Costa Rica approves higher bus fares

July 27, 2011

The Public Services Regulatory Authority announced on Tuesday that bus fares will increase by an average of 3.94 percent across the country starting next week. The hike in fares is to adjust for higher wages, fuel, spare parts and maintenance, the daily La Nación reported. The last adjustment was made in February 2010.  

Riders can expect to pay between ₡5 and ₡270 more per trip, depending on the route. Fares for 187 routes will not change.

Here are some of the new fares:

Route         Description                                                Old Rate (₡)       New Rate (₡)

San José

01               San José Barrio México                                  115                     120    

13               Sabana Estadio/Cementerio                            160                     165

14               Pavas                                                            250                    260

50               San Pedro y Ramales                                     200                    210 

70-73          Desamparados (cruce San Rafael)                    210                    210

20-21          San José-Tibás                                               185                    195

30-35          San José-Guadalupe (y Ramales)                     230                   240

100             San José-San Isidro El General                        2,070                2,810

145             San José-Puriscal                                           750                    790

Alajuela

200 MB       San José-Alajuela                                            450                   465                             

201             San José-Grecia                                              870                   870                 

202             San José-Palmares                                         835                   870

Cartago

300             San José-Cartago                                            435                  435

302             San José-Turrialba                                          1,170                1,215

307 A          San José-Volcán Irazú                                    1,930                2,005

Heredia

400 B          San José-Heredia                                           340                   355

402-421       San José-La Aurora (por pista)                        320                   335

400 BS       San José-Heredia (buseta por pista)                 435                   450

Guanacaste

500             San José-Liberia                                            2,915                3,030

503 A          San José-Santa Cruz x Interamericana            4,600                4,780

505             San José-Peñas Blancas                               4,580                4,760

515             San José-Upala x Cañas                                3,735                3,880

Puntarenas

600             San José-Puntarenas                                     2,125                2,210

612 SD       San José-Golfito                                             6,145                6,385

613             San José-Quepos (x costanera)                      3,530                3,670

601             San José-Paso Canoas                                  6,455                6,710

Limón

703             San José-Limón (x Braulio Carrillo)                  2,645                2,750

700             San José-Valle La Estrella (x pista)                 4,170                4,335

735             San José-Guápiles (x pista)                            1,140                1,185

Source: La Nación and ARESEP

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