Travellers often go through Tilarán on their way to or from La Fortuna. A huge thank you to adventure bus traveller Brian Driscoll for updating photos and prices on this page for 2017.
You can now book your tickets online in advance with a company called La Terminal. Here is their website: laterminalcostarica.com
Tilarán to San Jose
Schedule as of June 2017 – 5am (except Sundays and Holidays), 7am, 9:30am, 2pm, 5pm. See photo below. Trip costs 4020₡ and takes about 5hrs.
San José to Tilarán: Head to the Pulmitan de Liberia station in San José. Buses to Tilarán leave at 7:30am, 9:30am (except Sundays and Holidays), 12:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm. See photo of schedule below. The trip to Tilarán takes almost 5hrs and as May 2017 costs 4020₡. This bus passes the airport enroute.
Tilarán to La Fortuna
There are 3 buses each day for La Fortuna:
from Tilarán to La Fortuna: 7:00am, 12:15pm, 3:30pm
from La Fortuna to Tilarán : 6:30am, 11:30pm, 3:55pm
The cost as of June 2017 the cost is 2750₡ and takes 2-2.5 hours. See photo of schedule below from June 2017.
Tilarán to Monteverde
Here is the schedule for Monteverde
4:00am, 8:30am, 12:30pm, 5:00pm.
5:00am, 7:00am, 11:30am , 4:00pm
The cost as of Jan 2019 is 1300₡. The trip takes about 2hrs and 15min.
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