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

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Bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Peñas Blancas to Liberia Peñas Blancas
  2. Take the bus from Liberia to Tamarindo Liberia / ...

$6

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Rivas to Tamarindo 117.9 miles

$17 - $26

Shuttle, bus  •  6 h 36 min

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

$30

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The cheapest way to get from Rivas to Tamarindo is to bus which costs $6 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rivas to Tamarindo is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rivas to Tamarindo. However, there are services departing from Rivas and arriving at Tamarindo via Peñas Blancas and Liberia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Rivas and Tamarindo is 127 km. The road distance is 188.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rivas to Tamarindo without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 17 min and costs $6.

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Rivas to Tamarindo, including transfers.

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

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Rivas to Tamarindo bus services, operated by Transportes La Pampa, arrive at Tamarindo station.

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Map of how to get from Rivas to Tamarindo.
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  • Distance: 79.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

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

You can take a bus from Rivas to Tamarindo via Peñas Blancas and Liberia in around 5 h 17 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
Transportes La Pampa
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Liberia to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com

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