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There are 5 ways to get from San José to Coiba by bus or plane

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

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Bus, travel  •  10h 6m

  1. Take the bus from San José to David
  2. Take the bus from David to Las Lajas
  3. Travel from Las Lajas to Coiba

4 alternative options

Bus, travel via Santiago  •  14h 22m

  1. Take the bus from San José to Paso Canoas
  2. Take the bus from Frontera to Santiago
  3. Take the bus from Santiago to Puerto Vidal
  4. Travel from Puerto Vidal to Coiba

Fly to Puerto Jimenez, bus, travel  •  11h 51m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJM) SJO - PJM
  2. Take the bus from Golfito to Paso Canoas
  3. Take the bus from Paso Canoas to David
  4. Take the bus from David to Las Lajas
  5. Travel from Las Lajas to Coiba

Fly to Golfito, bus, travel  •  10h 23m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Golfito (GLF) SJO - GLF
  2. Take the bus from Paso Canoas to David
  3. Take the bus from David to Las Lajas
  4. Travel from Las Lajas to Coiba

Fly to Panama City, bus, travel  •  11h 51m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Panama City (PTY) SJO - PTY
  2. Take the bus from Panama City to Santiago
  3. Take the bus from Santiago to Puerto Vidal
  4. Travel from Puerto Vidal to Coiba

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San José and Coiba is 373 km.

The best way to get from San José to Coiba without a car is to bus and travel which takes 10h 6m and costs .

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It takes approximately 10h 6m to get from San José to Coiba, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Puerto Jimenez Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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SANSA offers flights from San Jose Airport to Puerto Jimenez Airport.

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The best way to get from San José to San Jose Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from San José to Coiba.
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  • Distance: 373 km
  • Duration: 10h 6m

What companies run services between San José, Costa Rica and Coiba, Veraguas, Panama?

There is no direct connection from San José to Coiba. However, you can take the bus to David, take the bus to Las Lajas, then take the travel to Coiba. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Paso Canoas, take the walk to Frontera, take the bus to Santiago, take the bus to Puerto Vidal, then take the travel to Coiba.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
SANSA
Website
flysansa.com
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $360
Flights from San Jose to Golfito
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Bus operators
Tracopa
Phone
+506 2775 0365, Whatsapp: +506 7298-3342
Email
info@tracopacr.com
Bus from San José to David
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Bus from Paso Canoas to David
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Panama Local Buses
Bus from David to Las Lajas
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
horariodebuses.com
Bus from Panama City to Santiago
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
horariodebuses.com
Panachif
Phone
Frontera 727-7054, Panamá 314-6885 Boletería, 314-6919
Website
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from Frontera to Santiago
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from Panama City to Santiago
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Transgolfo
Bus from Golfito to Paso Canoas
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
yoviajocr.com

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