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Arenal Costa Rica Transportation

Private and shared shuttle transportation to and from Arenal / La Fortuna

Arenal Transportation Map

Private Transportation

Private Transfers can pick you up from anywhere at a time you specify. Pick ups include one hour of waiting time and if you wish to stop on your journey for lunch, shopping or other reason you may do so.

There is a maximum capacity of 10 people per minibus for reasons of comfort. If your group is larger than 10 people a 25 passenger bus can be arranged.

All minibuses are late model (2002 and above) Toyota, Nissan or Hyundai vehicles which meet and exceed safety regulations and must pass a transportation safety board inspection twice a year. Drivers have a minimum of 2 years experience in tourist transportation and have passed all the Costa Rican Bureau of Transportation's safety and public relations courses required by law.

Shuttle Transportation

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 from most major hotels, either once or twice daily. On most routes there is usually a 15 minute to 30 minute break.

Rates on shuttles 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.

Shuttle usually have a longer driving time than private transfers as other people have to be picked up and dropped off and there is often a break mid journey.

Arenal Transportation Quote Form

  • Our vehicles are fully insured and comply with all safety regulations.
  • 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..

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.

Liberia City

Liberia is known as the White City

Liberia as yet, retains its essentially Tico flavor, tourists are still regarded with curious interest if seen walking down the street and you certainly won’t find yourself hassled by pushy salesmen here which is somewhat of a relief for those who have been visiting the heavily tourist populated towns such as Monteverde and Arenal and beaches like Tamarindo.

If you want to experience a living Costa Rican town at work then Liberia is the place to go. It is much smaller and less chaotic than San Jose and you can still see remnants of its colonial era. It is known as the ‘Ciudad Blanca’ (White City) due to the white 'bahareque' houses, a material made of straw and cattle dung, similar to adobe.

The town is laid out in the standard block system and is centered around the Plaza Central with its modern church (Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria) as the main centerpiece. The clock tower, completely separate from the rest of the church, is an interesting architectural feature, although don’t rely on its timekeeping as the hands rarely move!

One of the best things to do in Liberia is simply take a stroll along the streets and see where you end up, that’s if you have a good sense of direction of course.

But you should always try and make it back to the Plaza Central at dusk to listen to the gossip of the local birds (zanates), the winged variety that is.

However, do keep an eye skyward, otherwise you may find yourself returning to your hotel room with an addition to your outfit. On the bright side, apparently this is supposed to bring you good luck if it lands on your head!

The oldest church in Liberia is locally called La Agoniaand is at the far end of Avenida Central. (see map). Behind which on a clear day you can see the distant Volcan Miravalles. There are also several other older buildings along this street leading from the Plaza Central to La Agonia, including the La Gobernacion building. If you wander near the outskirts of town you may be lucky enough to see howler monkeys, known as ‘congos’ cruising around the tree tops.

Also around town you will find many Guanacaste trees, the national tree of Costa Rica, along with their unusual ear-shaped seed pods, known locally as ‘Orejas’ (ears). Not to be confused with the large, circular sweet snack of the same name often found hanging in market stalls. Break one open (the seed pod) and give it a sniff, it has a unique smell, rather akin to cat’s urine or something of that nature.

Liberia’s block system is mostly one way, apart from the Avenida 25 Julio which becomes the Avenida Central, so if you are driving yourself double check which way traffic is going as signs are not always obvious and make sure you watch out for the stop ‘Alto’ signs. Even locals get it wrong sometimes so don’t be too embarrassed if you do! Accidents like elsewhere in Costa Rica are very common here. As a pedestrian, still look both ways when crossing the street even if you think you’ve got the traffic direction down pat, as the one-way rule does not seem to apply to cyclists or else is just blissfully ignored. Bearing in mind that a bike doesn’t make any noise, you won’t have heard it coming when you suddenly find yourself making sudden acquaintance with said bike and irate cyclist. 

Anyway that said, we hope that you enjoy an accident free stay in Liberia.

Liberia Airport Shuttle Rates and Reservations

Liberia Costa Rica Airport Information

Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport(Liberia International)

Liberia Costa Rica's Airport Code is LIR

A flight to Liberia Costa Rica Airport will leave you just a short ride away from some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches near liberia. Liberia airport is located only 13 Km west of the center of Liberia and the nearest beach is about 20 minutes away.

