Managua – Airport

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Directly across from the Airport is a Best Western Hotel and there is a group of  taxi drivers standing right at the gates. Depending on which driver you talk to you will get a different price. Most are honest and will quote you close to what the fare should be. But as always, there are those who want to try to get double. The cost of a taxi from the Airport to the Mercado Roberto Huembes should cost you around 100C$.


You can take a local bus to the Airport. You need to get on a bus headed to Tipitapa. This bus will pass the airport. Read more about this below.


Metrocentro or Mercado Roberto Huembes to the Airport

One of your fellow travellers wrote us to tell us how to do this:  You can take a city bus #110 from the metrocentro to the Mercado Roberto Huembes. This costs 5C$ and takes 20 minutes. From the Mercado Roberto Huembes you grab the bus to Tipitapa. This bus passes right in front of the airport. Cost 5C$. Easy and saves a lot of money!


Tony, a super helpful fellow bus travellers shared this information with you about this trip :

I did this trip this morning back and forth to pick up a friend. It took me 1.5 hours. 15 minutes waiting for the 110 at Metrocentro, 35 minutes from Metrocentro to Mercado Huembes, and another 35 minutes from the Terminal Mercado Roberto Huembes to the Airport. The bus driver to Tipitapa charged me C$50. Probably because asked for the price instead of just handing him a small note. If this happens to you, keep in mind that inside the bus, on top of the windshield, there is a list of prices. The full fare from Huembes to Tipitapa is C$12.00, so they are not supposed to charge you more than that.

Also, I learned there is an alternative way to reach the airport without going to Mercado Roberto Huembes: from the bus stop at UCA, take bus 114 headed to Metrocentro. Remain on it until you reach the Panamerican Highway, and get off at the bus stop in front of El Nuevo Diario (images of the bus stop can be found on Google Maps). Switch here to bus 169 or 266. These ones will stop in front of the airport too. You can do the same on your way back. All urban routes cost C$5.00 (or half that if you have the pass). Just in case, here is a useful link for further reference about urban routes in Managua:


Another traveller, Berto did this trip from UCA to Airport in Nov 2017 :

“I arrived at the UCA-microbus-“terminal” (coming from Léon for 61 Cordobas, heavy traffic in Managua, took 2 hours). Then cross the street and flag down the 114 bus (passing Metrocentro) I just waited a few seconds. If you don’t have the pass (tarjeta) look for an ” uso mixto ” not a ” solo tarjeta ” – bus. The fair is 2,5 cordobas (8c us)! Then get off opposite ” nuevo diario ” – building, 1 minute later the bus 266 arrived, again 2,5 cordobas. Approximately 15 minutes later: Right hand side the airport, at your left you’ll see the Best Western Hotel. Et voilà have a good flight! (as described earlier, the 169 should work as well)”


Granada to the Managua airport

One traveller, Maciej, left a comment below about her trip from Granada to the Airport. Check it out below.


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Managua Airport from across the Street

If you are coming from the Mercado Roberto Huembes on the bus heading to Tipitapa you will pass right in front of the Airport. You can see the bus in the distance in this photos. It's not far from the crosswalk to the airport as seen in the previous picture.

The entrance to the Best Western where you will find taxi drivers waiting for your business.

30 travel tips for Managua – Airport - share your tips below!

  1. Katrina

    Solo female traveller here with just a small pack. Took the bus from managua airport to mercado roberto huembes. Walked out of the airport and crossed to highway. Bus stop is easy to locate as everybody is standing around on the sidewalk. The bus from Tipitapa was clearly marked with R. Huembes on the front. It cost me 2.5 cordobas, and the driver even gave me change. I felt super safe as it was women, children and students taking the bus midday on a thursday. I just followed the route on google maps until I was close to the market (a ton of people get off at this stop). A nice local confirmed it was the correct stop for me, although I suspect R. Huembes is the terminus station as well.

  2. Reena Gupta

    Thank you for this information! This information will help a lot of travellers and I will make sure it is written above. Great job!

  3. Diego

    Hi! Going to Popoyo next week 🙂
    Can you please let me know what would be the best option by bus? From Roberto Huembes Bus Station or from Tica Bus?


  4. Quinn Barnett

    How should I get from the Managua airport to Chinandega?

  5. Hannah

    I arrive into Managua airport on Christmas Day and need to get a bus to Granada around 1pm – will buses be running on Christmas Day – 25th December?

    • centrocoasting

      Hi Hannah, its impossible to say at this time what the busses will be doing on Xmas day. I’d recommend booking a shuttle if you want to be sure. Maybe try Nicatime Shuttles.

  6. Harri

    Hey guys, we used the route above to get from León to the airport for our flights to the Corn islands. thanks!

    Question: for our return we’re looking for a bus from Airport to Tica Bus – any recommendations??

    • centrocoasting

      Hi Harri, sorry to be slow. We probably missed you on this one, but for others reading, I would recommend taking a taxi from the Airport to Ticabus. It’s a bit of a distance and the local bus that passes the airport will get you to Mercado Roberto Huembes. If you found a better option, please let us know here!

  7. Dimple

    We need transfer going to Barceló Montelimar resort from MGA airport for 33 people ( 13 travelling together, 12 travelling together and 8 travelling together). Any suggestions.
    We are also looking for 33 people transfers to Leon for activities from Barceló Montelimar resort. Any suggestion would be helpful

    • centrocoasting

      Hi Dimple, for a group that large I would suggest getting a shuttle. You can probably ask the hotel to arrange one for you, or ask Google. Sorry, I don’t have the name and number of any shuttles. 🙂

  8. Andrea

    Any suggestions on going from Las Salinas to the airport? I know I can take the express bus to Huembes and the Tipitapa bus to the airport. Any other suggestions? Or is this information correct as far as anyone knows?

    • centrocoasting

      Hi Andrea, for Las Salinas you’ll likely need to route through Managua. All we have for Airport travel tips is what is the advice from other travellers shared on this page. The UCA page also has some airport comments.

      • Andrea

        Ok thanks!! Found out there is Ann express bus at 5:30am to managua from Las Salinas and the tipitapa bus from Huembes like suggested here.
        I easy and cheap. But does anyone know how to get from the airport to Walmart? The bus is good because I won’t have any luggage.

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