There are 4 ways to get from Tamarindo to San Juan del Sur by bus, car or shuttle

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Recommended option

Bus, drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Tamarindo to Liberia
  2. Take the bus from Liberia to La Cruz
  3. Drive from La Cruz to San Juan del Sur

$10 - $14

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Tamarindo to Liberia Tamarindo
  2. Take the bus from Liberia to Peñas Blancas Liberia

$5

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Tamarindo to San Juan del Sur 122.7 miles

$18 - $27

Bus, shuttle  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Tamarindo to Liberia Tamarindo
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Liberia to San Juan del Sur

$29

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Tamarindo to San Juan del Sur. However, there are services departing from Tamarindo and arriving at San Juan del Sur via Liberia, Peñas Blancas and Rivas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 36 min.

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The distance between Tamarindo and San Juan del Sur is 106 km. The road distance is 196.3 km.

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The best way to get from Tamarindo to San Juan del Sur without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Tamarindo to San Juan del Sur, including transfers.

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Tamarindo to San Juan del Sur bus services, operated by Transportes La Pampa, depart from Tamarindo station.

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Tamarindo to San Juan del Sur bus services, operated by Grupo Tranbasa, arrive at Peñas Blancas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tamarindo to San Juan del Sur is 196 km. It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to drive from Tamarindo to San Juan del Sur.

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There are 193+ hotels available in San Juan del Sur. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tamarindo to San Juan del Sur.
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  • Distance: 66.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

What companies run services between Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica and San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua?

You can take a bus from Tamarindo to San Juan del Sur via Liberia, Peñas Blancas, and Rivas in around 5 h 36 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
Twice daily
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Grupo Tranbasa
Bus from Liberia to La Cruz
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
grupotranbasa.com
Bus from Liberia to Peñas Blancas
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
grupotranbasa.com

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