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There are 4 ways to get from Rivas to San José by bus, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus Grupo Caribeños  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cecilia to San Jose Santa Cecilia

$11 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus Marvelus Bus & Shuttle  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Rivas to San José

$41

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Rivas to San José 202.4 miles

$30 - $45

Local Bus, fly  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Rivas to Granada
  2. Fly from Managua (MGA) to San Jose (SJO) MGA - SJO

$97 - $182

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The cheapest way to get from Rivas to San José is to bus which costs $11 - $13 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rivas to San José is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rivas and arriving at San José. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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The distance between Rivas and San José is 253 km. The road distance is 323.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rivas to San José without a car is to bus which takes 7 h and costs $41.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Rivas to San José, including transfers.

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Rivas to San José bus services, operated by Marvelus Bus & Shuttle, depart from Rivas station.

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The quickest flight from Managua Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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Rivas to San José bus services, operated by Marvelus Bus & Shuttle, arrive at San José station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rivas to San José is 324 km. It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to drive from Rivas to San José.

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  • Distance: 158.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

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

Grupo Caribeños operates a bus from Rivas to San José 3 times a day. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Managua to San Jose
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Bus operators
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Santa Cecilia to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Buses Públicos Nicaragua
Shuttle from Rivas to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
elesteliano.com

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Copa Airlines offers flights from Managua Airport to San Jose Airport.

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