Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo Terminal 7-10

$18 - $22

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Bus via Limón  •  11h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Manzanillo to Limón
  2. Take the bus from Limón to San José
  3. Take the bus from San José Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo

$16 - $21

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Shuttle, bus  •  12h 38m

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

$65 - $66

Drive  •  8h 30m

  1. Drive from Manzanillo to Tamarindo 307.7 miles

$45 - $70

Bus to Limon, fly  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Manzanillo to Limón
  2. Fly from Limon (LIO) to Tamarindo (TNO) LIO - TNO

$47 - $301

Shuttle to San Jose, fly  •  8h 29m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to San Jose
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Tamarindo (TNO) SJO - TNO

$153 - $316

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The cheapest way to get from Manzanillo to Tamarindo is to bus which costs $17 - $22 and takes 11h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Manzanillo to Tamarindo is to bus and fly which costs $45 - $310 and takes 7h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manzanillo to Tamarindo. However, there are services departing from Manzanillo and arriving at Tamarindo via San José Terminal 7-10. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 41m.

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The distance between Manzanillo and Tamarindo is 356 km. The road distance is 492.3 km.

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The best way to get from Manzanillo to Tamarindo without a car is to bus which takes 11h 41m and costs $17 - $22.

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It takes approximately 11h 41m to get from Manzanillo to Tamarindo, including transfers.

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Manzanillo to Tamarindo bus services, operated by Autotransportes MEPE, depart from Manzanillo station.

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There is no direct flight from Limon Airport to Tamarindo Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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Manzanillo to Tamarindo bus services, operated by Empresa Alfaro, arrive at Tamarindo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manzanillo to Tamarindo is 492 km. It takes approximately 8h 30m to drive from Manzanillo to Tamarindo.

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  • Distance: 222.7 miles
  • Duration: 11h 41m

What companies run services between Manzanillo, Limón, Costa Rica and Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Manzanillo to Tamarindo via San José Gran Terminal del Caribe and San José Terminal 7-10 in around 11h 41m.

Airlines
SANSA
Website
flysansa.com
Flights from Limon to Tamarindo via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Flights from San Jose to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Bus operators
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
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
Bus from Manzanillo to Limón
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from San José Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.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
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
TRALAPA Ltda
Phone
+506 2680 0392
Bus from San José to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
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SANSA offers flights from Limon Airport to Tamarindo Airport.

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