Book a flight to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)

International flights to Liberia Costa Rica first began on December 1st, 2002. Since then its popularity as an alternative airport to San Jose’s busy Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) has increased steadily. This year alone up to 45 scheduled commercial flights to Liberia Costa Rica are expected every week.

Liberia International and SJO, are approximately 234 Km (147 miles) apart; a 5 hour trip if road conditions are right.

As you can see on this map Liberia is minutes away from some of Costa Rica's most popular beaches in the northwest region such as Flamingo beach, Tamarindo Beach, Coco Beach and the  Bahia Salinas, home to the Dreams Las Mareas Hotel.

Liberia Airport Shuttle Rates and Reservations

If you are not sure which Airport to fly into. Have a look at our article on deciding between San Jose and Liberia Airports.

International Carriers currently flying to San José (SJO)

 Telephone in US & CanadaTelephone in Costa Rica
American Airlines 800 433-7300 248-9010
Continental 800 231-0855 0800 044-0005
Delta Airlines 800 241-4141 0800 056-2002
Northwest 800 800-1504 668-1078
United 800 538-2929 220-4844
US Airlines 800 622-1015 0800 011-0793
Please note that there is a $29 US departure tax payable at the airport in US dollars or Costa Rican cash when you leave the country.

Public Buses between Liberia Airport and Liberia Town Center

A bus for the airport leaves from the northside of the main church at 5.30, 7.30, 8.30 and 9.30 AM and then at 1.30, 2.30, 3.30 and 5.30 PM.

The same bus returns from the airport to town at 6, 8, 9 and 10 AM and then at 2, 3, 4 and 6 PM

Liberia Costa Rica Tours

The best sights Costa Rica has to offer.

Operated by Costa Rica Northwest

  • Liberia Airport to ATV Day Adventure

    Arenal Volcano Day Tour

    • The Arenal volcano is a highlight of Costa Rica. Though lava hasn’t been visible since 2010, it’s majestic cone shape is a sight to be seen (if the clouds aren’t covering it!). At the Arenal volcano area we will hike for about an hour with a naturalist guide at the Danaus Eco Center, a private reserve where we can observe animals such as sloths, butterflies, birds, caimans, exotic frogs like the red eyed tree frog ,the blue jeans dart frog, and many more. After a lovely lunch, we will move on to a beautiful area to enjoy hot springs at the foot of the volcano.
    • What to Bring – swimming suit, a change of clothes, flip flops or sandals, hiking/walking footwear, camera, sunscreen, hat, insect repellent
    • What’s included – round trip transport, bilingual guide, 1hr nature hike at Danaus Ecocenter, hot springs entrance fees, lunch
    • Additional options – upon making your reservation with Costa Rica Northwest, feel free to swap the ecohike for a hanging bridges tour or other activity. Previous reservations required and additional costs may apply; please inquire with your reservation specialist.
    • Driving time: 4 hours each way
    • Departure: 7am or earlier
    • Arrival: 9:00 pm
    • Prices: starting at $189 USD per person. Prices vary depending on your hotel/resort location.
    • Minimum: 2 persons
    • Remember: our tours are private tours just for your party!
    • To book shuttle or private transportation please go contacts Liberia Airport Transportation
    Liberia Airport to Arenal Volcano Day Tour
  • Liberia Airport to ATV Day Adventure

    ATV Day Adventure

    • Explore Costa Rica's northwest country side in this one-of-a-kind ATV excursion. Travel through country roads, rivers and forests set away from the crowded tourist destinations and enjoy some of the best sights Costa Rica has to offer.
    • Shuttle transfers leave Liberia Airport for ATV Day Adventure after each flight.
    • Shuttle transfers depart at time of your choice.
    • To book shuttle or private transportation please go contacts Liberia Airport Transportation
  • Liberia Airport to Canyoning Adventure

    Canyoning Adventure

    • Carved over thousands of years the Colorado River Canyon offers a canopy adventure like no other in Costa Rica.
    • Combined with the beauty of its tropical dry forest and crystal clear water this is without a doubt a tour to remember.
    • Shuttle transfers leave Liberia Airport for Canyoning Adventure after each flight.
    • Shuttle transfers depart at time of your choice.
    • To book shuttle or private transportation please go contacts Liberia Airport Transportation
  • Liberia Airport to Corobicí River

