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Bus stops are scattered around town. Destinations include:

Orosi (Autotransportes Mata Irola) About US$1, 45 minutes, every 15 to 30 minutes between 5:15am and 10:25pm; departs from Calle 3 between Avs 2 and 4.

San José (Lumaca) About US$1.50, 50 minutes, every 15 minutes between 4:35am and 11pm; departs from the terminal on Calle 6 between Avs 3 and 7.

Turrialba (Transtusa) US$1.60, 80 minutes, every 20 minutes to an hour between 6:15am and 11pm weekdays (less frequently on weekends); departs from Av 4 between Calles 5 and 7.


Train services run between San José's Estación del Pacífico and Cartago's downtown station. The one-hour trip costs around US$1. Trains run Monday to Friday from 5:25am to 7:05pm every 30 minutes to an hour in a schedule weighted toward morning and afternoon commuting hours. On Saturday trains run to San José every hour until 1:30pm. See for up-to-date timetable info.