There are 3 ways to get from Rivas to San José by bus, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Rivas to San José

$41

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Rivas to San José 202.4 miles

$30 - $45

Local Bus, fly  •  5 h 28 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 drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 4 h 59 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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The distance between Rivas and San José is 253 km. The road distance is 323.9 km.

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The bus from Rivas to San José takes 7 h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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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 quickest flight from Managua Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Rivas to San José.
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  • Distance: 158.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

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

Marvelus Bus & Shuttle operates a bus from Rivas to San José twice daily. Tickets cost $41 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Managua to San Jose
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Bus operators
Buses Públicos Nicaragua
Shuttle from Rivas to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
elesteliano.com

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