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Costa Rica General Bus Schedule

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Route #200 – ALAJUELA / AIRPORT from San José – DEPARTURE: Daily, ev. 5 mins. A.2, C.10/14 from 4:00 to 22:00; RETURN: from 4:30 to 22:00hrs; 17 km; 30 minutes. Tuasa company, Tel. 2222-5325

Route #433 BARVA VOLCANO from Heredia – DEPARTURE: Mon.-Fri. from Central Market at 6:30, 11:00, 16:00; RETURN: 7:30, 13:00, 17:00. Sat. 6:30, 11:00, 16:00. Sun. 11:00, 16:00; RETURN: 1 hour later. Walk 6km to the park entrance, then 4km to the lagoon.

Route #725 BRIBRI from Limón – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Radio Casino at 5:00, 8:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 18:00, RETURN: 6:15, 9:00, 11:15,12:30, 14:15, 16:15; 2hrs $1.35 **. Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2758-1572

725 BRIBRI from San José – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Caribe at 6:00, 10:00, 13:30, 15:30 RETURN: 6:00, 8:30, 10:30, 15:30 Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2257-8129

223 BUTTERFLY FARM from Guacima Abajo in Alajuela – DEPARTURE: Daily, 1 block South, 1 block West from Tikal Supermarket at 6:20, 9:00, 11:00, 13:00; RETURN: 9:45, 11:45, 13:45, 15:45, 17:45; 22 km; 0:40 hrs.

750 CAHUITA (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Caribe at 10:00, 13:30, 15:30; RETURN: 7:30, 9:30, 11:00, 16:00; 195 km; 4:00 hrs. You can buy tickets in advance. $6.00 ** Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2257-8129

725 CAHUITA from Limón – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Radio Casino at 5:00, 8:00; 10:00, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00, 18:00; RETURN: Daily, 6:30, 7:30, 9:15, 11:00, 13:00, 16:00, 18:00, 18:15, 19:00; 1hr. $0.75 ** Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel 2758-1572

501 CAÑAS (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from just outside Terminal Coca Cola at 8:30, 10:20, 12:20, 13:20, 14:30, 16:45; Fri & Sun also at 18:15; RETURN: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 9:15, 12:15, 13:50 (Sun also 15:00 and 17:15); 188 km; 3:30 hrs.

300 CARTAGO (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: ev. day, ev. 0:10 from Terminal Cartago from 5:00 to 24:00; RETURN: from 4:45 to 23:00; 22 km; 0:45 hrs. On Fri/Sat buses also from 24:00 to 5:00 ev. hr. After 20:30 the bus leaves in front of Grand Hotel Costa Rica (Ave 2, Calle 3/5). Lumaca company. Tel. 25518506

205 CIUDAD QUESADA (SAN CARLOS) (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: ev. day, ev. hr. from Terminal Atlántico Norte from 5:00 to 19:30; RETURN: from 5:00 to 18:15; 110 km; 2:15 hrs. Atuo-Transportes San José-San Carlos company. 2255-4318

500 COCO BEACH (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from A.1/3,C.14 at 8:00, 14:00; RETURN: same; 251 km; 5:00 hrs. You can also take the bus from Liberia to Coco Beach ev. day: DEPARTURE: 5:30, 12:30 (14:00) 16:30; RETURN: 7:00 (9:15) 14:00. $4.50 ** Pulmita-Liberia company. Tel. 2222-1650

610 DOMINICAL from San Isidro – DEPARTURE: Daily, at 7:00, 9:00, 13:30, 16:00; RETURN: 7:00, 7:15, 14:45, 15:30 Pulmita-Liberia company. Tel. 2222-1650

610 DOMINICAL – SAN ISIDRO from Quepos – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Mercado Municipal at 5:00, 13:30; RETURN: 7:00, 13:30; 80 km; 3:30 hrs. Transportes Morales company. Tel. 2223-5567

599 FLAMINGO, BRASILITO AND POTRERO (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from ½ block west of Terminal Coca Cola at 8:00, 10:00; RETURN: 9:00, 14:00; 320 km; 6:00 hrs. $8.39 ** TRALAPA company. Tel. 2223-5859

