Costa Rica has two important public transport companies to go to Guanacaste. Alfaro Transport Company and Tralapa Buses.
Alfaro Transport Company started its services in 1958. Now it has 3 principals routes: San José – Santa Cruz via Puente de la Amistad (ruta # 1502), San José – Nicoya via Puente de la Amistad (ruta # 1507), San José – Nicoya via Liberia (ruta # 503).
These routes cover the following destinations: Santa Cruz, Nicoya, Samara, Carrillo, Guiones, Nosara, Tamarindo, Hojancha among others. Its prices are between : $6 dollars and $10 dollars. In high season, the different routes are reinforced with extra buses to provide a better service.
More the 10.000 people meet daily in the new mega bus terminal from 7am to 10pm. In this place there are restaurants and different services for your trip. Also, there are screens where the users can see the schedules and departing times, just like at the Airport. Location: Mega Bus Terminal, Barrio México in San José. If you want to know these schedules, you can to call (506) 2680-0392 - 2221-7202.
Other option, is Tralapa Buses, they also travel to Guanacaste. This service offers different options to several beaches in Guanacaste. Location: Calle 22 y 20 Av 5, San José, Costa Rica. Tralapa has 3 bus services daily. Its prices are approximately $8-$12 per person, depending on the trip. For more information call: (506) 2680-0392 - 2221-7202.