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Public Bus to Samara Beach

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Costa Rica has a large and very inexpensive public bus system.

Bus times to and from Samara Beach and Carrillo Beach

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Public Bus to Samara Beach and Carrillo Beach Guanacaste

Please note that bus schedules are subject to change. Please call either the San Jose or Sámara numbers for the current schedule times.

Name of company offering San Jose / Samara daily bus service
Empresa Alfaro Ltda. -  Telephone: +506 2222-2666, 2223-2160, 2222-2970

Sámara Agency
Telephone:  +506 2656-0261

Departure Times for Buses between San Jose and Sámara

San José to Sámara

  • Bus departs San Jose at 12:00 pm and 17:00 pm
  • Arrives in Sámara in about 4 hours and a half

Tracopa Alfaro Bus Lines - San Jose office

Telephone: +506 2221-4214, 2223-2160, 2222-2970

Sámara to San Jose

  • Bus departs Samara at 4:00 am and 8:30 am
  • Arrives in Sámara in about 4 hours and a half

San José to Nicoya

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.

  • Buses depart San Jose daily at:
    6:00 am, 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:30 md, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm,
    4:00 pm, and 5:00 pm and 6:30
  • The San Jose to Nicoya journey is about 4 hours.

Nicoya to San José

  • Buses depart Nicoya daily at:
    4:30 am, 5:00 am, 7:30 am, 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 12:30 md, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm,
    and 5:20 pm
  • The Nicoya to San Jose journey is about 5 and a half hours.

Nicoya to Sámara

Bus service between Nicoya and Sámara is offered by:

Transportes Rojas Castro
Telephone:  +506 2685-5032

From Nicoya to Samara

From Samara to Nicoya

From Monday to Sunday

From Monday to Sunday

5:30 am

5:30 am

8:00 am

6:30 am

10:00 am

8:00 am

11:30 am

10:00 am

12:30 pm

12:15 pm

2:00 pm

1:00 pm

3:00 pm

2:45 pm


4:15 pm

6:30 pm

5:00 pm

8:00 pm

6:45 pm