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San Juan del Sur to Costa Rica

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San Juan del Sur to Costa Rica

Hi,

Just wondering if there are any buses, other than Tica, that make the direct journey from San Juan del Sur/Rivas to Costa Rica - any one of Liberia, Tamarindo or Samara?

The Tica cost of over $20 from Rivas to Liberia seems a bit crazy to us.

We're fine with doing the usual local bus alternative if need be, just wondering if there is any easier way?

Thanks!

Granada, Nicaragua
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The easies way to get across is always this xpress busses, there is two companies more http://transnica.com/ or http://transnica.com/ now if you going with this companies they do the paper work in Nicaragua side but don´t let them rip u off last time i did it 2 weeks ago they charge 13 dollars "departure tax" wich the real price is US$ 3 dollars. now if you want to go with local buses get the express bus "expreso del sur" (same type of busses like tica bus) infront of the ESSO on the run at Rivas next to the roundabout pass every 30 to 40 minutes, take you all the way to the border ask for the "edificio de migracion" and get your passport stamp,walk to the costa rica border though many trucks, from the Migration building in Nicaragua to the migration building in costa rica probably is a bout a kilometer, get your passport stamp no charge but you need to show departure tiket or they are going to make you to buy a departure bus ticket. After all this Ask for Deldu busses go to San Jose but they do stops on the road so they can drop you at Liberia.

Good trip

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Thanks for you help with this.

We did the journey a few days ago. We got a bus from San Juan del Sur to Rivas and then another one onto the border. We paid our US$3 fee and went through to Costa Rican immigration. We weren't asked for any onward ticket which was a good thing as we didn't have one! We then took a Central Line bus to Liberia.

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very good. nice to help people

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