LIR Airport to Tamarindo


Distance: 70 Km

Travel time: 1h 15m

Price: from $69 USD

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. This example only applies for private transfers.

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

Private Airport Transfers

Private Liberia Airport transportation services between Liberia Costa Rica Airport and Tamarindo meet all flights as soon as they arrive. Additionally, 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. Also, the private airport transfer runs 24/7 and includes unlimited waiting time in case of flight delays. Prices for the private shuttles between LIR Airport and Tamarindo start at USD 69 one-way.

Shared Airport Shuttles

As of August 30th, 2021, we have discontinued our shared shuttle service due to low demand. You can still book shared shuttles with the following companies:

  • Tamarino Shuttle
  • Interbus

Alternatively, you can request pricing for our private transfers between LIR Airport and Tamarindo.

Public Bus

The cheapest way to get 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. However, we will try to keep it as up-to-date as possible, but please don’t use it for flight planning purposes. This is especially true if you are planning on catching a flight out of Liberia Airport and would like to use the Tamarindo public bus.

You can also visit the 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

Stops by 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