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1. Posted by yihongsim (Inactive 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi! I need to travel from San Jose, Costa Rica to Quito at the beginning of October, and return at the end of December. Are there any buses or trains that will take me? What about sea travel? I'm looking for transportation that is cheaper than flying, but would still be safe for a woman travelling alone.

Thanks so much! This will be my first time to Central/South America, so I would really appreciate any help that anyone could offer.

2. Posted by sebasfour (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Your only way is by plane.... no transport ships go from those countries and by car or bus you would take 2 months!!!! its also impossible!!!

3. Posted by Code (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I agree, the only way is by plane.

4. Posted by fraluchi (Full Member 130 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

You can travel by sea on a so-called tramp. However, it's erratic and for sure not recommendable to a single woman.
Ergo, if you have to go to Quito from San Jose (Costa Rica), follow aforementioned travel method.

5. Posted by CanadaKid (Full Member 71 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

i've heard of people driving through central america and then shipping their vehicles to Ecuador. so it definitely could be done by boat. its more of a cost issue than anything.

train is virtually non existent for passengers. the problem is between Panama and Colombia... as far as buses go.

try and see if you can get flights in and out of different places besides San Jose and Quito. Liberia in Costa Rica might be cheaper. You could try flying into Guayaquil, Ecuador.

6. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

you may check on Copa/Panama Aireline,the are flying to Ecuador.
Guayaquil/Quito.
You could take a bus from Guayaquil to Quito.
Marlis

7. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

TACA.com
Flight from San Jose CR to Guayaquil or Quito $ 447

Marlis