There are 6 ways to get from Nicoya to Uvita by car, ferry or bus

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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Drive, ferry  •  5h 13m

  1. Drive from Nicoya to Montezuma
  2. Take the ferry from Montezuma to Uvita Montezuma

$90 - $95

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Bus #2  •  12h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Nicoya to San Jose Nicoya
  2. Take the bus from San José to Uvita Via Uvita / ...

$15 - $20

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Bus via Puntarenas  •  10h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz to Esparza
  2. Take the bus from Puntarenas to Quepos
  3. Take the bus from Quepos to Uvita

Bus  •  11h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz to San José 503 A Tamarindo
  2. Take the bus from San José to Uvita Via Uvita / ...

$19 - $23

Bus, Pulmitan de Liberia  •  12h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Nicoya to Liberia
  2. Take the Pulmitan de Liberia from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose
  3. Take the bus from San José to Uvita

$19 - $23

Drive  •  5h 15m

  1. Drive from Nicoya to Uvita 301.2 km

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Nicoya to Uvita is to bus which costs $14 - $20 and takes 12h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Nicoya to Uvita is to drive and ferry which costs $90 - $95 and takes 5h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nicoya to Uvita. However, there are services departing from Nicoya and arriving at Uvita via Santa Cruz, Esparza, Puntarenas and Quepos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 53m.

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The distance between Nicoya and Uvita is 217 km. The road distance is 301.2 km.

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The best way to get from Nicoya to Uvita without a car is to bus via Puntarenas which takes 10h 53m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 13m to get from Nicoya to Uvita, including transfers.

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Nicoya to Uvita bus services, operated by TRALAPA Ltda, depart from Santa Cruz station.

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Nicoya to Uvita bus services, operated by Transportes Delio Morales, arrive at Uvita station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nicoya to Uvita is 301 km. It takes approximately 5h 15m to drive from Nicoya to Uvita.

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There are 213+ hotels available in Uvita. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nicoya to Uvita.
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  • Distance: 217 km
  • Duration: 5h 13m

What companies run services between Nicoya, Costa Rica and Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Nicoya to Uvita via Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Esparza, Puntarenas, Quepos, and Uvita in around 10h 53m.

Bus operators
TRALAPA Ltda
Phone
+506 2680 0392
Bus from Santa Cruz to Esparza
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Santa Cruz to San José
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transportes Quepos Puntarenas
Phone
TEL QUEPOS: +506-27770263 TEL PUNTARENAS: +506-26611345 TEL PARRITA: +506-27799058
Email
admin@tqpcr.com
Bus from Puntarenas to Quepos
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
tqpcr.com
Transportes Delio Morales
Phone
+506 89221705, 85495010
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quepos to Uvita
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
southerncostarica.biz
Bus from San José to Uvita
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
southerncostarica.biz
Tracopa
Phone
+506 2775 0365, Whatsapp: +506 7298-3342
Email
info@tracopacr.com
Bus from San José to Uvita
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Transportes La Pampa
Website
transporteslapampa.net
Bus from Nicoya to Liberia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
transporteslapampa.com
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Nicoya to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Ferry operators
Zuma Tours
Phone
(506)-26420014
Email
info@zumatours.net
Website
zumatours.net
Ferry from Montezuma to Uvita
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
zumatours.net

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