La Libertad

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La Libertad has no main central bus terminal. When you look at google maps you will find a few bus stops listed in the centre town and these are correct. Basically, when coming and going from La Libertad just ask someone or even just look around you. There are so many busses coming and going through this small area that it’s almost impossible not to find the one you need!


La Libertad to El Tunco, Sunzal

Take bus 80. This bus goes back and forth between Sunzal and La Libertad and runs every 15 to 20 minutes from 4:30am to around 5:30pm. The cost is $0.25. You can also take the 192, 192A, 192B if it passes. These buses go between La Libertad and La Perla, Chiltiupan and Teotepeque, respectively. All of these buses will pass El Tunco enroute. Basically, almost every bus that passes gets you to/from La Libertad but ask the driver just to be sure before you get on.


La Libertad to El Zonte

You can take the 192, 192A or 192B which head to La Perla, Chiltiupan and Teotepeque, respectively. Have a look at the map for the main spots these bus stop and go there and look for your bus number. The busses pretty much all leave from within a half block distance to each other so it wont be hard to find. In general, they run about every half hour from 7am to ~5:30pm.


La Libertad to Sonsonate

There are two buses per day (287) that go from La Libertad all the way to Sonsonate: 6am and 1:30pm. This bus takes about 20min to get to El Tunco from La Libertad so you can factor in that time, however the bus sometimes leaves early, so it’s best to be waiting a bit early. Going the other way, bus 287 leaves Sonsonate for La Libertad at 5:50am and 3:30pm.

Check the Sonsonate page for instructions on how to get to Juayúa, Ataco, Santa Ana or Ahuachapán. If you are continuing on to these places.


La Libertad to San Salvador

Option 1:  Take an ordinary bus. The 102 (regular) bus. This bus arrives at the Terminal de Occidente. Total cost ~$1.25

Option 2:  Take a nice A/C microbus (102A). These buses run between Sunzal and San Salvador and passes La Libertad on the way. They leave every 20-30 minutes from 6am until ~7pm the 102A will pass.  The cost is $1.50 and takes about 1hr. In San Salvador they leave from the Punto de microbuses ruta 102 and pass the Terminal de Occidente and the Estación Ceiba de Guadalupe**  in the San Benito area.  The trip takes about 45 minutes.

**The Estación Ceiba de Guadalupe is a great spot to know if you don’t want to head all the way into the Terminal de Occidente to change buses. Basically most of the buses departing from the Terminal de Occidente pass this spot.  It is also located very close to the Tica Bus station in San Benito.


La Libertad to Airport

Take the 187 that is heading to Comalapa. Let the money guy know you want to get off and switch to the airport bus. From there you will need to get to the spot to stand on the highway headed to the airport. Ask a local to point you in the right direction. From there take the 138 microbus to the Airport. We will be updating this very soon with more detailed information! Have a look at the El Salvador International Airport page for photos and more info.


La Libertad to Tamanique

Haven’t done this but we are told to take the 187A. It leaves every hour and takes one hour.


La Libertad to Zacatecoluca

I had locals tell me you can take the 540 bus all the way to Zacatecoluca  but I have not done it but will soon.

I am also told there is a 177 to San Vicente.


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We do note 100% guarantee accurate information. In general the majority of buses operate between just before sunrise until sunset. Times are listed when we have them, but remember, you are in El Salvador and even the locals say the schedules are 'loco' sometimes. Always plan enough time in your day for travel and plan to be at your destination before the sun sets. Avoid arriving when it's getting dark. Short distance buses will cost between $0.25 and $1.50 and longer distance buses $1.50-$3.00. Some routes offer more than one class of travel: regular class and especial which often has a/c and makes fewer stops but cost a little more. Also, know that you and only you are responsible for your own health and safety in your travels and the choices you make. Travel safe and travel smart - and have fun!






Sonsonate San Salvador El Tunco

Zacatecoluca, San Vicente, Comalapa, Tamanique


Main entrance to the Muelle (the dock)

Photo taken: March 30, 2016

The streets around the various bus stops are full of vendors like this

Photo taken: March 30, 2016

Bus 107: San Salvador to Teotepeque which passes La Libertad

Photo taken: March 30, 2016

Bus 102: San Salvador to La Libertad

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Bus 192A to Chiltiupan

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Bus 192B to Teotepeque

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Bus 540 to Zacatecaluca

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Bus for Route 13

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Central La Libertad

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Central La Libertad

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Centro Comercial El Faro - where you can find a large grocery store as well as coffee shops, a Subway sandwich shop, fast food, ice cream and a few other things. About 800 meters from where all of the main bus stops are. Buses will also pass by here.

Photo taken: March 30, 2016

A more close up look at Centro Comercial El Faro.

Photo taken: March 30, 2016

La Libertad from the Dock

Photo taken: March 30, 2016

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3 travel tips for La Libertad - share your tips below!

  1. Amandine

    The bus 102 is 0.60$, and end at “Parque Simon Bolivar”

  2. Amandine

    Took the bus from Sonsonate to La Libertad. There is no change, the information are still correct.

    Also have been from La Libertad to Tamanique. I think there is no bus until 10:30 am because I’ve waited from 8:40 without seing any. Then the last bus leaving Tamanique is at 4pm. So to see the waterfalls is better to take the 10:30am bus, to have enough time to visit until the last bus.

  3. shoooj

    took 102 from la libertad to san salvador about a week ago. the fare was $0.59, and the ride took just over an hour. the bus stopped briefly in front of terminal de occidente, then continued east on blvr. venezuela. so be ready to jump off at tdo if that’s where you want to get off, because it was not the final stop.

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