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Bus schedules and information
Please note that bus schedules are subject to change. Kindly call either the San Jose or Sámara phone numbers for the current schedule times.
Departure Times for Buses between San Jose and Samara and San Jose and other locations in the Province of Guanacaste
The Bus from San Jose to Sámara leaves from the Alfaro bus station in San Jose, 150 meters northwest from the Coca Cola station- close to downtown San Jose.
Tracopa Alfaro Bus Lines - San Jose office
The cost of the one way ticket is about about US$ 8 per person and the trip takes about 4 and a half hours. We advise you to buy tickets one day in advance, if possible.
Buses run more often between San Jose and Nicoya. Nicoya is 37 km. from Samara and is on the road to San Jose. It is also the centre of bus transportation in Guanacaste.
Bus service between Nicoya and Sámara is offered by:
Impresa Rojas ~ Traroc
One way fare between Nicoya and Samara is Colones 1,300 (about US$2.50).
Coming to Samara from other parts of Costa Rica
Here are some local bus agency phone numbers.
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