There are 4 ways to get from Puntarenas to Nicoya by bus or car

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Bus TRALAPA Ltda  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Esparza to Santa Cruz

$9

Cheapest option

Bus Empresa Alfaro  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Caldera to Nicoya San Jose

$7

2 alternative options

Bus Reyna del Campo  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Puntarenas to Liberia Puntarenas
  2. Take the bus from Liberia to Nicoya

$8

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Puntarenas to Nicoya 79.9 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Puntarenas to Nicoya is to bus which costs $8 and takes 5 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puntarenas to Nicoya is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puntarenas to Nicoya. However, there are services departing from Puntarenas and arriving at Nicoya via Esparza and Santa Cruz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

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The distance between Puntarenas and Nicoya is 70 km. The road distance is 127.8 km.

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The best way to get from Puntarenas to Nicoya without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 9 min and costs $9.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Puntarenas to Nicoya, including transfers.

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Puntarenas to Nicoya bus services, operated by TRALAPA Ltda, depart from Esparza station.

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Puntarenas to Nicoya bus services, operated by TRALAPA Ltda, arrive at Santa Cruz station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puntarenas to Nicoya is 128 km. It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to drive from Puntarenas to Nicoya.

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

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  • Distance: 43.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

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

TRALAPA Ltda operates a bus from Puntarenas to Nicoya every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 2 h 43 min.

Bus operators
TRALAPA Ltda
Phone
+506 2680 0392
Bus from Esparza to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Puntarenas to Liberia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Transportes La Pampa
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Caldera to Nicoya
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com

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