Bus Schedule

Bus fare between Balgüe and Moyogalpa is around C$25-30 per person. Please note that nearly ALL buses below operate Monday-Saturday only.

In Balgüe, you can get on/off the bus across from the dirt soccer field in the middle of town -- a 5-minute walk from the Selvista Guesthouses farm entrance.

You can transfer buses between Balgüe and Moyogalpa in El Quino, just before Altagracia. Get off with the other passengers and board the next bus that comes by within 5-10 minutes.

In addition to the table below, buses run between Moyogalpa and Altagracia every hour, Sunday-Saturday, up to 5:00pm.

Most buses connect with ferries and lanchas to/from Ometepe. See the Ferry Schedule.

Map of Ometepe
Map of the island (click to enlarge)

West to East (coming to Balgüe)

Vehicle Moyogalpa San José Altagracia Santo Domingo Balgüe Mérida San Ramón
Bus 4:30am 5:00am 5:30am
Bus 7:30 8:00 9:00am
Bus 8:00 8:30 9:00
Bus 9:30 10:00 10:30
Bus 9:30am 10:00am 10:30 11:00 12:00pm 12:30pm
Van 11:00 11:25 11:50
Bus 10:30 11:00 11:30 11:50 12:15pm
Bus 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30
Bus 2:00 2:30 3:30 4:00
Bus* 2:40pm 3:00pm 3:20 3:45 4:45
Van 4:00 4:20 4:45
Bus 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30
Bus 4:40 5:00 5:30 6:00 7:00
Bus 6:30 7:00 7:30

East to West (leaving Balgüe)

Vehicle San Ramón Mérida Balgüe Santo Domingo Altagracia San José Moyogalpa
Bus 4:00am 5:00am 5:30am 5:55am 6:20am
Bus** 5:30am 5:55 6:15 6:40 7:00
Bus 6:00 6:30 7:00
Bus 5:15am 5:45 6:45 7:15
Van 7:15 7:45 8:15
Bus 8:00 8:30 9:00
Bus* 8:30 9:15 9:45 10:15 10:30
Bus 10:00 10:15 11:00 11:30
Bus 11:30 12:00pm 12:30pm
Bus 1:00pm 1:30 2:00
Bus 1:30 1:45 2:10 2:20pm 3:00pm
Bus 2:15 2:45 3:15
Bus 3:00pm 3:30pm 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00
Bus 5:00 5:30 6:00

*Also runs on Sundays
**Also runs on Sundays, but as van (not bus) to San José only

NO buses (or irregular schedule) likely on national holidays:
Jan. 1 • Th-Fri of Semana Santa • July 19 • Sep. 14-15 • Dec. 24-25 • Dec. 31

Last updated: March 2017