There are 7 ways to get from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Arenal Volcano by bus, taxi, car, shuttle or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, taxi  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Cahuita
  2. Take the bus from Cahuita to Limón
  3. Take the bus from Puerto Limón to Guápiles
  4. Take the bus from Guápiles, Costa Rica to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
  5. Take a taxi from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí to Arenal Volcano

$117 - $147

Cheapest option

Bus #2  •  11 h 5 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 to La Fortuna, Cantón San Carlos, Provincia Alajuela, 21007, Costa Rica

$34 - $39

5 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 59 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 to San Carlos San Jose

Bus via Limón  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Limón to San José Limon
  2. Take the bus from San Jose to San Carlos San Jose

Drive  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Arenal Volcano 177.3 miles

$26 - $40

Shuttle, fly, drive  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to San Jose
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Tambor (TMU) SJO - TMU
  3. Drive from Tambor to Arenal Volcano

$159 - $301

Shuttle, bus  •  10 h 40 min

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

$81 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Arenal Volcano is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Arenal Volcano is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and Arenal Volcano is 231 km. The road distance is 283.6 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Arenal Volcano without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 8 h 10 min and costs $110 - $150.

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It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to get from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Arenal Volcano, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Tambor Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Arenal Volcano is 284 km. It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Arenal Volcano.

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Avianca Costa Rica offers flights from San Jose Airport to Tambor Airport.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Arenal Volcano.
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  • Distance: 144.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 10 min

What companies run services between Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica and Arenal Volcano, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Arenal Volcano via San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe, San Jose, San Carlos, Ciudad Quesada, Cantón San Carlos, Provincia Alajuela, 21001, Costa Rica, and La Fortuna, Cantón San Carlos, Provincia Alajuela, 21007, Costa Rica in around 9 h 59 min.

Airlines
Avianca Costa Rica
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to Tambor
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Bus operators
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
mepecr.com
Bus from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Cahuita
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Bus from Cahuita to Limón
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
TRACASA Transportes del Atlántico Caribeño
Phone
+506 - 27 68 87 32
Email
tracasa@tracasa.com
Bus from Puerto Limón to Guápiles
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
tracasa.com
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Guápiles, Costa Rica to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Limón to San José
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Transnorte de Upala
Phone
506- 2221 3318
Email
info@caribeños.com
Bus from San Jose to San Carlos
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.com
Transportes San Carlos
Phone
2460-5064 - 2255-4300
Email
erickamendezcastro@hotmail.com
Website
plazasancarlos.com
Bus from San Jose to La Fortuna, Cantón San Carlos, Provincia Alajuela, 21007, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
terminal7-10.com
Bus from San José to Ciudad Quesada
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminal7-10.com
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Other operators
Taxi from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí to Arenal Volcano
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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