Direct Buses to/from San José

Bus terminal in San Jose: Terminal 7-10
From the Airport (SJO): Take a taxi to the Villa Bonita bridge in Alajuela where the bus passes 30 min after the departure in San Jose.
To the airport (SJO): the bus stops right in front of the SJO airport.

Buses to Santa Teresa/ Mal Pais/ Montezuma:

Duration: 5.5 hrs / Cost: $12
Transportes Cóbano, Tel. 2642 1112 and 2519 9973

Departures Mon – Sun
from San Jose
6:00 am
2:30 pm
from Cobano
7:00 am
1:00 pm
from Montezuma
6:30 am
12:30 am
from Santa Teresa
6:00 am

The bus ticket also includes the 70 min ferry ride across the Gulf of Nicoya. Tickets can be bought in the bus terminal or at road stops from the driver directly. For an additional cost of $4 you can also reserve your ticket online.

The San Jose Bus Terminal

Alternatively you can take the bus to Puntarenas which leaves every 40 min from the terminal at Avd 12, Calle 16. In Puntarenas take the » ferry to Paquera and then continue by bus to Cobano / Montezuma / Santa Teresa / Malpais.


Duration: 4:30 hrs / Cost: $10
Empresas Alfaro, Tel. 2221 4214, 2223 2160

Departures Mon – Sun
from San Jose
10 am
12 am
1:30 pm
from Samara
4:30 am
7 am
10 am