Liberia Airport to Tamarindo

Getting from Liberia Airport to Tamarindo

Travel time from Liberia Costa Rica Airport (LIR) is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes one way. During some holidays like Holy Week, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve this time could increase significantly due to heavy traffic. Weather can also be a factor when traveling from Liberia Airport to Tamarindo, so for returns to LIR Airport plan on leaving at least 3 hours and 30 minutes before your flight’s scheduled departure time.

Eg: If your flight departs LIR Airport at 9:00 AM the departure time from Tamarindo should be no later than 5:30 AM.

If you have any questions about transportation between Liberia Airport and Tamarindo please contact us and we will be happy to answer them

Shared Airport Shuttles

Our shared shuttle service between Liberia Airport meets all flights, 24/7. We only open shared shuttles to passengers on the same flights, so waiting at the airport is kept at a minimum when compared to other Tamarindo shuttle services. On average, the waiting time is between 15 and 25 minutes. Important: the minimum number of passengers to operate a shared shuttle is 2. The rate for the shared Tamarindo shuttle is USD 19 per person one-way.

Private Airport Transfers

Private Liberia Airport Shuttle services between Liberia Costa Rica Airport and Tamarindo meet all flights as soon as they arrive. There is no waiting time involved at the airport and you will be driven directly to your destination in Tamarindo as soon as you exit the terminal. The private airport shuttles also work 24/7 and include unlimited waiting time in case of flight delays. Prices for the private shuttles between LIR Airport and Tamarindo start at USD 49 one-way.

Public Bus

The cheapest way to get from Liberia Airport to Tamarindo is the public bus that stops at Liberia Airport on its way to Tamarindo. The rate per person is $4 USD and travel time is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours one way. Please note that this service is very popular and it is not guaranteed that you will have a seat available. Also, the service is not operated in air-conditioned buses and it does not reach all hotels in Tamarindo.

The schedule below can change at any time. We will try to keep it as up to date as possible, but please don’t use for flight planning purposes. This is especially true if you are planing on catching a flight out of Liberia Airport and would like to use the Tamarindo public bus.

You can also visit Transportes La Pampa Facebook page for up to date schedule information (all information in Spanish).

Liberia Airport to Tamarindo Public Bus

Tamarindo Public Bus Schedule

Departs Liberia Airport (LIR)Departs Tamarindo
5:30 AM5:00 AM
11:30 AM11:00 AM
2:30 PM2:05 PM
6:30 PM5:00 PM

Liberia Airport to Tamarindo Map