There are 5 ways to get from San Juan del Sur to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by bus, shuttle, car 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.

Recommended option

Bus via Cañas  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from La Cruz to Liberia
  2. Take the bus from Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal to Cañas
  3. Take the bus from Cañas to San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala
  4. Take the bus from San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

$31 - $34

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Shuttle, Pulmitan de Liberia, bus  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Juan del Sur to Liberia
  2. Take the Pulmitan de Liberia from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose
  3. Take the bus from San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

$44

Bus Marvelus Bus & Shuttle  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Rivas to San José
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Gran Terminal del Caribe

$51

Drive  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Drive from San Juan del Sur to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 303 miles

$40 - $60

Local Bus, fly, bus  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Rivas to Granada
  2. Fly from Managua (MGA) to San Jose (SJO) MGA - SJO
  3. Take the bus from San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

$107 - $192

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Juan del Sur to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is to bus which costs $31 - $34 and takes 10 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Juan del Sur to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Juan del Sur to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. However, there are services departing from San Juan del Sur and arriving at Puerto Viejo de Talamanca via Rivas and San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 3 min.

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The distance between San Juan del Sur and Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is 384 km. The road distance is 484.7 km.

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The best way to get from San Juan del Sur to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca without a car is to shuttle and Pulmitan de Liberia and bus which takes 12 h 20 min and costs $44.

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It takes approximately 10 h 36 min to get from San Juan del Sur to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, including transfers.

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San Juan del Sur to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 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 55 min.

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Map of how to get from San Juan del Sur to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
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  • Distance: 240.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 36 min

What companies run services between San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua and Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from San Juan del Sur to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca via La Cruz, Liberia, Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal, Cañas, San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala, and San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe in around 10 h 36 min.

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
Grupo Tranbasa
Bus from La Cruz to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
grupotranbasa.com
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal to Cañas
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Transnorte de Upala
Phone
506- 2221 3318
Email
info@caribeños.com
Bus from Cañas to San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.com
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
mepecr.com
Bus from San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Shuttle from San Juan del Sur to Liberia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Book at
marvelustravel.com
Bus from Rivas to San José
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Book at
marvelustravel.com
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
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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