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

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

Drive, bus  •  4 h 27 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

$11 - $14

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 7 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 15 min

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

$18 - $27

Shuttle, bus  •  5 h 30 min

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

$30

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 6 h 7 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
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Book at
empresaalfaro.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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo?

The distance between San Juan del Sur and Tamarindo is 106 km. The road distance is 196 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo?

The cheapest way to get from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo is to bus which costs $6 and takes 6 h 7 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo?

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

Is there a direct bus between San Juan del Sur and Tamarindo?

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 6 h 7 min.

How long does it take to get from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo?

It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from San Juan del Sur to Tamarindo, including transfers.