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There are 3 ways to get from Tamarindo to Puntarenas by bus or car

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Bus Empresa Alfaro  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Tamarindo to Caldera Tamarindo

$8 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus Reyna del Campo  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Tamarindo to Liberia Tamarindo / ...
  2. Take the bus from Liberia to Puntarenas Liberia

$7 - $8

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Tamarindo to Puntarenas 113.7 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Tamarindo to Puntarenas is to bus which costs $6 - $8 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tamarindo to Puntarenas is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tamarindo to Puntarenas. However, there are services departing from Tamarindo and arriving at Puntarenas via Caldera. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between Tamarindo and Puntarenas is 115 km. The road distance is 181.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tamarindo to Puntarenas without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 15 min and costs $7 - $11.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Tamarindo to Puntarenas, including transfers.

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

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Tamarindo to Puntarenas bus services, operated by Empresa Alfaro, arrive at Caldera station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tamarindo to Puntarenas is 182 km. It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to drive from Tamarindo to Puntarenas.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Puntarenas. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tamarindo to Puntarenas.
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  • Distance: 72.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

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

Empresa Alfaro operates a bus from Tamarindo to Puntarenas once daily. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Bus operators
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Tamarindo to Caldera
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Tamarindo to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Transportes La Pampa
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Liberia to Puntarenas
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com

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