Location By your own By bus
From
San José
Center
Get Address Buses depart at 6:30 AM or at 2:30 PM. Ask for the bus stop to San Carlos, at 12th St and 7th-9th av. Duration: 4.5 hrs. Cost: ¢2.810 per person each way.Bus Terminal
From Juan Santamaría Intl. Airport Get Address Take a bus or taxi to “Multicentro la Estación” on the entrance to Alajuuela, where the bus that departs from San José goes through. It DOES NOT go through the airport on the way to Monteverde. We recommend going all the way to the bus station in San José, if possible, to buy a ticket and make sure you have a seat.
From Liberia Get Address Take a Bus to San José or Puntarenas and get off in Sardinal, and then wait for one of the Monteverde buses to go by. The last bus goes by around 5 pm. Some buses go in through Sardinal and others go in further up north.
From
La Fortuna
Get Address It is quite complicated as there is only one bus a day coming from Tilarán to Monteverde, so we recommend taking the $20-25 jeep boat jeep. (A shuttle from your hotel to the lake, a boat across and another shuttle from the lake directly to Los Pinos).
From Tamarindo Get Address Take a Bus to San José or Puntarenas and get off in Sardinal, and then wait for one of the Monteverde buses to go by. The last bus goes by around 5 pm. Some buses go in through Sardinal and others go in further up north.
From Puntarenas Get Address There are 3 buses: one departing at 8:00am, another at 1:30 PM and one at 2:15 PM. The 1:30 PM bus goes through La Irma at about 2:30 PM and arrives in Monteverde at 5:00 PM. The 2:15 PM bus goes through Lagartos at around 3:00 PM and gets to Monteverde at around 6:00 PM. ¢1.500 per person each way.
From Monteverde to Puntarenas Get Address There are three buses: one at 4:20 am, one at 6:00 am and one at 3:00pm. The two last ones take the Lagartos exit. The first one goes through Las Juntas and exits through La Irma.