There are 5 ways to get from Puntarenas to Alajuela by bus, taxi 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.

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Bus via San Ramón  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Puntarenas to San Ramón
  2. Take the bus from San Ramón to Naranjo
  3. Take the bus from Naranjo to Alajuela, Cantón Alajuela, Provincia Alajuela, 20101, Costa Rica

$5

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Puntarenas to San José Empresarios Unidos

$5

Taxi, bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puntarenas to Atenas, Cantón Atenas, Provincia Alajuela, 20501, Costa Rica
  2. Take the bus from Atenas, Cantón Atenas, Provincia Alajuela, 20501, Costa Rica to Alajuela, Cantón Alajuela, Provincia Alajuela, 20101, Costa Rica

$89 - $104

Taxi  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puntarenas to Alajuela 53.4 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Puntarenas to Alajuela 53.4 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Puntarenas to Alajuela is to bus which costs $6 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puntarenas to Alajuela is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puntarenas to Alajuela. However, there are services departing from Puntarenas and arriving at Alajuela, Cantón Alajuela, Provincia Alajuela, 20101, Costa Rica via San Ramón and Naranjo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Puntarenas and Alajuela is 69 km. The road distance is 85.5 km.

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The best way to get from Puntarenas to Alajuela without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 13 min and costs $6.

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It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Puntarenas to Alajuela, including transfers.

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Puntarenas to Alajuela bus services, operated by Empresarios Unidos, depart from Puntarenas station.

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Puntarenas to Alajuela bus services, operated by TUAN Transportes Unidos Alajuela Naranjo, arrive at Alajuela, Cantón Alajuela, Provincia Alajuela, 20101, Costa Rica station.

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Map of how to get from Puntarenas to Alajuela.
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  • Distance: 43 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 13 min

What companies run services between Puntarenas, Costa Rica and Alajuela, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Puntarenas to Alajuela via San Ramón and Naranjo in around 3 h 13 min.

Bus operators
Empresarios Unidos
Phone
(506) 2221-6600
Website
eupsacr.com
Bus from Puntarenas to San Ramón
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
eupsacr.com
Bus from Puntarenas to San José Empresarios Unidos
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
eupsacr.com
Compañía Carbachez
Phone
506 24511284
Bus from San Ramón to Naranjo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
facebook.com
TUAN Transportes Unidos Alajuela Naranjo
Phone
50622582004
Bus from Naranjo to Alajuela, Cantón Alajuela, Provincia Alajuela, 20101, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sanjosecostarica.org
Coopetransatenas
Phone
506 2446 5767
Bus from Atenas, Cantón Atenas, Provincia Alajuela, 20501, Costa Rica to Alajuela, Cantón Alajuela, Provincia Alajuela, 20101, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
coopetransatenas.com
Other operators
Taxi from Puntarenas to Atenas, Cantón Atenas, Provincia Alajuela, 20501, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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