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

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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

$8

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

$32

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Rivas to Puntarenas 154.6 miles

$23 - $35

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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.

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The distance between Rivas and Puntarenas is 195 km. The road distance is 247.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rivas to Puntarenas without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 47 min and costs .

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

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Rivas to Puntarenas bus services, operated by Grupo Tranbasa, depart from Peñas Blancas station.

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Rivas to Puntarenas bus services, operated by Reyna del Campo, arrive at Puntarenas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rivas to Puntarenas is 247 km. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from Rivas to Puntarenas.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Puntarenas. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rivas to Puntarenas.
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  • Distance: 121.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 47 min

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
$5
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com

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