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There are 8 ways to get from Tamarindo to David by bus, shuttle, car, plane or taxi

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Bus, Microbus  •  13h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Tamarindo to San José Terminal 7-10
  2. Take the bus from San José to Paso Canoas
  3. Take the Microbus from Paso Canoas to David

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Tamarindo to San José
  2. Take the bus from San José Terminal TRACOPA to David, Panamá por Costanera

$23 - $31

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Bus, Pulmitan de Liberia, Microbus  •  14h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Tamarindo to Liberia
  2. Take the Pulmitan de Liberia from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose
  3. Take the bus from San José to Paso Canoas
  4. Take the Microbus from Paso Canoas to David

Shuttle, bus  •  17h 20m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Tamarindo to San José
  2. Take the bus from San José to Sixaola
  3. Take the bus from Changuinola to David

$72 - $80

Drive  •  9h 13m

  1. Drive from Tamarindo to David 340.5 miles

$50 - $75

Fly from Tamarindo, bus, Microbus  •  9h 42m

  1. Fly from Tamarindo (TNO) to San Jose (SJO) TNO - SJO
  2. Take the bus from San José to Paso Canoas
  3. Take the Microbus from Paso Canoas to David

Taxi to Nosara Beach, fly, bus, Microbus  •  11h 12m

  1. Take a taxi from Tamarindo to Nosara Beach
  2. Fly from Nosara Beach (NOB) to San Jose (SJO) NOB - SJO
  3. Take the bus from San José to Paso Canoas
  4. Take the Microbus from Paso Canoas to David

Shuttle, fly to Golfito, Microbus  •  11h 22m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Tamarindo to San José
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Golfito (GLF) SJO - GLF
  3. Take the Microbus from Paso Canoas to David

$149 - $261

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tamarindo to David is to bus which costs $23 - $35 and takes 14h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Tamarindo to David is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 9h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tamarindo to David. However, there are services departing from Tamarindo and arriving at David via San José / C 3, Av 3, San José and Paso Canoas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 26m.

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The distance between Tamarindo and David is 428 km. The road distance is 544.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tamarindo to David without a car is to bus and Microbus which takes 13h 26m and costs .

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It takes approximately 13h 26m to get from Tamarindo to David, including transfers.

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Tamarindo to David bus services, operated by Empresa Alfaro, depart from Tamarindo station.

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The quickest flight from Tamarindo Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Tamarindo to David bus services, operated by Terminales Panama David, arrive at David station.

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David is 1h ahead of Tamarindo. It is currently 2:59 PM in Tamarindo and 3:59 PM in David.

Map of how to get from Tamarindo to David.
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  • Distance: 267.6 miles
  • Duration: 13h 26m

What companies run services between Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica and David, Panama?

You can take a bus from Tamarindo to David via San José Terminal 7-10, San José / C 3, Av 3, San José / Av 12, C 20, San José, and Paso Canoas in around 13h 26m.

Airlines
SANSA
Website
flysansa.com
Flights from Tamarindo to San Jose
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $250
Flights from Nosara Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $280
Flights from San Jose to Golfito
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Bus operators
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Tamarindo to San José Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Tamarindo to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Terminales Panama David
Phone
+(507) 314 6228
Website
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from Paso Canoas to David
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Transportes La Pampa
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
TRALAPA Ltda
Phone
+506 2680 0392
Bus from Tamarindo to San José
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Tracopa
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
mepecr.com
Bus from San José to Sixaola
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Panamá Regional Buses
Bus from Changuinola to David
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Other operators
Taxi from Tamarindo to Nosara Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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Yes, the driving distance between Tamarindo to David is 545 km. It takes approximately 9h 13m to drive from Tamarindo to David.

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SANSA offers flights from Tamarindo Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in David. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tamarindo to Tamarindo Airport is to taxi which takes 6m and costs $6 - $8.

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