    Corobicí River

    • Learn about the animals of Costa Rica as well as get a sense of adventure while floating in rafts down the beautiful Corobicí River, located about 45 minutes from the city of Liberia. The river is quite wide and has class I and II rapids with very moderate waves. Thus, this experience is great for all ages, safe enough for children and gentle enough for the older adults to enjoy. It’s great for nature lovers too: we hope to point out howler and white faced monkeys, coatis, iguanas and otters among other mammals or birds. Our journey begins in the gardens of the Corobici River, and lasts about 2 hours on the river. This tour is highly recommended for families or beginners that are more interested in nature.
    • What to Bring – swimwear or clothes you don’t mind getting wet, drinking water, shoes, towel, change of clothes, sun block, hat and camera
    • What’s included – all transport, bilingual guide, rafts, lunch, admission fees, all equipment, bottled water during the tour
    • Driving time: 1,5 hours each way
    • Departure: 8:00 am
    • Arrival: 3:00 pm
    • Prices: starting at $109 USD per person. Prices vary depending on your hotel/resort location.
    • Minimum: 2 persons
    • Remember: our tours are private tours just for your party!
    • To book shuttle or private transportation please go contacts Liberia Airport Transportation
  • Liberia Airport to Mega Combo Thrills

    Mega Combo Thrills

    • Want it all in one place in one day? This combo tour includes a zip line tour, one long waterslide (410 meters), horseback riding and a relaxing afternoon at a manicured garden dotted with natural-hot-springs-fed pools.
    • Shuttle transfers leave Liberia Airport for Mega Combo Thrills after each flight.
    • Shuttle transfers depart at time of your choice.
    • To book shuttle or private transportation please go contacts Liberia Airport Transportation
  • Liberia Airport to Monteverde Cloud Forest

    Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

    • The unique Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve will astound visitors with its biodiversity. Monteverde is home to more than 400 species of birds including the resplendent Quetzal, and three wattled bellbird, 120 species of amphibians and reptiles, 490 species of butterflies and 100 mammals (60 of which are bats!). You’ll also delve into a forest of orchids, bromeliads, ferns, vines and mosses. After your guided natural history walk at the Monteverde Reserve, have a cheese sample or delicious milk shake at Monteverde’s well renowned cheese factory. We’ll also visit an off-the-beaten-track working coffee farm in the nearby valley of San Luis.
    • What to Bring – rain jacket or poncho, camera
    • What’s included – round trip transport, bilingual guide, entrance fee and naturalist guided tour at the Monteverde Reserve, lunch, visit to working coffee farm, visit to the cheese factory (cost of snacks at cheese factory not included)
    • Additional options – zipline canopy tour (additional fee and subject to time availability)
    • Driving time: 4 hours each way
    • Departure: 7:00 am or earlier
    • Arrival: 9:00 pm
    • Prices: starting at $189 USD per person. Prices vary depending on your hotel/resort location.
    • Minimum: 2 persons
    • Remember: our tours are private tours just for your party!
    • To book shuttle or private transportation please go contacts Liberia Airport Transportation
  • Liberia Airport to Nicaragua Day Trip

    Nicaragua Day Trip

    • Don’t miss this colonial and cultural gem of a tour! You might not even believe how many activities we can pack into one day, to take full advantage of travelling to Nicaragua. Your early morning (dawn!) pickup is rewarded with a wonderful breakfast that will energize you for the 75-90 minute bus ride to the border. Your tour guide will guide you through the processes of the border crossing, some of which you complete on your own and some of which he will do for you. Then, first stop in Nicaragua: a leisurely drive along Lake Nicaragua with a stop at Catarina View point a dormant volcano where old time musicians play in the streets and a lovely breeze is in the air.
    • Next, we next make a stop at the Masaya Market for lunch at an open air restaurant with live music. The adjacent Masaya market has a wealth of colorful, homemade arts and crafts, souvenirs and more. Enjoy! Our next stop is the active Masaya volcano which spews smoke and sulfur fumes (not for the faint of heart, pregnant, asthmatics…). After this volcano, we indulge you in the bright, colonial city of Granada. Take a 20 minute walk through the city observing the centuries’ old architecture. Our walk takes us to our boat dock where we then visit the jaw dropping Islas de Granada islands which speckle the lake and are topped with exotic and unique private homes. We end our journey here, board the bus and head back for the border.
    • What to Bring – passport, camera, hat
    • What’s included – round trip transport, bilingual guide, bottled water, border fees/taxes, entrance fees, breakfast, lunch
    • Driving time: 2hr each way to/from border, plus driving time within Nicaragua
    • Departure: 5:00 am
    • Arrival: 10:00 pm
    • Prices: starting at $150 USD per person. Prices vary depending on your hotel/resort location.
    • Minimum: 2 persons
    • Reservations: Required ahead of time. Also, you will be required to provide your passport information to the person making your reservation including full name, nationality and date of expiry which has to be at least 6 months out.
    • This is not a private tour; there will be others sharing this trip with you. Or, this tour can be private for an additional cost. Please inquire. Thank you!
    • To book shuttle or private transportation please go contacts Liberia Airport Transportation
  • Liberia Airport to Palo Verde Nature by Water

