There are 3 ways to get from Puntarenas to Rivas by bus, shuttle or car

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Bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Puntarenas to Liberia Puntarenas
  2. Take the bus from Liberia to Peñas Blancas Liberia

$8

2 alternative options

Bus, shuttle  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Puntarenas to Liberia Puntarenas
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Liberia to San Juan del Sur

$32

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Puntarenas to Rivas 155.1 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Puntarenas to Rivas is to bus which costs $8 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puntarenas to Rivas is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puntarenas to Rivas. However, there are services departing from Puntarenas and arriving at Rivas via Liberia and Peñas Blancas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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The distance between Puntarenas and Rivas is 195 km. The road distance is 248.1 km.

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The best way to get from Puntarenas to Rivas without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 2 min and costs $8.

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Puntarenas to Rivas, including transfers.

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Puntarenas to Rivas bus services, operated by Reyna del Campo, depart from Puntarenas station.

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Puntarenas to Rivas bus services, operated by Grupo Tranbasa, arrive at Peñas Blancas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puntarenas to Rivas is 248 km. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from Puntarenas to Rivas.

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There are 240+ hotels available in Rivas. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 121.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

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

You can take a bus from Puntarenas to Rivas via Liberia and Peñas Blancas in around 6 h 2 min.

Bus operators
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Puntarenas to Liberia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Grupo Tranbasa
Bus from Liberia to Peñas Blancas
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
grupotranbasa.com

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