516 FLAMINGO, BRASILITO AND POTRERO from Santa Cruz – DEPARTURE: Daily, at 6:30, 15:00; RETURN: 9:00, 17:00; Potrero 64 km TRALAPA company. Tel. 2223-5859

211 FORTUNA (Arenal Volcano) from San José – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Atlántico Norte at 6:15, 8:40, 11:30; RETURN: 12:45; 14:45, 130 km; 4:30 hrs. $3.76 ** Auto-Transportes San José-San Carlos company. Tel. 2255-4318

286 FORTUNA from Ciudad Quesada – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Parada Municipal at 6:00, 10:30, 13:00, 15:30, 17:15, 18:00; RET 5:00, 8:00, 12:15, 15:30. There are 4 different routes and we recommend Chachagua at DEPARTURE: 6:00 and 10:30 and RET 8:00, 12:15. Ask for details at the station. 40 kms, 1hr. $0.95 ** Auto-Transportes San José-San Carlos company. Tel. 2255-4318

1202 FORTUNA from Tilarán – DEPARTURE: Daily, at 7:00, 12:30; RETURN: 8:30, 17:30; 101 km; 4:00 hrs. $2 ** Auto-Transportes Tilarán company. Tel. 2222-3854

612 GOLFITO (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Alfaro / TRACOPA at 7:00, 15:00; RETURN: 5:00, 13:00; 339 km; 8 hrs. $5.70 ** TRACOPA company. Tel 2222-2666

GUAPILES AND BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK from San José – DEPARTURE: Mon. to Fri. from Terminal Atlántico Norte from 5:30 to 21:45 (ev. 0:30 hr.) Sat./Sun. from 6:00 to 21:00; RETURN: 5:30 to 19:00; 75km; 1:20 hrs. For Braulio Carillo, get off at the Zurquí or Quebrada González Station. Wait on highway for bus to come back. $1.36 ** Atlántico Norte company. 2256-8963

400B HEREDIA from San José – DEPARTURE: ev. day, ev. 0:10 from Terminal Heredia from 5:00 to 24:15 and at night from 24:15 to 4:00 a.m. ev. 0:30; RETURN: from 5:00 to 23:00; 11 km; 30 minutes. You can also take a minibus (400A) on A.2,C.10/12 ev. 0:15 from 6:00 to 20:00.

307 IRAZU VOLCANO (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Sat. and Sun. from A.2,C.1/3 opposite Gran Hotel Costa Rica at 8:00; RETURN: 12:15; 54 km; 1:30 hrs. You can also take this bus at Cartago ruins at 8:30.

655 JACO BEACH and Carara Biological Station (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Coca Cola at 7:30, 10:30, 15:30; RETURN: 5:00, 11:00, 15:00; 102 km; 2:30 hrs. $2.11 ** Transportes Morales S.A. company. Tel. 2223-5567

232 LAGUNA DE FRAIJANES from Alajuela – DEPARTURE: Mon.-Fri. 3 blocks west of Central Market at 9:00, 13:00, 16:15, 18:15; RETURN: 6:00, 10:00, 14:00, 17:00; 15 km; 0:50 hrs. Sat. 6:30, 8:00, Sun. 7:00, 17:15. Fraijanes opens Tue.-Sun. 9:00-15:30.

336 LANKESTER GARDENS (bus to Paraíso, from Cartago) – DEPARTURE: ev. day, ev. 0:30 from south side of Central Park Cartago from 5:00 to 22:30; RETURN: same; 8 km; 0:15 hrs. Get off at the entrance of the Gardens (in front of Campo Ayala) and walk ½ mile; open Daily, 8:00-15:00.