    Liberia Airport to Palo Verde Nature by Water

    • Palo Verde Nature by Water is a unique tour through forest in the wetlands of Northwest Costa Rica. The drive to Palo Verde is a part of the tour itself, passing through endless sugarcane plantations as well as cantaloupe and other crops which your guide can tell you about. At the Tempisque River, we climb into a simple but comfortable motorized boat and start looking for wildlife. Some of the birds we’ll look for are night and day herons, egrets, flycatchers, scarlet macaws, jacanas and others. We’ll also seek howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, bats, iguanas, and other mammals. After a leisurely 2 hours, we’ll stop for an authentic woodstove Costa Rican lunch or dinner. Before heading back to your hotel, we’ll make a brief stop at an authentic home-based pottery studio.
    • What to Bring – camera, sunscreen, hat, insect repellent
    • What’s included – round trip transport, bilingual naturalist guide, bottled water, entrance fee to the park, boat ride, lunch or dinner
    • Driving time: 1 ½ hours each way
    • Departure: 8am or 2pm
    • Arrival: 1:30 pm or 7pm (1/2 day trip)
    • Prices: starting at $89 USD per person depending on your hotel/resort location.
    • Minimum: 2 persons
    • Remember: our tours are private tours just for your party!
    • To book shuttle or private transportation please go contacts Liberia Airport Transportation
  • Liberia Airport to Rincon de la Vieja Experience

    Rincon de la Vieja Experience

    • Imagine… adventure and relaxing all in one day! Join us on this unique combo on an enormous private property at the beautiful Rincon de la Vieja volcano countryside. First, we’ll go on 35-40 minute horseback through beautiful scenery including amazing views of the Pacific coast and the Rincon de la Vieja volcano. This horse ride takes you to the start of the canopy tour where you’ll then be soaring through the treetops by ten zipline cables. All of this over beautiful forest and even passing by an amazing waterfall…what more could you ask for?! By the canopy tour’s end, you’ll be ready for lunch at the delicious Borinquen restaurant.
    • The fresh typical Costa Rican meal boasts a variety of flavors from appetizers, beverage, main dish and dessert. After lunch, we move to the geothermal area where we can explore and enjoy fumaroles, a mud bath, a steam bath, hot springs as well as swimming pools. A much needed break after such adventure! Finally, we’ll head back to your hotel with an optional stop at a souvenir shop.
    • What to Bring – swimming suit, a change of clothes, flip flops or sandals, hiking/walking footwear, camera, sunscreen, hat, insect repellent
    • What’s included – round trip transport, bilingual guide, horseback ride, canopy tour, lunch, hot springs entrance, bottled water
    • Additional options:ATV tour, an extended horseback ride to the waterfall (additional fees)
    • Driving time: 1 hour and 40 minutes each way
    • Departure: 7:00 am
    • Arrival: 5:00 pm
    • Prices: starting at $149 USD per person. Prices vary depending on your hotel/resort location.
    • Minimum: 2 persons
    • Remember: our tours are private tours just for your party!
    • To book shuttle or private transportation please go contacts Liberia Airport Transportation
  • Liberia Airport to Snorkeling and Sunset Sails

