The Mercado Bisne is Chinandega’s main terminal. It is a big open space where busses drive in one end and leave out the other. All of the ordinary chicken busses are lined up and clearly marked in one area and the microbuses in another.
If you are heading to Potosi, Jiquilillo, El Viejo or Mechapa you need to head to El Mercadito. A taxi should cost you 20C$ (cordobas) and take about 5 minutes. Don’t be shocked if someone gets in the taxi with you, most of them are colectivos.
Chinandega to Managua
You will arrive in Managua at the Mercado Israel Lewites.
(microbus), 87C$, leaves when full, from 4:30am to 5:30pm, about 2hrs
(bus) 77C$, expresso, leaves 26times per day from 4:30am to 5:50pm, 2.5hrs
Chinandega to Leon
You will arrive at the main terminal in León. Both microbus and regular chicken bus are available.
(microbus) leaves when full, ~40C$, ~1hr (4:30am – 8pm)
(bus) every 20 minutes, ~18C$, 1.5hr (4:30am – 6pm)
Chinandega to the Border (Guasaule)
(bus)37C$, every 25mins from 4am to 5pm, about 2hrs
(microbus)~58C$, 4:30am to 7pm, leaves when full about 1h 40min.
Chinandega to Matagalpa
Only two times pre day at 5am (maybe 5:30am) and 2pm (maybe 2:45pm) to Matagalpa. Sorry, another spot where we consistently got two different answers. The trip takes about 3.5hrs.
Chinandega to El Corinto
(bus) about every 15 minutes from 5am to 6pm
Chinandega to Chichigalapa
(bus) about every 11 minutes from 5am to 7pm. The cost is 10C$ and takes about 25minutes
(microbus) no info but assuming often, cheap and quick!
Chinandega to San Francisco
Four buses per day the firs starts at 6:15am and the last is at 1:10pm. The trip takes about 5hrs and costs 84C$.
Chinandega to Cincos Pinso
Six times per day, the first starting at 6:15am and the last at 4pm.
Chinandega to Posoltega
Twelve buses per day between 7am and 4pm.
There is a Super 7 gas station located right outside of the exit – in case you need an ATM right away.
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