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

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Bus  •  12 h 11 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 Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo

$5,645

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Shuttle, bus  •  12 h 38 min

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

$64

4 alternative options

Bus via Caldera  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Limón to San José
  2. Take the bus from San Jose to Caldera
  3. Take the bus from Caldera to Tamarindo

Bus #2  •  13 h 30 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 Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo Terminal 7-10

$5,645

Drive  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Manzanillo to Tamarindo 307.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, shuttle  •  27 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Changuinola (CHX) to San Jose (SJO) CHX - SJO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose Intl Airport to JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort

$119 - $350

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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 Limón and San Jose Terminal 7-10. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 11 min.

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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 12 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 11 min 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 Changuinola Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 21 h 35 min 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 8 h 30 min to drive from Manzanillo to Tamarindo.

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Air Panama offers flights from Changuinola Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 542+ hotels available in Tamarindo. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manzanillo to Tamarindo.
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  • Distance: 222.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 11 min

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

You can take a bus from Manzanillo to Tamarindo via Limón, San José, and San Jose Terminal 7-10 in around 12 h 11 min.

Airlines
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from Changuinola to San Jose via Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Bus operators
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
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
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Limón to San José
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5,635
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from San Jose to Caldera
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Caldera to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
TRALAPA Ltda
Phone
+506 2680 0392
Bus from San José to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Costa Rica Travel Group Inc.
Phone
(506) 8849 - 8969
Email
reservations@transportation-costarica.com
Website
transportation-costarica.com
Shuttle from San Jose Intl Airport to JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
interbus.rezdy.com

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The best way to get from Manzanillo to Changuinola Airport is to drive which takes 58 min and costs .

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