    Snorkeling and Sunset Sails

    • Pacific Ocean sunsets are not to be missed! Experience a relaxing and unforgettable sunset sail under breathtaking colors while enjoying fresh and tasty snacks. The tour begins with an exciting sail to a secluded bay, and continues with snorkeling around beautiful reefs to discover the richness of Costa Rica’s marine life. Make sure your camera is ready! We hope to help you enjoy underwater life by finding dolphins, manta rays, and turtles.
    • What to Bring – swimwear, camera, change of clothes, sunblock
    • What’s included – trip transport, bilingual guide, snacks, beverages, snorkeling equipment
    • Driving time: 30-45 minutes each way
    • Departure: 2pm or earlier
    • Arrival: 6:45 pm
    • Prices: starting at $85 USD per person. Prices vary depending on your hotel/resort location.
    • Minimum: 2 persons
    • Remember: This is not a private tour; there will be others sharing this trip with you. Or, this tour can be private for an additional cost. Please inquire. Thank you!
    • To book shuttle or private transportation please go contacts Liberia Airport Transportation
  • Liberia Airport to Tenorio Rafting

    Tenorio Rafting

    • The Arenal volcano is a highlight of Costa Rica. Though lava hasn’t been visible since 2010, it’s majestic cone shape is a sight to be seen (if the clouds aren’t covering it!). At the Arenal volcano area we will hike for about an hour with a naturalist guide at the Danaus Eco Center, a private reserve where we can observe animals such as sloths, butterflies, birds, caimans, exotic frogs like the red eyed tree frog ,the blue jeans dart frog, and many more. After a lovely lunch, we will move on to a beautiful area to enjoy hot springs at the foot of the volcano.
    • What to Bring – swim gear or clothes to get wet, a change of clothes, rubber soled shoes, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses with strap or a snugly fitting baseball cap/hat for the sun
    • What’s included – round trip transport, rafting trip including all equipment, bilingual raft guides, lunch, snacks
    • Driving time: 2 hours each way
    • Departure: 7:00 am or earlier
    • Arrival: 4:30 pm
    • Prices: starting at $129 USD per person. Prices vary depending on your hotel/resort location.
    • Minimum: 2 persons
    • Remember: our tours are private tours just for your party!
    • To book shuttle or private transportation please go contacts Liberia Airport Transportation

Liberia Airport Tours and Reservations

For all tours:

Payment information: Cash (USD) strongly preferred. Credit card option available upon request at least 24hr before. You can pay your tour guide on the day of your tour.

Reservations: please reserve as much in advance as possible. 48hr notice or more preferred. Thank you!

Cancellation: please, don’t! We offer the perk of not requiring prepayment, so we rely on your assurance that you are committed to your tour reservation. If you must cancel, please do so as early as possible (at least 48hr before your tour). Thank you for your understanding!

Monteverde Costa Rica Transportation

Private and Shuttle Transportation to and from Monteverde

Monterverde Transportation Map

Private Transportation

Private Transfers are just that! A large mini-van just for you and your family and friends that leaves at a time of your choice day or night. Stops and detours can be made according to your needs.

All minibuses are late model (2002 and above) Toyota, Nissan or Hyundai vehicles which meet and exceed safety regulations and must pass a transportation safety board inspection twice a year. Drivers have a minimum of 2 years experience in tourist transportation and have passed all the Costa Rican Bureau of Transportation's safety and public relations courses required by law.

Shuttle Transportation

Shuttle transportation is a cheaper alternative to a private transfer as it is shared with others. Shuttles pick up at specific times in the day, usually either once or twice daily and you may stop at several hotels in the pick up location as well as in the drop off location.

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.

Monteverde Transportation Quote Form

  • Our vehicles are fully insured and comply with all safety regulations.
  • Maintenance is very important to us because it means safety and comfort for you.

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 José Costa Rica Airport Information

Juan Santa María International Airport (San José International)

San José Costa Rica's Airport Code is SJO

A flight to San José Costa Rica Airport will leave you just a short ride away from some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beachesmountains and volcanos. San José airport is located 86 Km northeast of Jaco beach is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away.

Book a flight to San José, Costa Rica (SJO)

San José and Liberia International, are approximately 234 Km (147 miles) apart; a 5 hour trip if road conditions are right.

As you can see on this map San José is minutes away from some of Costa Rica's most popular beaches in the southeast region such as Jaco Beach, Coco Beach, Dominical and Uvita for to whale and Watching Tour.

San José Airport Shuttle Rates and Reservations

If you are not sure which Airport to fly into. Have a look at our article on deciding between San Jose and Liberia Airports.

