There are 7 ways to get from Panama City to Tamarindo by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Panama City to San Jose  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to San Jose (SJO) PTY - SJO

$226 - $520

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Panama Albrook to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus Tourist Panama / ...
  2. Take the bus from San José to Tamarindo

$50 - $98

5 alternative options

Fly Panama City Marcos A Gelabert to San Jose  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Panama City Marcos A Gelabert (PAC) to San Jose (SJO) PAC - SJO

$110 - $305

Fly Panama City to Liberia, bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to Liberia (LIR) PTY - LIR
  2. Take the bus from Liberia to Tamarindo

$208 - $1,678

Bus via Cañas  •  21 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Panama Albrook to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala to Cañas
  3. Take the bus from Cañas to Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal
  4. Take the bus from Liberia to Tamarindo

$55 - $103

Bus Expreso Panamá  •  27 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Panama City to San José Panama-San Jose
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo Terminal 7-10

$5,676

Drive  •  15 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Panama City to Tamarindo 625.6 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Panama City to Tamarindo is to bus which costs $50 - $100 and takes 20 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Panama City to Tamarindo is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $1,700 and takes 7 h 40 min.

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The distance between Panama City and Tamarindo is 708 km. The road distance is 1000.9 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 9 h 21 min to get from Panama City to Tamarindo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Panama City to Tamarindo. However, there are services departing from Panama Albrook and arriving at Tamarindo via San José. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Panama City, Panama and Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Copa Airlines fly from Panama City to Tamarindo every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Panama City to Tamarindo via San Jose Terminal Tica Bus and San José in around 20 h 35 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Panama City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Flights from Panama City to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Panama City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from Panama City Marcos A Gelabert to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $220
Bus operators
Transportes La Pampa
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Liberia to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
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
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Panama Albrook to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
TRALAPA Ltda
Phone
+506 2680 0392
Bus from San José to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transnorte de Upala
Phone
506- 2221 3318
Email
info@caribeños.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala to Cañas
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.com
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Cañas to Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com

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