500 LIBERIA (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from A.1/3,C.14 at 6:00, 7:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 20:00; RETURN: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00; 217 km; 4:00 hrs. The 15:00 and 17:00 departing buses are direct; the 4:00 and 5:00 return buses are also direct. $3.76 ** Pulmita-Liberia company. Tel. 2222-1650

703 LIMON (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: ev. day, ev. hr. from Terminal Caribe from 5:00, 5:30, 6:45, from 7:30, to 18:30 ev. hr; RETURN: 5:00, 5:30, 6:45, from 7:30, to 19:00 ev. hr ; 162 km; 2:30 hrs. $2.86 ** Auto-Transportes Caribeños company. Tel. 2221-2596

1229 LOS CHILES Y CAÑO NEGRO (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Atlántico Norte at 5:30, 15:30; RETURN: 5:00, 15:00; 217 km; 5:00 hrs. Call the park administration for reservation of lodging and food, tel. 4601301; boat to the park at 7:30 Tue. and Thu. Atlántico Norte company. Tel. 2256-8963

750 MANZANILLO (express bus from San José) – DEP Daily, from Terminal Caribe at 16:00; RET 6:30. You can buy tickets in advance. $5.37 ** Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2257-8129

725 MANZANILLO from Limón – DEPARTURE: Daily, 6:00, 14:30; RETURN: 8:30, 17:00. 1:30 hrs. $1.56 **

675 MONTEVERDE (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Atlántico Norte at 6:30, 14:30; RETURN: 6:30, 14:30; 167 km; 4.5 hrs. $4.56 ** Transmonteverde. Tel. 2222-3854, 2645-5644

625 MONTEVERDE (Santa Elena) from Puntarenas – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Empresarios Unidos at 14:15, leaves Monteverde for Puntarenas at 6:00 am. Transmonteverde. Tel. 2222-3854, 2645-5644

~~MONTEZUMA AND MALPAIS BEACHES (CABO BLANCO NATL. PARK) from Puntarenas docks by boat -DEPARTURE: Daily, at 6:00, 11:00, 15:15; RETURN: 7:30, 12:00, 17:00; 1:30 hrs. Take the bus Paquera-Montezuma that is waiting for the boat; RETURN: 5:30, 10:00, 14:00. $1.79 **; to Malpaís from Cobano DEPARTURE: 10:30, 14:30; RETURN: 7:00, 12:00.

~~MONTEZUMA AND MALPAIS BEACHES (CABO BLANCO NATL. PARK) from Puntarenas docks by ferry -DEPARTURE:Daily, at 5:00, 8:45, 12:30, 14:00, 17:00, 20:15; RET 6:00, 8:30, 11:45, 14:30, 18:00, 20:30

~~NARANJO BEACH, Nicoya Península (ferry boat from Puntarenas) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from 1 block North Balneario/Ferry Salinero, at 3:15, 7:00, 10:50, 14:50, 19:00; RETURN: 5:10, 8:50, 12:50, 17:00, 21:00; 1:30 s.

503 NICOYA (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Alfaro at 6:30, 8:00, 10:00, 13:30, 14:00, 15:00, 17:00; RETURN: 5:00, 7:30, 9:00, 12:00, 14:30, 17:00; 296 km; 6:00 hrs. Buses from Liberia to Nicoya: ev. hr., from 5:00 to 19:00; RETURN: same. Buses from Santa Cruz to Nicoya DEPARTURE: ev. hr. from 6:30 to 21:30; RETURN: same. $5.20 ** Alfaro Bus company. 2222-2666

550 NICOYA from Liberia – DEPARTURE: Daily, at 6:00, 8:00, 11:00, 16:00; RETURN: 4:30, 5:30, 9:30, 14:30.

503 NOSARA from San José – DEPARTURE: Daily, Terminal Alfaro at 6:00; RETURN: 12:45; 361 km; 6:00 hrs. Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666

548 NOSARA, GARZA AND GUIONES from Nicoya – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Main Station at 13:00; RETURN: 6:00; Nosara 65 km.

339 OROSI VALLEY from Cartago – DEPARTURE: Mon. to Sat. ev. hour from South-west corner of the Church ruins at Cartago from 8:00 to 22:00; Microbus 13:30, 15:30; RETURN: same; 18 km; 0:40 hrs. Sun ev. 45 min. from 8:00 onwards. This bus will stop in front of the Orosi look-out point.

