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There are 4 ways to get from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo by car, bus or shuttle

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Drive, bus  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from San Juan del Sur to La Cruz
  2. Take the bus from La Cruz to Liberia
  3. Take the bus from Liberia to Tamarindo

$10 - $15

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 52 min

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

$5 - $8

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo 122.7 miles

$18 - $27

Shuttle, bus  •  5 h 15 min

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

$28 - $30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo is to bus which costs $5 - $8 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo. However, there are services departing from San Juan del Sur and arriving at Tamarindo via Rivas, Peñas Blancas and Liberia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 52 min.

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The distance between San Juan del Sur and Tamarindo is 106 km. The road distance is 196.3 km.

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The best way to get from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 52 min and costs $5 - $8.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo, including transfers.

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San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo bus services, operated by Grupo Tranbasa, depart from Peñas Blancas station.

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San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo bus services, operated by Transportes La Pampa, arrive at Tamarindo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo is 196 km. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo.

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There are 570+ hotels available in Tamarindo. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo.
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  • Distance: 66.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

What companies run services between San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua and Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo via Rivas, Peñas Blancas, and Liberia in around 5 h 52 min.

Bus operators
Grupo Tranbasa
Bus from La Cruz to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
grupotranbasa.com
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com

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