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Private Transfers | Request a quote

Although private transfers cost a bit more than other ground transportation services in Costa Rica, they provide complete peace of mind. You don't have to worry about directions, road conditions or potentially expensive dents, scratches and break-ins if using a rental car. You also have the flexibility to pick and choose your departure times 24/7, so early flights and late arrivals will not require the added expense of a hotel night in San Jose.

Take into account that private transfers meet you directly at the arrivals gate of San Jose International Airport, your hotel in San Jose or at any other location at the time you specify.

Shuttle Transportation | Request a quote

Shuttle transportation is a cheaper alternative to a private transfer as it is a shared transportation. Shuttles pick up at specific times in the day, usually either once or twice daily. Rates are per person and if you are a larger group you will often be better off with a private transfer. For one or two people traveling a shuttle transfer will usually be your best option.

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- Maintenance is very important to us because it means safety and comfort for you.

- We do our best to hire experienced drivers who know the roads you'll be traveling on and will get you to your destination in a timely but safely manner..

See these links for Arenal Transportation, Liberia Transportation and Monteverde Transportation and the Liberia Airport Shuttle.

DRIVING YOURSELF IN COSTA RICA Driving distances and times plus other useful driving information
PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN COSTA RICA

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Below is a map of some of the destinations that we cover:

Costa Rica Transportation Map

 

Routes, times and rates

Note:
- Private shuttles will pick up anywhere that you request, including the San Jose International Airport and include one hour of waiting time. They can also take you anywhere that you require.
- Shared shuttles pick up from most major hotels. They DO NOT pick up from the airport. Shuttles operate fixed routes.

San Jose to Paradisus Playa Conchal Transportation and airport shuttle.

Driving time from San Jose to Paradisus Playa Conchal is about 4 hours 30 minutes  Distance from San Jose to Playa Conchal is 275 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Paradisus Playa Conchal please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for Tamarindo and Conchal at 4:30 pm.
Shuttle transportation leaves Tamarindo and Conchal for San Jose at 6 am.
Shuttle time is 5 hours. Price is $59 USD per person.

To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Costa Rica Transportation.

San Jose to Tamarindo Transportation and airport shuttle.
Includes Paradisus Playa Conchal.

Driving time from San Jose to Tamarindo is about 4 hours.  Distance from San Jose to Tamarindo is 275 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Tamarindo please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for Tamarindo and Conchal at 4:30 pm.
Shuttle transportation leaves Tamarindo and Conchal for San Jose at 6 am.
Shuttle time is 4 hours. Price is $59 USD per person.

To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Costa Rica Transportation.

San Jose to Papagayo Gulf Transportation
Includes Playas Ocotal, del Coco, Hermosa, Panama and Manzanillo & Papagayo Peninsula

Driving time from San Jose to Papagayo is about 4 hours 45 minutes  Distance from San Jose to Papagayo is 280 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Papagayo please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for Papagayo at 7.30 and 3 pm.
Shuttle transportation leaves the Papagayo area for San Jose at 7.30 am and 2.30 pm
Shuttle time is 5 hours. 
To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Transportation.

San Jose to Flamingo Area Transportation
Includes Playas Potrero, Flamingo, Conchal, Pan de Azucar (Sugar Beach) & Brasilito

Driving time from San Jose to Flamingo is about 4 hours and 30 minutes.  Distance from San Jose to Flamingo is 265 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Flamingo please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for Flamingo, Conchal and Potrero at 7.30 am and 3 pm.
Shuttle transportation leaves Flamingo, Conchal and Potrero for San Jose at 7 am and 2 pm.
Shuttle time is 5 hours and 30 minutes. 
To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Transportation.

San Jose to La Fortuna/Arenal Transportation

Driving time from San Jose to La Fortuna is about 3 hours.  Distance from San Jose to La Fortuna is 150 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Arenal please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for La Fortuna at 8 am and 3 pm.
Shuttle transportation leaves La Fortuna for San Jose at 8.30 am and 1.30 pm.
Shuttle time is 3 hours and 30 minutes. 

To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Transportation.

San Jose to Monteverde Transportation

Driving time from San Jose to Monteverde is about 3 hours 30 minutes  Distance from San Jose to Monteverde is 170 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Monteverde please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for Monteverde at 8 am and 3 pm.
Shuttle transportation leaves Monteverde for San Jose at 8.30 am and 1.30 pm
Shuttle time is 4 hours and 30 minutes. 

