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There are 4 ways to get from Tamarindo to Arenal Volcano by bus, taxi, car or shuttle

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Bus, taxi  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Tamarindo to Liberia
  2. Take the bus from Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal to Cañas
  3. Take a taxi from Cañas to Arenal Volcano

$95 - $125

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Tamarindo to La Fortuna

$81 - $85

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Tamarindo to Liberia Tamarindo
  2. Take the bus from Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal to Cañas Terminal de Buses Municipal

$450 - $470

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Tamarindo to Arenal Volcano 122.9 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Tamarindo to Arenal Volcano is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tamarindo to Arenal Volcano is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Tamarindo and Arenal Volcano is 126 km. The road distance is 196.6 km.

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The best way to get from Tamarindo to Arenal Volcano without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 4 h 9 min and costs $95 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Tamarindo to Arenal Volcano, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tamarindo to Arenal Volcano is 197 km. It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to drive from Tamarindo to Arenal Volcano.

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There are 450+ hotels available in Arenal Volcano. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tamarindo to Arenal Volcano.
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  • Distance: 78.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

What companies run services between Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica and Arenal Volcano, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Tamarindo to Arenal Volcano via Liberia, Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal, Cañas, Cañas, and Tilarán in around 5 h 32 min.

Bus operators
Transportes La Pampa
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Tamarindo to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.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
Other operators
Taxi from Cañas to Arenal Volcano
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120

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