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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 47 min

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

$9

2 alternative options

Shuttle, bus  •  8 h 6 min

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

$33

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Rivas to Puntarenas 154.6 miles

$23 - $35

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

You can take a bus from Rivas to Puntarenas via Peñas Blancas and Liberia in around 6 h 47 min.

Bus operators
Grupo Tranbasa
Bus from Peñas Blancas to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
grupotranbasa.com
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Liberia to Puntarenas
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Shuttle from San Juan del Sur to Liberia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Book at
marvelustravel.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Rivas to Puntarenas?

The distance between Rivas and Puntarenas is 195 km. The road distance is 247 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rivas to Puntarenas?

The cheapest way to get from Rivas to Puntarenas is to bus which costs $9 and takes 6 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Rivas to Puntarenas?

The quickest way to get from Rivas to Puntarenas is to drive which takes 3 h 51 min and costs $23 - $35.

Is there a direct bus between Rivas and Puntarenas?

No, there is no direct bus from Rivas to Puntarenas. However, there are services departing from Rivas and arriving at Puntarenas via Peñas Blancas and Liberia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 47 min.

How long does it take to get from Rivas to Puntarenas?

It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from Rivas to Puntarenas, including transfers.