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

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Recommended option

Bus Empresa Alfaro  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Tamarindo to Caldera Tamarindo


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


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 $9 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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The distance between Tamarindo and Puntarenas is 115 km. The road distance is 181.9 km.

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

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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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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 $9 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Bus operators
Empresa Alfaro
+506 2222 2666
Bus from Tamarindo to Caldera
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Once daily
Estimated price
Schedules at
Bus from Tamarindo to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Twice daily
Schedules at
Transportes La Pampa
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Liberia to Puntarenas
Ave. Duration
3 h
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
Schedules at

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