Buses

Direct Buses to/from San José

Santa Teresa/ Mal Pais/ Montezuma:

Transportes Cóbano, Tel. 2642 1112 and 2519 9973 / Cost: $ 14 / Duration: 5.5 hrs
Bus Terminal in San José: Nueva Megaterminal, Avenida 7, Calle 10, contiguo al Cine Líbano
The bus ticket also includes the ferry (70 min across the Gulf of Nicoya). If there is still space in the bus you can buy your ticket right away from the driver. Sometimes however the bus is already full. To reserve your space you can buy your ticket online: La Terminal (plus $3)

Departures Mon – Sat
from San Jose
6:30 am
from Cobano
8:30 am
from Montezuma
8:00 am
from Santa Teresa
7:30 am
 
Departures on Sundays
from San Jose
3:00 pm
from Cobano
3:00 pm
from Montezuma
2:30 pm
from Santa Teresa
2:00 pm

The San Jose Bus Terminal

 
Another alternative is to 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.

To / From the Airport (SJO):
Take a taxi to the Villa Bonita bridge in Alajuela. Here the bus passes about 30 min after the departure in the terminal. On your way back (TO the airport) the bus drops you off right in front of the SJO airport.

Local Buses:

Cobano to Santa Teresa:     5:20, 6:45, 9:00, 10:45, 12:00*, 14:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:45*
Santa Teresa to Cobano:     3:00, 6:00*, 7:50, 9:50, 11:50, 13:50*, 15:50, 17:00, 18:00, 20:30
* connects to the direct bus to/from San Jose
Cobano to Montezuma:     5:00, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30*, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 19:30*
Montezuma to Cobano:     6:20*, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:20*, 16:15, 17:30, 19:45
Cobano to Paquera (Ferry):     4:00, 7:00*, 8:45; 10:45, 12:30, 14:45*, 16:45
Paquera (Ferry) to Cobano:     6:30; 8:20, 10:45*, 12:45, 15:30, 16:15, 18:30*

Samara:

Empresas Alfaro, Tel. 2221 4214, 2223 2160 / Cost: approx $ 9 / Duration: 4:30 hrs
Bus Terminal in San José: Alfaro Bus Station, 150 meters northwest from the Coca Cola terminal
The travel route goes via Puntarenas – Tempisque Bridge – Nicoya – Samara.

Departures Mon – Sat
from San Jose
12 am
from Samara
4:30 am
 
Departures on Sundays
from San Jose
12 am
from Samara
1:00 pm

There are more options if you change buses in the town of Nicoya. » Costa Rica Bus Schedules