To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Transportation.

San Jose to Manuel Antonio Transportation
Includes Quepos

Driving time from San Jose to Manuel Antonio is about 3 hours 30 minutes.  Distance from San Jose to Manuel Antonio is 192 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Manuel Antonio please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for Manuel Antonio at 8 am and 3 pm.
Shuttle transportation leaves Manuel Antonio for San Jose at 8.30 am and 1.45 pm.
Shuttle time is 4 hours 15 minutes. 

To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Transportation.

San Jose to Jaco Transportation

Includes Punta Leona, Herradura, Jaco and Hermosa


Driving time from San Jose to Jaco is about 2 hours.  Distance from San Jose to Jaco is 120 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Jaco please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for Jaco at 8 am and 3 pm.
Shuttle transportation leaves Jaco for San Jose at 10 am, 1.45 pm and 2.45 pm
Shuttle time is 2 hours 45 minutes. 

To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Transportation.

San Jose to Puntarenas Transportation

Driving time from San Jose to Puntarenas is about 2 hours 30minutes.  Distance from San Jose to Puntarenas is 115 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Puntarenas please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for Puntarenas at 9 am.
Shuttle transportation leaves Puntarenas for San Jose at 12.15 pm
Shuttle time is 2 hours 45 minutes. 

To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Transportation.

San Jose to Rincon de la Vieja Transportation

Driving time from San Jose to Rincon de la Vieja is about 4 hours.  Distance from San Jose to Rincon de la Vieja is 250 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Rincon de la Vieja please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for Rincon de la Vieja at 7.30 am.
Shuttle transportation leaves Rincon de la Vieja for San Jose at 2.15 pm.
Shuttle time is 4 hours 45 minutes. 

To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Transportation.

San Jose to Liberia Transportation

Driving time from San Jose to Liberia is about 3 hours 30minutes.  Distance from San Jose to Liberia is 220 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Liberia please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for Liberia at 7.45 am and 2.30 pm.
Shuttle transportation leaves Liberia for San Jose at 8.15 am and 3.15 pm.
Shuttle time is 4 hours 15 minutes. 

To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Transportation.

San Jose to South Nicoya Transportation
Includes Montezuma, Malpais, Santa Teresa and Tambor.

Driving time from San Jose to Montezuma is about 5 hours (including ferry).  Distance from San Jose to Montezuma is 180 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and South Nicoya please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for South Nicoya at 9 am.
Shuttle transportation leaves from Malpais and Santa Teresa at 8.15 am and 2.30 pm, from Montezuma at 8.30 am and 2.45 pm and from Tambor at 9.25 am and 3.30 pm for San Jose.
Shuttle time is 5 hours 45 minutes. 

To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Transportation.

San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Limon Transportation
Includes Moin, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Puerto Limon, Cahuita, Siquirres, Uvita, Manzanillo

Driving time from San Jose to Puerto Viejo is about 3 hours 30 minutes  Distance from San Jose to Puerto Viejo is 230 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Puerto Viejo please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for Limon, Puerto Viejo, Cahuita and Manzanillo at 7.50 am.
Shuttle transportation leaves Puerto Viejo for San Jose at 6.50 am and 2.30 pm.
Shuttle time is 4 hours .

To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Transportation.

San Jose to Samara Transportation
Includes Carillo

Driving time from San Jose to Samara is about 4 hours.  Distance from San Jose to Samara is 240 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Samara please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for Samara at 8.30 am
Shuttle transportation leaves Samara for San Jose at 10 am and 2.15 pm
Shuttle time is 5 hours .

To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Transportation.

San Jose to Nosara Transportation
Includes Nosara, Guiones, Pelada and Garza

Driving time from San Jose to Nosara is about 5 hours 30 minutes  Distance from San Jose to Nosara is about 220 km.

For private transportation between San Jose and Nosara please contact us for a quote.

Shuttle transport leaves San Jose for Nosara at 8.30 am
Shuttle transportation leaves Nosara for San Jose at 9 am
Shuttle time is 5 hours 45 minutes.

To book shuttle or private transportation please contact Liberia Transportation.