International Carriers currently flying to San José (SJO)

 Telephone in US & CanadaTelephone in Costa Rica
American Airlines 800 433-7300 248-9010
Continental 800 231-0855 0800 044-0005
Delta Airlines 800 241-4141 0800 056-2002
Northwest 800 800-1504 668-1078
United 800 538-2929 220-4844
US Airlines 800 622-1015 0800 011-0793
Please note that there is a $29 US departure tax payable at the airport in US dollars or Costa Rican cash when you leave the country.

San Jose Costa Rica Airport Transportation

YOUR TOP CHOICE SINCE 2005: Private and shared transportation from San jose Costa Rica and Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)

San Jose Costa Rica Airport transportation, works 24/7/365 and depart as soon as you exit customs and immigration. San Jose Costa Rica airport Transportation and private shuttles are operated in 6 to 52 seat recent model, air conditioned vehicles. Request a quote

Airport shuttles and private airport transfers are by far the most popular and convenient way to get to your destination from the San Jose Airport. Our company has specialized in these private airport transfers since 2005. Our reliability and professionalism make us your top choice in service and value. San Jose Costa Rica Airport transportation, we can provide transport on many routes, including San Jose Airportto all hotels in Guanacaste and Costa Rica, San Jose Airport to Tamarindo Beach, San Jose Airport to Westin Playa Conchal, San Jose Airport to Dreams Las Mareas and other popular tourist destinations like Arenal and La Fortuna, Rincon de la Vieja, Nosara/Guiones, Jaco/Playa Hermosa, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio. So we can also take you to your private home or condo anywhere in Guanacaste and Costa Rica. For more routes please see below.

San jose Airport Transportation Quote Form

San jose Airport Transportation Map

- Our vehicles are fully insured and comply with all safety regulations.
- 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.

Times and Distance from San Jose Costa Rica Airport

Note: Under Costa Rica government law you need to book the transportation before your arrival to the liberia airport to get the service once you step outside the liberia airport.

Airport shuttles and private airport transfers, will always bie met with a sign with your name on it. Airport shuttles go directly to your destination (hotel, vacation rental or private home) with no stops along the way unless you request one to your driver. An added benefit of the airport shuttle transportation is that it will go to areas and destinations where airport taxis and public buses usually do not go due to road conditions or route restrictions. Airport transfers can also accommodate excess or oversized luggage, provide car seats and carry pets upon request.

We can provide transportation on many routes including Liberia Airport to Liberia Costa Rica Beach Hotels , Liberia Airport to Tamarindo, Liberia Airport to Hilton Papagayo and other popular tourist destinations such as ArenalMonteverde and Manuel Antonio.

Shuttle Transportation

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.

San jose Airport Transportation Quote Form

If your destination is not listed or if you need additional transportation services please contact us for more information and a quote.

Transportation To and From San Jose Airport are available From These Destinations. (click on a route to request a quote).

San Jose Airport to...San Jose Airport to...
San Jose Airport to Allegro Papagayo Private Transportation to Marriott Punta Islita
San Jose Airport to Andaz Papagayo Shuttles to/from Monteverde
Transportation from San Jose Airport to Arenal San Jose Airport transportation to Montezuma
Private Shuttle to Arenal Observatory Lodge Transfers from San Jose Airport to Nosara
Transfers from San Jose Airport to Barcelo Playa Langosta San Jose Airport Transportation to Playa Avellanas
San Jose Airport transportation to Barcelo Tambor Beach Shuttles to Playa Grande
Private Shuttle to Cahuita Transfers to Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
Private Transfer to Coco Beach Transportation to Playa Hermosa Puntarenas
Taxi to Dominical Taxi to Playa Langosta
Private Shuttle to Dreams Las Mareas Private Transfer to Puerto Caldera (Cruise Port)
San Jose Airport to El Mangroove Transportation San Jose Airport to Puerto Viejo de Limon
Private Transfer from San Jose Airport to Exclusive Resorts San Jose Airport to Puntarenas Shuttles
Transportation to Four Season Resort San Jose Airport to Quepos
Transfers to Grand Papagayo Private Transfers to RIU Guanacaste
Private Transportation to Secrets Papagayo Private Transportation to RIU Palace
Shuttle to Jaco Beach San Jose Airport to Samara
San Jose Airport to JW Marriott Transfers San Jose Airport to Santa Teresa
San Jose Airport to La Fortuna Transportation Private Shuttles to Tamarindo
San Jose Airport to Liberia Airport Shuttle San Jose Airport to Tambor Transportation
San Jose Airport to Limon Taxi San Jose Airport to Turrialba Taxi
Private Transfers to Los Suenos Marriott Private Transfers to Westin Golf Resort & Spa
San Jose Airport to Malpais Private Transportation to Villa Caletas
San Jose Airport to Manuel Antonio San Jose Airport to Villas Sol Resort
  • Our vehicles are fully insured and comply with all safety regulations.
  • 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.

