Golfito Bus Schedule

Golfito Bus Schedule and Water Taxi Service

Purchasing tickets:

Most buses stop at the depot in front of the Muellecito in Golfito

The Tracopa bus to Golfito in San José is about 7 hours.

The Tracopa bus station terminal in San José to Golfito is on Calle 5 between Avenidas 18 & 20.

Golfito to San JoséSan José to Golfito
5:00 am7:00 am
1:00 pm3:00 pm
Golfito to PavonesPavones to Golfito
10:00 am4:30 am
3:00 pm12:30 pm

Golfito Bus Routes:

The bus from San José to Golfito will cost $8.50 and take seven hours. Two buses leave daily and two return daily from Golfito to San José.

A Golfito to Pavones bus ticket will cost $1.20 and take about three hours. The bus from Pavones to Golfito returns at 4:30 am and 12:30 pm and may be affected by road and weather conditions, especially in the rainy season.

Alternate Transportation: By Boat
Several speedboats work as boat taxis between Golfito and Puerto Jiménez. The fare is $5, and the ride takes a little under 30 minutes. These boats leave five or six times throughout the day, or whenever they fill up, beginning at around 5 am and finishing up at around 5pm. Ask at the Muellecito (public dock) for current schedules. There is also a daily passenger launch. This slower boat takes 1-1/2 hours, and the fare is $3. The ferry leaves the public dock in Golfito at 7:30 and 10 am and 3 pm for Puerto Jiménez. The return trip to Golfito leaves Puerto Jiménez's municipal dock at 2:30 pm and 4 pm. It's also possible to charter a water taxi in Golfito for the trip across to Puerto Jiménez. You'll have to pay between $40 and $80 for an entire launch, some of which can carry up to 12 people.

For more information:

Additional destinations from Golfito.

Most buses stop at the depot in front of the Muellecito.
Paso Canoas, Panamanian border $1, 2½ hours, departs hourly.
Neily $1, 1½ hours, hourly from 6 am to 7 pm.
Pavones $1.20, three hours, 10am and 3pm, returns at 4:30 am and 12:30pm; may be affected by road and weather conditions,especially in the rainy season.

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