It looks like the company has a new website: Groupos Caribeños – and they have added a schedule. Finally!
San José to Liberia
See schedule below. Directo buses are about 30minutes faster. Time to Liberia: 4.5hrs. Price 4205₡ (July 2018). This bus should pass the SJO airport in Alajuela. But always double-check with the driver when you get on.
San José to Upala
See schedule below. Time to Upala: 5hrs. Price 4610₡.
San José to Cañas
See schedule below. Time to Cañas: 3.5hrs. Price 2915₡.
San José to Playa del Coco
Three buses there and 3 buses back: 8am, 2pm and 4pm. Returning from Playa del Coco to San José at 4am, 8am and 2am. The price as of May 2017 is 4665₡. Travel time 5hrs. Also have a read through this great blog post by the Costa Rica travel experts, Mytanfeet for a play by play of their trip from San José to Playa del Coco. This bus should pass the SJO airport in Alajuela. But always double-check with the driver when you get on.
San José to Tilarán
See schedule below. Directo buses are about 30minutes faster. Time to Tilarán: 5hrs. Price 4020₡.
From Tilarán you can switch buses to one that heads to La Fortuna. Be aware that this is a very long trip. The bus to Tilarán is 5hrs and, although it looks close on the map, the onward bus to La Fortuna is also a few hours. In total you are looking at around 8-9hrs. If you are heading from San José to La Fortuna, the better option is to go to the 7-10 Station and get the direct bus to La Fortuna.
San José to Agua Claras
See schedule below. Time to Agua Claras: 5hrs. Price 3650₡.
San José to Las Juntas
See schedule below. Time to Las Juntas: 3.5hrs. Price 1845₡.
San José to Santa Cecilia
See schedule below. Time to Santa Cecilia: 5hrs. Price 3935₡.
If you are still planning for your upcoming trip, I am told this Trip Planner from Gecko Trail is quite useful to help you prioritize where you want to spend your time! Gecko Trail is a ICT certified Travel Agency that has great core values and gives back to the community. So much to see and do in this beautiful country!
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