601 PALMAR NORTE (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Alfaro at 5:00, 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 13:00, 14:30, 18:00; RETURN: 5:25, 6:15, 8:15, 10:00, 13:00, 14:30, 16:45; 258 km; 5:00 hrs. $4.42 ** TRACOPA company. Tel. 2222-2666

570 PANAMA AND HERMOSA BEACHES (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from 1 block south of Terminal Atlántico Norte at 15:20; RETURN: 5:00; 265 km; 5:00 hrs. Connections from Liberia to these beaches DEPARTURE: 11:30, 19:00; RETURN: 5:00, 16:00. TRALAPA company. Tel. 2223-5859

~~ PAQUERA from Puntarenas by boat DEPARTURE: Daily, 6:00, 11:00, 15:15; RET 7:30, 12:30, 17:00.

601 PASO CANOAS (South Border) from San José – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Alfaro at 5:00, 7:30, 11:00, 13:00, 16:30, 18:00; RETURN: 4:30, 7:30, 9:00, 15:00; 349 km; 8:00 hrs. $6.03 ** TRACOPA company. Tel. 2222-2666

527 PLAYA HERMOSA from Liberia – DEPARTURE: Daily, at 7:30, 11:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:00; RETURN: 5:00, 6:00, 10:00, 16:00, 17:00.

1241 POAS VOLCANO (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Every day from A.2,C.12/14 (same as 200B) at 8:30; RETURN: 14:30; 55 km; 2:00 hrs

699 PUERTO JIMÈNEZ (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from just outside Terminal Atlántico Norte at 6:00, 12:00; RETURN: 5:00, 11:00; 378 km; 10:00 hrs. $6.26 ** Atlántico Norte company. Tel. 2256-8963

PUERTO JIMÈNEZ from Golfito by boat – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Municipal Dock (Muelle) at 11:00; RETURN: 6:00; 1:30 hrs. Puerto Jiménez is the gateway to Corcovado National Park. First call park admin. office tel. 2735-5036.

406 PUERTO VIEJO SARAPIQUí (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Atlántico Norte at 6:30, 8:00, 10:00, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 18:00; RETURN: 5:30, 7:00, 8:00, 11:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30, 17:30; 97 km; 1:30 hrs; Buy tickets. This bus goes through Braulio Carillo Nat’l Park. Buses through Heredia (scenic route – duration 4:00
hrs): DEPARTURE: Terminal Atlántico Norte at 6:30, 12:00, 15:00; RETURN: 7:75, 11:30, 16:15. $2.22 **. Atlántico Norte company. Tel. 2256-8963

284 PUERTO VIEJO SARAPIQUí from Ciudad Quesada – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Parada Municipal at 5:00, 17:30; RETURN: 5:45, 8:45, 12:15, 14:00, 15:30; 69 km; 3:00 hrs.

750 PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Caribe at 6:00, 10:00, 13:30, 15:30; RETURN:: 7:00, 9:00, 11:00, 16:00; 215 km; 4:30 hrs. You can buy tickets in advance. $4.42 ** Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2257-8129

725 PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA from Limón – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Radio Casino at 5:00, 8:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 18:00. RETURN: 6:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:30, 1:30; 1.5 hrs. $1.07 ** Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2758-1572

600 PUNTARENAS (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: ev. day, ev. 0:40 from Terminal Puntarenas from 6:00 to 19:00; RETURN: from 4:15 to 19:00; 110 km; 2:00 hrs. Empresarios Unidos company. Tel. 2222-0064

695 QUEPOS from Puntarenas – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Main Bus Station at 4:30, 10:30, 15:00; RETURN: 5:00, 11:00, 14:30; 231 km; 3:30 hrs.

613 QUEPOS AND MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Coca Cola at 6:00, 12:00, 18:00; RETURN: 6:00, 12:00, 17:00; 145 km; 3:30 hrs. Indirect bus to Quepos (5 hours): DEPARTURE: 7:00, 10:00, 14:00, 16:00; RETURN: 5:00, 8:00, 14:00 16:00. $4.72 ** Transportes Morales company. Tel. 2223-5567

QUEPOS from San Isidro El General – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Main Bus Station at 7:00, 13:30; RETURN: 5:00, 13:30; 231 km; 4 hrs.

REFUGIO NACIONAL DE VIDA SILVESTRE LA ENSENADA (Puntarenas) – take bus to Abangaritos DEPARTURE: Daily, from terminal Puntarenas at 10:45, 11:45, 16:45; RETURN: 5:45, 13:45; Hostel is available at $35.00 pp

548 SAMARA AND CARRILLO BEACHES from Nicoya – DEPARTURE: Daily, 3 blocks east of Nicoya Park at 8:00, 15:00, 16:00; RETURN: 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 13:30, 16:30; Samara 45 km.

