Last updated on January 10th, 2023 at 09:01 pm
How To Get From Liberia Airport to Samara – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer. The distance from Liberia International Airport to Samara is 105 kilometers. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips
The travel time by taxi from Liberia Airport to Samara is around 1 hour and 45 minutes. The taxi fare from Liberia airport to Samara is around $130 USD. Read here how to get from Samara to Liberia airport the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Liberia Airport to Samara?
The cheapest way from Liberia airport to Samara is by bus for $4 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 4 hours from Liberia to Samara.
What Is The Best Way From Liberia Airport to Samara?
The best way from Liberia Airport to Samara is by shared van for $86 USD per person and 2 hours travel time and you can book online.
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WHERE TO STAY IN SAMARA
There are dormitory rooms where you can rent the bed for as low as $8-10 USD a night if you want the cheapest option in Samara. Double-room hostels can cost up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 USD a night.
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HOW TO GET FROM LIBERIA TO SAMARA
BUS FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO SAMARA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Liberia airport to Samara is by bus. First you will have to walk outside the airport 15 minutes (or get a taxi 5 minutes) to Highway 21 since the buses aren’t always passing by the airport. You will have to ride a local bus Autobuses La Pampa going from Liberia to Nicoya.
You can also get the bus coming from San Jose to Tamarindo with Empresa Alfaro passing by the Highway but Autobuses La Pampa has more daily buses. Any of them will ride you to Nicoya.
BUS ROUTE AND SCHEDULE LIBERIA TO SAMARA
The bus (Autobuses La Pampa) schedule going from Liberia to Nicoya is leaving from Plaza Liberia Shopping Mall in Liberia city center.
The buses are running every 45-60 minutes starting from 3 50 am until 6 10 pm from Liberia to Nicoya. You will have to add 15-20 minutes for the bus passing by at Liberia airport coming from Liberia city center since there are 15 kilometers distance.
You can get the bus at this bus stop if you are in Liberia but if you are at the airport no need to go to the Bus Terminal in Liberia city center. The bus fare from Liberia airport to Nicoya is $2 USD. The travel time from Liberia airport to Nicoya is less than 2 hours.
BUS NICOYA TO SAMARA BEACH
Once you are in Nicoya Bus Terminal you will have to get the TRAROC Bus from Nicoya to Samara. The buses are leaving starting at 5 am, 8 am, 10 am, 11 30 am, 12 30 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 30 pm, 6 30 pm and 8 pm.
The travel time from Nicoya to Samara is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. The TRAROC Bus fare Nicoya to Samara is $2 USD.
The total travel time from Liberia airport to Samara Beach is around 4 hours including the waiting time. The total bus fare from Liberia to Samara is around $4 USD.
SHARED VAN FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO SAMARA (BEST WAY)
The best way from Liberia airport to Samara is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Liberia airport to Samara is 2 hours.
The van fare from Liberia airport to Samara is $86 USD and you can book online.
TAXI FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO SAMARA BEACH
If you go from Liberia airport to Samara by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Liberia airport to Samara is around 1 hour and 45 minutes.
The taxi fare from Liberia airport to Samara is around $130 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM LIBERIA COSTA RICA AIRPORT TO SAMARA
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect to go from Liberia airport to Samara for around $100-130 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.
CAR RENTAL AT LIBERIA AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car at Liberia’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Samara or if you would love to move around. It will take you 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to Samara from Liberia airport in a private car. A few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro are available in the airport for $30 USD daily.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO SAMARA
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Liberia. Prices are around $150 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be 35 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO SAMARA (LIBERIA TO SAMARA)
BUS VS VAN PROS AND CONS
The best way from Liberia airport to Samara is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 4 hours travel time. You will pay around $4 USD and walk outside the airport for 15 minutes to reach the Highway 21 to get the bus coming from Liberia.
The best way from Liberia airport to Samara is by van for $86 USD and you can book online if you prefer comfort and get directly to your hotel in 2 hours at the beach without any other transfer.
If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Liberia to Samara Beach is around $130 USD and 1 hour and 45 minutes travel time.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN SAMARA
There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $8 USD a night if you want the cheapest option. AirBnb is also available, mostly for about $20-25 USD a night. Double-room hostels can cost up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 USD a night.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN COSTA RICA
Breakfast will be the cheapest meal of the day and you can load up on Gallo Pinto, tortillas, eggs, fried plantains and some fresh fruit too for around $3-4 USD per person. At lunch you might want a chicken sandwich for $8-10 USD salad, burger and pizza with a fresh fruit drink for $3 USD.
You can have a budget of $15-20 USD a day and it can already get you more than enough decent meals. Costa Rica is a little bit pricey compared to other countries like Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua in Central America.
BEST TIME TO VISIT COSTA RICA
In Costa Rica their summer (December to April), there are fewer rains than normal. In their winter (May to November), the rains are almost non-stop. For most tourists best time to visit Costa Rica is from December to April because of easier transport.
CASH AND ATMS IN COSTA RICA
The currency of Costa Rica is called Colòn and as of now, $1 USD is worth 600 Colòn. Do not exchange your currency at the airport because you’ll get less than what you’ll get with the city’s exchange. Anyway if you are bringing USD you can use them while traveling around Costa Rica no need to exchange them.
Bank or debit cards in an ATM are the recommended way to access your funds while traveling in Costa Rica. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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