Direct Buses to/from San José, Costa Rica
Mal Pais, Santa Teresa and Montezuma:
Transportes Cóbano, Tel. 2642 1112 and 2221 7479
Bus Terminal in San José: Atlántico Norte (also called San Carlos) Calle 12 Av. 7 - 9
Travel Time: 5 hrs. Cost: $ 15
The bus includes the 1-hour ferry ride across the Gulf of Nicoya
|Mal Pais/St Teresa||San José||6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m|
|Montezuma||San José||6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m|
|Cobano||San José||7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m|
|San José||Mal Pais/St Teresa
|6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m|
If the direct bus schedules do not suit you, you can also take the Bus from San José to Puntarenas which departs every 40 min from the
bus terminal at Avd 12, Calle 16.
Once in Puntarenas you take the Ferry to Paquera. In Paquera at the ferry terminal there are busses to take you to Cobano and on to Montezuma, Santa Teresa and Malpais. The last bus from Paquera is at 6:30 p.m. It meets the ferry departing Puntarenas at 5:00 p.m. If you are on a later ferry you must take a taxi to Montezuma or Malpais which might cost up to $50.
Cobano to Santa Teresa / Mal Pais: 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 17:15
Santa Teresa / Mal Pais to Cobano: 7:15, 11:30, 15:30
Cobano to Montezuma: 5:00, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 19:30
Montezuma to Cobano: 5:30, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:00, 20:00
Empresas Alfaro, Tel. 2222 2666
Travel Time: 4:45 hrs. Cost: approx $ 13
The bus drives via Puntarenas, Tempisque Bridge, Nicoya to Samara.
|Samara||San José||4:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.|
|San José||Samara||6:30 a.m. and 12:00 m.d.|
These are the direct buses to Samara.
There are more travel options where you change buses in Nicoya » Costa Rica Bus Schedules
Playa Coyote and San Miguel:
Empresas Arsa, Tel. 2650 0179
Travel Time: 6 hrs. Cost: approx $ 8
The bus route is Puntarenas, Tempisque Bridge to Jicaral where you change busses. From Jicaral you drive with a smaller bus to San Francisco de Coyote and on to San Miguel and Bejuco.
|Bejuco||San José||2:15 a.m. and 12:30 m.d.|
|San Miguel||2:40 a.m. and 12:45 m.d.|
|S.F. de Coyote||3:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.|
|San José||S.F. de Coyote
|6:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.|