If you are leaving from Managua you need to go to the Mercado Mayorero.
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Matagalpa to León
Matagalpa to León: 8:30am, 3pm, 4pm, 88C$ and takes about 2.5-3hrs. You can also take the bus to Estelli and change to the bus to León in San Isidro to the bus to Leon. This gives you more options for times to travel and the total trip takes 3.5hrs.
León to Matagalpa: from León there are only 3 per day. I’d arrive a bit early to be sure you get the bus since after asking several people including the driver at the station we got slightly different times. The driver told us: 4:20am, 7:30am, 2:45pm, 88C$ and takes about 2.5-3hrs.
Matagalpa to Managua
There is an express bus which takes 2hrs and it costs 82C$. It leaves every hour from 4:30am to 6:30pm. There is also a regular bus that takes 3hrs and leaves every half hour and costs a bit less.
Managua to Magatalpa: The bus leaves Managua from the Mercado Mayorero. Same schedule as buses going the other way (see above). You can purchase your ticket at the station and be assigned a seat. You can also take the bus to Jinotega and get of in Matagalpa.
Managua Airport to Matagalpa
Buses leave from the Mercado Mayorero, which is about a 5 minute drive from the Managua airport. You don’t need to go all the way to the Terminal as the bus will pass the bus stop La UNA. To walk there head out of the airport, take a right on the main road and walk about 5 minutes. If you want to be sure you’ll have a good seat you will need to go to the Terminal Mercado Mayorero to buy your ticket.
Matagalpa to Managua Airport: One traveller has told us this is really easy. On traveller named Min says : “You just get on any bus headed to Managua (the ruteado is an hour longer and 30 C cheaper) and just ask to get off at the airport. Super easy and get to bypass Managua”
Matagalpa to Estelí
From Terminal Mercado Sur buses leave every half hour from 5am to 5pm. The trip takes about 1hr 45 minutes and costs about 40C$.
Matagalpa to Jinotega
Buses run very often: every half hour from 5am to 5pm. Both ways and cost about 40C$.
A huge thank you to adventurer and traveller Arden for help with our bus info. Check his instagram at @ardennl for some sweet travel shots! Or check his photos here: Arden de Raaij
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