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

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Bus via Dominical

  1. Take the bus from Puntarenas to Quepos

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Puntarenas to Quepos
  2. Take the bus from Quepos to San Isidro

2 alternative options

Bus via San José

  1. Take the bus from Puntarenas to San José Empresarios Unidos
  2. Take the bus from San José to San Isidro de El General

Drive

  1. Drive from Puntarenas to Rivas

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The cheapest way to get from Puntarenas to Rivas is to bus which costs $18 - $24 and takes 5h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Puntarenas to Rivas is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 4h 8m.

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It is 143 km from Puntarenas to Rivas. It is approximately 219.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Puntarenas to Rivas without a car is to bus via Dominical which takes 4h 51m and costs $50 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Puntarenas to Rivas, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puntarenas to Rivas is 219 km. It takes approximately 4h 8m to drive from Puntarenas to Rivas.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Rivas. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 143.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 51m

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

Transportes Quepos Puntarenas operates a bus from Puntarenas to Quepos every 4 hours. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

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
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
tqpcr.com
Grupo Blanco
Phone
(506) 2771-2550
Email
contraloriadeservicios@grupoblanco.cr
Website
grupoblanco.cr
Bus from Quepos to San Isidro
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
blancotiquete.com
Empresarios Unidos
Phone
(506) 2221-6600
Website
eupsacr.com
Bus from Puntarenas to San José Empresarios Unidos
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
eupsacr.com
MUSOC S.A.
Phone
+506 2222-2422, +506 2771-0414
Email
info@musoccr.com
Bus from San José to San Isidro de El General
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
musoccr.com

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