There are 4 ways to get from Santa Elena to Uvita by bus, shuttle, plane or ferry

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, shuttle, fly to San Jose  •  20h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Elena to Puerto Cayo
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto Cayo to Guayaquil Airport
  3. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to San Jose (SJO) GYE - SJO
  4. Take the bus from San José to Uvita

$434 - $858

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle, fly to David  •  19h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Elena to Puerto Cayo
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto Cayo to Guayaquil Airport
  3. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to David (DAV) GYE - DAV
  4. Take the bus from David to Uvita

$386 - $1,268

2 alternative options

Bus, shuttle, fly to Quepos  •  20h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Elena to Puerto Cayo
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto Cayo to Guayaquil Airport
  3. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to Quepos (XQP) GYE - XQP
  4. Take the bus from Quepos to Uvita

Bus, shuttle, fly to Tambor, ferry  •  22h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Elena to Puerto Cayo
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto Cayo to Guayaquil Airport
  3. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to Tambor (TMU) GYE - TMU
  4. Take the ferry from Montezuma to Uvita

$656 - $1,528

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Elena to Uvita is to bus and shuttle and fly which costs $430 - $900 and takes 20h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Elena to Uvita is to bus and shuttle and fly which costs $380 - $1,300 and takes 19h 16m.

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The distance between Santa Elena and Uvita is 1307 km.

It takes approximately 20h 52m to get from Santa Elena to Uvita, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Guayaquil Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 32m and has one stopover.

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Uvita is 1h behind Santa Elena. It is currently 11:09 AM in Santa Elena and 10:09 AM in Uvita.

LATAM Chile, Copa Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Guayaquil Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 213+ hotels available in Uvita. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Elena to Uvita.
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  • Distance: 1306.9 km
  • Duration: 20h 52m

What companies run services between Santa Elena, Ecuador and Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica?

There is no direct connection from Santa Elena to Uvita. However, you can take the bus to Puerto Cayo, take the walk to Puerto Cayo, take the shuttle to Guayaquil Airport, take the walk to Guayaquil airport, fly to San Jose, take the walk to Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, take the bus to Parque Metropolitano La Sabana, take the walk to La Sabana, take the bus to San José, take the walk to San José, then take the bus to Uvita. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Puerto Cayo, take the walk to Puerto Cayo, take the shuttle to Guayaquil Airport, take the walk to Guayaquil airport, fly to David, take the taxi to David, then take the bus to Uvita.

Airlines
Skyway
Website
skywaycr.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Quepos via Bogota, San Jose
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Guayaquil to Quepos via Panama City, San Jose
Ave. Duration
12h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Guayaquil to Quepos via San Salvador, San Jose
Ave. Duration
12h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Guayaquil to Quepos via Quito, Bogota, San Jose
Ave. Duration
10h 41m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Guayaquil to Quepos via Panama City, Guatemala City, San Jose
Ave. Duration
11h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Guayaquil to Tambor via Panama City, San Jose
Ave. Duration
10h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Guayaquil to Tambor via Bogota, San Jose
Ave. Duration
12h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from Guayaquil to Tambor via San Salvador, San Jose
Ave. Duration
11h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Guayaquil to Tambor via Panama City, Guatemala City, San Jose
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,800
Flights from Guayaquil to Tambor via Fort Lauderdale, San Jose
Ave. Duration
15h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Guayaquil to San Jose via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Guayaquil to San Jose via Panama City, Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
9h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Guayaquil to David via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guayaquil to San Jose via Bogota
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Guayaquil to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Guayaquil to San Jose via Quito, Bogota
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Guayaquil to San Jose via Lima
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Bus operators
Cooperativa Manglaralto
Phone
+593 4-278-0188
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santa Elena to Puerto Cayo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Palo Santo Travel Ecuador
Phone
+(593)995464860
Email
palosanto22@gmail.com
Website
whalewatchingecuador.com
Shuttle from Puerto Cayo to Guayaquil Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$140
Schedules at
whalewatchingecuador.com
Tracopa
Phone
+506 2775 0365, Whatsapp: +506 7298-3342
Email
info@tracopacr.com
Bus from San José to Uvita
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Bus from David to Uvita
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Transportes Delio Morales
Phone
+506 89221705, 85495010
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quepos to Uvita
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
southerncostarica.biz
Ferry operators
Zuma Tours
Phone
(506)-26420014
Email
info@zumatours.net
Website
zumatours.net
Ferry from Montezuma to Uvita
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
zumatours.net

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