Managua – Mercado Roberto Huembes

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Bus terminals like Managua’s Mercado Roberto Huembes can be overwhelming for some. I personally love stations like this because there is so much to take in!  If you are headed to Peñas Blancas, Granada, Masaya, Rivas, San Jorge or  San Juan del Sur, then you are leaving from here. Busses leave very regularly and are clearly labeled with the destination painted somewhere on the outside. Chances are are the driver and helper will be yelling their destination at you when you walk by.

Times and prices collected May 2017

Managua to Peñas Blancas

The bus to Peñas Blancas goes leaves about every half hour from 5am to 6:30am. There is possibly an express bus twice per day at 10am and 4pm. It takes 3hrs and costs 100C$. Double checking this tomorrow.


Managua to Rivas

You have two options, regular service and expreso.

Regular buses leave every 30min from 5am to 6:30pm, take 2.5hrs and cost 66C$. Some continue on to San Juan del Sur, keep reading below for schedule.

Expreso buses go to Rivas and on to San Jorge (and some go all the way to San Juan del Sur). They leave every 30min until 5:30pm. To Rivas it costs 72C$ and takes 2hr 20min, to San Jorge it costs 75C$ and takes 2hr 20min and to San Juan del Sur it costs 90C$ and takes 2hrs 40min. Keep reading below for the schedule to San Juan del Sur.


Managua to San Juan del Sur

Both regular and expreso buses go all the way to San Juan del Sur. They are the buses labeled for Rivas.

Regular service buses to San Juan del Sur leave at 9:30, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5:30pm, They take 3.5hrs and cost 85C$.

Expreso buses to San Juan del Sur leave at 10am, 1:30pm, 4pm and 5:30pm. They take 3hrs and cost 90C$.

Times and prices collected May 2017.

Managua to Masaya

Buses to Masaya about every 30  minutes from 5:30am – 8pm. They cost 13C$ and take about 1hr. There is also expreso service for 15C$ which take about 50minutes.


Managua to Granda

Chicken buses to Granada leave every 30 min from 5:25am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and from 6:10am to 8pm on Sundays. Don’t forget you can also get to Granada by microbus from the UCA Terminal.


Managua to Vera Cruz

Every 30 minutes from 5am to 7pm. They take about 1hr and cost 11C$.


Managua to Ometepe

Grab one of the expreso buses heading to Rivas – San Jorge – San Juan del Sur. See above for schedule. Head to the ferry to Ometepe from there. Check the San Jorge ferry schedule here: Ometepe Ferry Schedule



There is a taxi stand inside the station with a bunch of drivers lined up for your business. It is highly likely they will overcharge you by a bit, however if you have some fears over the safety of grabbing a taxi from the street then using these gentleman may be what you want to do.  A trip to the UCA Microbus Terminal should cost you about 60-70C$, a trip to the Terminal Mayorero should cost about 60-70C$. A trip to the Managua Airport should cost you about 80-100C$, and a trip to the Mercado Ivan Montenegro (Rama) should cost about 40-50C$.



As is the same with other busy bus stations, watch your belongings closely here. Locals told me that it is generally considered ‘safe’ to walk around this area in the day time. The Mercado Roberto Huembes is located just off of a main road with an air conditioned Subway Sandwich shop and a grocery store just a block away.  If you are walking in this area, use your common sense and always remain visible. Don’t wander down any empty streets or alleyways. Once the sun goes down I was advised to take a taxi to and from here, and this is the advice I give you.


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We do not 100% guarantee that all schedules, times and prices are exact. The information in this website is based on personal experience and by information submitted by other travellers. Information has been gathered from station schedules, station managers, bus drivers and driver helpers. We have done our best to get as much accurate up to date information as possible, but prices and times change. Also, remember that you are responsible for your own health and safety. Travel safe and travel smart - and have fun!



Peñas Blancas San Juan del Sur Masaya Granada Managua Airport(Tipitpa)

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Schedule for Busses to Masaya and Granada

Photo taken: February 28, 2016

Schedule for Busses to Tipitapa

Photo taken: February 28, 2016

There are several different toilet options at this station. Some are nicer than others. Look for the words "Servicios Sanitarios".

Very friendly and funny drivers here. They will overcharge you but if you are worried about taking a taxi from the street, then it may be worth your money.

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13 travel tips for Managua – Mercado Roberto Huembes - share your tips below!

  1. Chaillou

    I am not sure if we paid the right price but the past week E paid 150c$ de este mercado to Rivas. Thank you for the website 🙂
    From San Jorge to the intersection before Granada, we paid 110c$ and then 20c$ each of taxi until the Mercado place in Granada.

  2. Catalina

    Buenas tardes, quisiera saber a qué hora actualmente sale el primer bus hacia Huembes – Masaya. Agradecería la información

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