It is very simple to get to La Fortuna, and there are a few different options. Note: If you are staying outside of the town of La Fortuna, this will likely be your first stop. It took us about 6 hours to finally arrive in La Fortuna, whereas the direct shuttles take 3 hours. Buses to La Fortuna leave at 5 a.m., 6:15 a.m., 8:40 a.m., and 11:50 a.m and takes 5 to 6 hours. Direct shuttles can be booked through your hotel or hostel and will usually pick you up.