503 SAMARA BEACH (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Alfaro at 12:30; RETURN: Mon.-Sat. 3:45; Sun. 13:00; 331 km; 6:00 hrs. $5.95 ** Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666

157 SAN IGNACIO DE ACOSTA from San José – DEPARTURE: ev. day, ev. hr. from A.12/14,C.8 in front of Baptist Church from 5:30 to 22:30; RETURN: from 4:30 to 21:00; 29 km; 1:00 hrs. This bus goes to Ram Luna restaurant in Tarbaca.

100 SAN ISIDRO (Chirripó National Park) (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: ev. day, ev. hr. from just outside Terminal Coca Cola from 5:30 to 17:00 (two different bus companies); RETURN: from 5:30 to 16:30; 136 km; 3:00 hrs. Buy ticket. To get to the entrance of Chirripo Natl. Park, take the bus to San Gerardo de Rivas from San Isidro at 5:00, 14:00; RETURN: 7:00, 16:00, costs $2.85.

204 SAN RAMÓN (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: ev. day, ev. hr. from Puntarenas from 5:15 to 19:30; RETURN: from 6:00 to 19:00; 1:00 hr.

599 SANTA CRUZ (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from ½ block west of Terminal Coca Cola at 7:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00; RETURN: 3:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:30, 8:30, 10:15, 11:30, 13:30, 17:00; 274 km; 5:00 hrs. Buses from Liberia to Santa Cruz: ev. hr. from 5:30 to 19:30; RETURN: same. $5.20 Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666

154 SANTA MARIA DE DOTA, los Santos (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Los Santos at 7:15, 9:00, 11:30, 12:30, 15:00, 17:00, 19:30; RETURN: 4:30, 5:40,7:15, 9:15, 12:00, 15:00, 17:00; 65 km; 2:30 hrs. This bus goes through San Marcos de Tarazú (buy ticket).

505 SANTA ROSA AND PEÑAS BLANCAS (from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from 100 mts north of Terminal Coca Cola at 4:30, 5:00, 7:00, 7:45, 13:20, 16:10; RETURN: 5:00, 7:15, 10:30, 10:40, 13:30, 14:45, 15:30. Only DEPARTURE: 4:30 , 7:00 and RET: 10:30, 13:30 are express buses. 293 km, 6:00 hrs.

608 SAN VITO from San José – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Alfaro at 5:45, 8:15, 11:30, 14:45; RETURN: 4:30, 7:30, 8:30, 10:00, 15:00. Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666

230 SARCHí from Alajuela – DEPARTURE: ev. day, ev. 0:30 from A.Ctl/1,C.8 from 5:00 to 22:00; RETURN: from 5:00 to 22:00; 52 km; 1:30 hrs. You can also take a direct bus from San José to Sarchí DEPARTURE: Mon.-Fri.12:15, 17:30, 17:55; Sat. only 12:00 (1:30 hrs, 70km).

701 SIQUíRRES from San José – DEPARTURE: ev. day, ev. hr. from Caribe at 6:30 and from 8:30 to 18:00; RETURN: 6:30, and from 8:30 to 18:00; 100 km, $2.15. Linaco company. Tel. 2221-1334

750 SIXAOLA (express bus from San José – gateway to Bocas del Toro, Panamá) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Caribe at 6:00, 10:00, 13:30, 15:30; RETURN: 5:00, 7:30, 9:30, 14:30. 240 km; 5 hrs. You can buy tickets in advance, $6.00. Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2257-8129

750 SIXAOLA from LIMÓN- DEPARTURE: Daily, from Radio Casino at 5:00, 8:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 18:00; RETURN: 5:00, 8:00, 10:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00; 4 hrs, $1.90 Auto-Transportes Mepe S.A. company. Tel. 2758-1572

503 TAMARINDO BEACH (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from Terminal Alfaro at 15:30; RETURN: 6:00, Sun. 6:00, 13:00; 285 km; 5:30 hrs; You can also make bus connections between Santa Cruz and Tamarindo. The bus leaves at 20:30 to Tamarindo; RETURN: 6:45 to Santa Cruz. Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666

(signo mar) TAMBOR BEACH (ferry from Puntarenas) – See Montezuma and Malpais beaches.

