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

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Bus Transportes Quepos Puntarenas  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Puntarenas to Quepos
  2. Take the bus from Quepos to Palmar Norte Terminal Tracopa

$10 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Puntarenas to San José Empresarios Unidos
  2. Take the bus from San José Tracopa Terminal to Palmar Norte Terminal Tracopa / ...

$12 - $16

Bus #2  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Puntarenas, Cantón Puntarenas, Provincia Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica to San José
  2. Take the bus from San José Tracopa Terminal to Palmar Norte Terminal Tracopa / ...

$12 - $16

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Puntarenas to Palmar Norte 149.5 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Puntarenas to Palmar Norte is to bus which costs $10 - $14 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puntarenas to Palmar Norte is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puntarenas to Palmar Norte. However, there are services departing from Puntarenas and arriving at Palmar Norte via Quepos and Quepos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Puntarenas and Palmar Norte is 189 km. The road distance is 239.2 km.

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The best way to get from Puntarenas to Palmar Norte without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs $10 - $14.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Puntarenas to Palmar Norte, including transfers.

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Puntarenas to Palmar Norte bus services, operated by Transportes Quepos Puntarenas, depart from Puntarenas station.

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Puntarenas to Palmar Norte bus services, operated by Tracopa, arrive at Palmar Norte station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puntarenas to Palmar Norte is 239 km. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from Puntarenas to Palmar Norte.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Palmar Norte. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Puntarenas to Palmar Norte.
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  • Distance: 117.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Puntarenas to Palmar Norte via Quepos and Quepos in around 5 h 55 min.

Bus operators
Transportes Quepos Puntarenas
Phone
TEL QUEPOS: +506-27770263 TEL PUNTARENAS: +506-26611345 TEL PARRITA: +506-27799058
Email
admin@tqpcr.com
Bus from Puntarenas to Quepos
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
tqpcr.com
Tracopa
Phone
+506 2775 0365, Whatsapp: +506 7298-3342
Email
info@tracopacr.com
Bus from Quepos to Palmar Norte
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Bus from San José Tracopa Terminal to Palmar Norte
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Empresarios Unidos
Phone
(506) 2221-6600
Website
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
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

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