San José – Gran Terminal del Caribe

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At Gran Terminal del Caribe you can find buses to: Puerto Viejo* , Río Frío, Guápiles, Guácimo, Cariari, Squirres, Pocora, Limón, Peñas Blancas. This terminal also has a website with all of the schedules. Check it out here: grupocaribenos. Update on their website: something is weird on the site these days, maybe best to check the FB

Note that the Puerto Viejo destination here is not the popular caribean beach location near the Panama border. This bus leaves from the Terminal MEPE.


San Jose to Peñas Blancas (Border)

Buses leave from here for the border to Nicaragua, Peñas Blancas  – for years this ran out of the Deldu station and is why you may read that online. Buses go at 3am, 5am, 6am, 8:30am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4:45pm, 7pm. Price is ¢4625 (May 2017)

Peñas Blancas to San José: 3am, 4am, 6am, 8:30am, 10am, 12pm, 330pm, 5:30pm

A recent photo (May 2017) of the schedule is in the photos below.


To the Caribbean

San José to Limón, Siquirres, and Guapiles.

To get to Puerto Viejo, the popular caribean location near the Panama border from San José you need the MEPE station. The Groupo Caribeños does provide service to Puerto Viejo but only from that region. Buses leave for Puerto Viejo from Guápiles.

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Full Schedule
Photo taken May 2017

Photo taken May 2017


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  1. Al Sol

    does anyone know if Grupocaribenos buses headed to Liberia also leaves from this station? I saw something about them moving on their facebook page but not sure if it was the whole company or just the shipping”encomendia” part

    ? Alguien sabe si los buses hacia Liberia de Grupo Caribenos tambien parten de esta estacion?

    Gracias/ Thanks.

  2. Helaine Clennon

    Wow! Happy reading


    necesito saber si hay buses de peñas blancas a san jose? Gracias

  4. Yerilyn Ramírez

    Buenas quisiera saber si el día de hoy 1° de mayo del 2020 hay bis en la noche hacia el lado de limón y cuál sería el último que sale?

  5. Susanna

    We need to get from San Jose to Puerto Viejo, but it is not clear to me how this works, could anyone explain?

    Thank you very much!

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