Nicaragua Public Transportation
Managua bus terminals
There are four main bus terminals in Managua.
- Mercado Roberto Huembes (southern destinations) : Masaya, Masaya volcano, Catarina mirador, Granada, Rivas, San Jorge (Ometepe), San Juan del Sur, Peñas Blancas (Nicaragua-Costa Rica border)
- Mercado Israel Lewites (West & Northwest) : León, Carazo, Diriamba, Corinto, Chinandega, El Guasaule (Nicaragua-Honduras border), Montelimar, Pochomil, Masachapa
- Mercado El Mayoreo (North & East) : Matagalpa, Jinotega, Estelí, Somoto, Boaco, Chontales, San Carlos, Nueva Guinea, Rama
- UCA (Universidad Centroamericana) : Express vans to Masaya, Granada, León, Jinotepe, Diriamba
Taxis in Nicaragua are unmetered, so always ask for the fare before getting into a taxi. Taxi drivers tend to higher their fare for tourists, but are willing to negociate. If you want to make sure you are not getting ripped off, ask locals what you should expect to pay. Almost all taxis in Nicaragua are colectivos, which stop and pick up other clients while taking a possibly circuitous route to your destination.