Public transportation in Costa Rica might be confusing since there is not much information about it, and that is the reason for this bus schedule. San José is perfect to use as a hub to get to as many places as possible. The farthest towns are at most 6 hours away, but most of them are 3 hours. Most of our tours let you experience different regions and activities one day at a time, but sometimes you just want to go alone, stay longer, or just let the trip flow on its own.
Lunes (L) Monday, Martes (K) Tuesday, Miercoles (M) Wednesday, Jueves (J) Thursday, Viernes (V) Friday, Sábado (S) saturday, Domingo (D) Sunday.
This is a new bus terminal, it has stores, mini-market, food-court and pharmacy. Is is located in a sketchy area, so we do not recommend walking there with backpacks or luggage. Inside of it you will be safe. Taking an Uber from The Garden to this terminal should be around 5$. Time can take from 12 to 25 min. Bus Schedule and routes:
|Jaco||5$||S-D-L (6,7,9,11 am 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 pm) K-V (7,9,11 am 1,3,5,7 pm)||7-10
|Monteverde||6$||L-D (6:30 am, 2:30 pm)||7-10
|La Fortuna||6$||L-D (6:15, 8:40, 11:50)||7-10
|Samara||8$||L-D (12md, 5pm)||7-10
|Tamarindo||10$||L-D (11:30 am, 3:30pm)||7-10
|Nosara||10$||L-D (5:30 am)||7-10
|Cobano (Montezuma, Santa Teresa, Malpaís)||15,50$||L-D (6:00 am, 2:00 pm)||7-10
Located in the grupo Caribeños terminal, you will find coffee shops and small restaurants. They have a lot of bus routes, but the one we found of interest is the one to El Coco beach. Taking an Uber from The Garden to this terminal should be around 6$, time can take from 12 to 25 min. Bus Schedule and routes:
|Playas del Coco||8$||L-D (8:00 am, 2:00, 4:00 pm)||Pulmitan|
Tracopa has the bus routes going to the south Pacific. The terminal has a coffee shop. They also have plenty of bus routes, we are featuring the main ones, the Sierpe is the one to take if going to Corcovado. Taking an Uber from The Garden to this terminal should be around 7$, time can take from 15 to 30 min. Bus Schedule and routes:
|Manuel Antonio||7,50$||L-D (6,9,10:30, 12 am) (1:15, 2:30 6, 7:30 pm)||Tracopa|
|Sierpe||12$||L-D (8:30 am)||Tracopa|
Tuasa is the terminal that has the Alajuela Buses, from here you can take a bus to the airport for around 1$. It is located downtown, right next to San Juan Hospital, over the 2nd avenue. There is an option of going to Poas Volcano by bus (check if the park is open, due to volcanic activity it has been closed) by taking a bus to Alajuela, and then from Alajela to Poas. Taking an Uber from The Garden to this terminal should be around 6$, time can take from 12 to 25 min. Bus Schedule and routes:
|SJO AIRPORT||1$||every 15 minutes from 4:30am to 10:30 pm||tuasa|
|POAS (leaves from Alajuela terminal, you have to take one bus to alajuela and then take the one to poas)||7.15$ (roundtrip)||8:30 AM||tuasa|
Mepe is very close to Terminal 7-10. They have bus routes to the Caribbean. Taking an Uber from The Garden to this terminal should be around 5$, time can take from 12 to 25 min. Bus Schedule and routes:
|Puerto Viejo||9$||L-D (6,10,12 am 2,4 pm)||mepe|
|Cahuita||8$||L-D (6,10,12 am 2,4 pm)||mepe|
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