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There are 4 ways to get from Puntarenas to Costa Rica by bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Bus Empresarios Unidos  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Puntarenas, Cantón Puntarenas, Provincia Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica to San José

$5

Cheapest option

Bus Empresa Alfaro  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Caldera to San José Terminal 7-10 Tamarindo

$3 - $5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puntarenas to San José 61.5 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Puntarenas to San José 61.5 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Puntarenas to Costa Rica is to bus which costs $5 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puntarenas to Costa Rica is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 1 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Puntarenas, Cantón Puntarenas, Provincia Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica and arriving at San José. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Puntarenas and Costa Rica is 90 km. The road distance is 98.4 km.

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The best way to get from Puntarenas to Costa Rica without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $5.

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The bus from Puntarenas, Cantón Puntarenas, Provincia Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica to San José takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Puntarenas to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Empresarios Unidos, depart from Puntarenas, Cantón Puntarenas, Provincia Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica station.

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Puntarenas to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Empresarios Unidos, arrive at San José station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puntarenas to Costa Rica is 98 km. It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to drive from Puntarenas to Costa Rica.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Costa Rica. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 56.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

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

Empresarios Unidos operates a bus from Puntarenas to San José hourly. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Bus operators
Empresarios Unidos
Phone
(506) 2221-6600
Website
eupsacr.com
Bus from Puntarenas, Cantón Puntarenas, Provincia Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica to San José
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
eupsacr.com
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Caldera to San José Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Other operators
Taxi from Puntarenas to San José
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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