This is a huge station and feels a lot more organized and clean than Terminal de Oriente. Buses pull up to their respective departure points and they are all clearly labeled. In front of some you can find a little hut with an employee inside to answer any questions you may have. Buses run very regularly and they even have a working website (amazing) where you can check your routes and times! There are way too many schedules to list so have a look: here.
City bus to the Terminal de Occidente
In the City, bus 34-B will take you to the Terminal from the San Benito area. If you are at the Tica Bus station or at the La Zona hostel you can check the bus stop here in Google Maps. From the Ceiba de Guadeloupe the 34-A will get you there. These two also pass the Terminal de Occidente and continue along to Terminal de Oriente. There are likely more city bus options, but these are the two we have taken more than a few times.
Terminal de Occidente to La Libertad (or Tunco, Sunzal)
You can get both a regular bus and an a/c microbus to La Libertad (or continue on to Tunco or Sunzal). The regular bus leaves from inside the station and the a/c microbus 102A will pass in front on the highway.
Terminal de Occidente to Santa Ana
You have a couple of different bus options for Santa Ana as well. There are regular buses and especial (nice red coloured a/c TUDO bus). We aren’t 100% sure if the TUDO leaves from inside the station or from the street out in front, but ask and someone will tell you. We will clarify soon!
Terminal de Occidente to Sonsonate
Off to the left when you walk into the station you will find both a regular bus ($1) and an especial (a/c, $1.30) leaving for Sonsonate. If you’re travelling on a Friday or Saturday there is sure to be a big lineup. But buses essentially pull up, fill up, and pull away and another one comes right away. Buses leave every 20 minutes or so.
More destination information coming soon…
Ruta 102 – La Libertad
Ruta 107 – Teotepeque
Ruta 108 – San Juan Opico y Joya de Cerén
Ruta 192 – La Perla
Ruta 202 – Ahuachapán y Chalchuapa
Ruta 201 – Santa Ana y Sitio Arqueológico San Andrés
Ruta 205 – Sonsonate
Ruta 406 – Frontera La Chinamas
Ruta 498 – Candelaria de la Frontera y Frontera La Hachadura
If you have taken the bus in and out of the Terminal de Occidente then leave us a comment below about where you went and how the trip was. Help us complete the information on this page and also help your fellow travellers.