There are 5 ways to get from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nicoya by bus, car, shuttle, plane or taxi

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Bus, drive  •  10 h 1 min

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

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Bus  •  11 h 41 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 Nicoya San Jose

$17

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Bus via Santa Cruz  •  11 h 52 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 Santa Cruz

$20

Drive  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nicoya 256.7 miles

$35 - $60

Shuttle, fly, taxi  •  8 h 50 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. Take a taxi from Tambor to Nicoya

$276 - $436

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nicoya is to bus which costs $17 and takes 11 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nicoya is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 7 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nicoya. However, there are services departing from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and arriving at Nicoya via San Jose. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 41 min.

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The distance between Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and Nicoya is 300 km. The road distance is 410.8 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nicoya without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 41 min and costs $17.

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It takes approximately 10 h 1 min to get from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nicoya, including transfers.

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nicoya bus services, operated by Autotransportes MEPE, depart from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca station.

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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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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nicoya bus services, operated by Empresa Alfaro, arrive at Nicoya station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nicoya is 411 km. It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nicoya.

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  • Distance: 187.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 1 min

What companies run services between Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica and Nicoya, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nicoya via San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe and San Jose in around 11 h 41 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
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 to Caldera
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from San Jose to Nicoya
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
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
TRALAPA Ltda
Phone
+506 2680 0392
Bus from San Jose to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Other operators
Taxi from Tambor to Nicoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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

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There are 33+ hotels available in Nicoya. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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