502 TILARÁN (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from ½ block north of Terminal Atlántico Norte at 7:30, 9:30, 12:45, 15:45, 18:30; RETURN: 4:45, 7:00, 7:45, 14:00, 17:00; DEPARTURE: 9:30 and RETURN: 4:45, don’t run on Sun; 191 km; 4:00 hrs. Buy ticket at terminal, $2.50 Auto-Transportes Tilarán company. Tel. 2222-3854

.591 TILARÁN from Santa Elena – DEPARTURE: Daily, at 7:00; RETURN: 13:00; 40 km; 3:00 hrs. Auto-Transportes Tilarán company. Tel. 2222-3854

302 TURRIALBA (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: ev. day, ev. hr. from Terminal Turrialba from 5:00 to 22:00; RETURN: from 5:00 to 21:00; 65 km; 1:30 hrs. Turrialba is the gateway to Guayabo National Monument. Buses leave on Sun. 9:00; RETURN: 17:00. TRANSTUSA company. Tel. 2222-4464

639 UVITA (Marino Ballena Nat’l Park) from San José – DEPARTURE: from Terminal Coca Cola Mon-Fri 15:00, Sat/Sun 5:30, 15:00, RET Mon-Fri 5:00, Sat/Sun 5:00, 13:00; 7 hrs… Be at terminal 1 hr in advance (Durintg th summer the 5:30 bus runs ev day), $5.00. Transportes Morales company. Tel. 2223-5567

175 UVITA (Marino Ballena Nat’l Park) from San Isidro – DEPARTURE: Daily, at 9:00, 16:00; RETURN: 6:00, 14:00, 2 hours, $1.80.

214 ZARCERO (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: ev. day, ev. hr. from Terminal Atlántico Norte from 5:00 to 19:30; RETURN: from 5:00 to 19:30; 77 km; 1:30 hrs. This is the Ciudad Quesada bus that goes through Zarcero.

International Buses
GUATEMALA CITY (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from terminal Tica Bus at 6:00, 7:30; RETURN: 12:00 (Guatemala); 60:00 hrs. Overnight stay in Managua and El Salvador. Tica Bus company. Tel. 2221-8954

TEGUCIGALPA HONDURAS (bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from terminal Tica Bus at 6:00, 7:30; RETURN: 7:30; 909 km; 48:00 hrs; Overnight stay in Managua. Tica Bus company. Tel. 2221-8954

MANAGUA NICARAGUA (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sun. from terminal Sirca at 5:45; RETURN: 6:00; 450 km; 11:00 hrs.

MANAGUA NICARAGUA (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from terminal Tica Bus at 6:00, 7:30; RETURN: 6:00, 7:00; 450 km; 11:00 hrs Tica Bus company. Tel. 2221-8954

MANAGUA NICARAGUA (express bus from San José)- DEPARTURE: Daily, from terminal Transnica at 5:30, RETURN: 7:00; 450 kms, 10 hrs. Deluxe Service. Transnica company. Tel. 2256-9072

CHANGUINOLA PANAMA from San José – DEPARTURE: Daily, from opposite terminal Alfaro (same as route 505) at 10:00; RETURN: 10:00; 225 km; 8:00 hrs. Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666

601 DAVID PANAMA (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from terminal Alfaro at 7:30; RETURN: 7:30; this is an extra bus; 400 km; 9:00 hrs, $9.00. Alfaro Bus company. Tel. 2222-2666

PANAMA CITY (express bus from San José) – DEPARTURE: Daily, from terminal Tica Bus at 22:00; RETURN: 12:00 (Panama time); 903 km; 20:00 hrs; Buy tickets in advance. Tica Bus company. Tel. 2221-8954

PANAMA CITY from San José- DEPARTURE: Daily, 275 at 14:00; RETURN: 12:30; 225 kms, 18 hrs (pay at the bus), $43.00 Round trip.

 

 

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