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.

Travel times and distance from San José Costa Rica Airport, by shuttle and private airport transfers, are approximate times and depend on traffic and accidents.

If your destination is not listed or if you need additional transportation services please contact us for more information and a quote.

San Jose Airprt to Allegro Papagayo

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Allegro Papagayo is approximately 4 hours each way. Distance is 243 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 6.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

San Jose Airport Transportation Quote Form

San Jose Airprt to Andaz Papagayo Hyatt

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Andaz Papagayo Hyatt is approximately 4 hours each way. Distance is 243 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 6.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

San Jose Airport Transportation Quote Form

San Jose Airport to Arenal

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Arenal is approximately 3 hours each way. Distance is 115 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 5.5 hours before your scheduled departure.

San Jose Airport Transportation Quote Form

San Jose Airport to Arenal Lodge

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Arenal Lodge is approximately 3.5 hours each way. Distance is 139 kilometers.Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 6 hours before your scheduled departure.

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San Jose Airport to Barcelo Playa Langosta

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Barcelo Playa Langosta is approximately 4.5 hours each way. Distance is 249 kilometers.Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Barcelo Playa Tambor

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Barcelo Playa Tambor is approximately 5 hours each way depending on ferry schedules. Distance is 130 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. The last 45 minutes of travel are on a dirt road. For transfers to San Jose Airport please plan on leaving a day ahead of time.

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San Jose Airport to Cahuita

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Cahuita is 5 hours each way. Distance is 218 kilometers. Stops along the way fro grocery or souvenir shopping are available. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 8.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Jaco

Driving time from San Jose Airport to Jaco is about 2 hours. Distance from San Jose to Jaco is 120 km. For private transportation between San Jose Airport and Jaco please contact us for:

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San Jose Airport to Coco Beach/Playa del Coco

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Playa del Coco is approximately 4 hours each way. Distance is 232 kilometers.Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Dominical

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Dominical is approximately 5 hours each way. Distance is 194 kilometers.Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 8 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Dreams Las Mareas

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Dreams Las Mareas 4.5/5 hours each way. Distance is 262 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available.For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to El Mangroove

Travel time from San Jose Airport to El Mangroove is approximately 4 hours each way. Distance is 225 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Exclusive Resorts

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Exclusive Resorts is approximately 4.5 hours each way. Distance is 246 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Four Seasons Resorts

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Four Seasons is approximately 4.5 hours each way. Distance is 246 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available.For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Grand Papagayo

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Grand Papagayo is approximately 4 hours each way. Distance is 226 kilometers.Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available.For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 6.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Hilton Papagayo

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Hilton Papagayo is approximately 4 hours each way. Distance is 225 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 6.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Jaco Beach

Travel time from San Jose Airportto Jaco is approximately 2 hours each way. Distance is 88 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to JW Marriott Guanacaste

Travel time from San Jose Airport to JW Marriott Guanacaste is approximately 4.5 hours each way. Distance is 249 kilometers.Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to La Fortuna

Travel time from San Jose Airport to La Fortuna is approximately 3 hours each way. Distance is 115 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 5.5 hours before your scheduled departure.

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San Jose Airport to Liberia Airport (LIR)

Travel time from San Jose Airport to LIR Airport is approximately 3.5/4 hours each way. Distance is 195 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 5.5/6 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Limon

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Limon is approximately 3 hours each way. Distance is 175 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 6 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Los Suenos Marriott

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Los Suenos Marriott is approximately 2 hours each way. Distance is 85 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Malpais

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Malpais is approximately 5 hours each way depending on ferry schedules. Distance is 165 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. The last 45 minutes of travel are on a dirt road. For transfers to San Jose Airport please plan on leaving a day ahead of time.

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San Jose Airport to Manuel Antonio

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Manuel Antonio is approximately 3.5 hours each way. Distance is 159 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to SJO Airport plan to leave 7.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Marriott Punta Islita

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Punta Islita is approximately 5 hours each way. Distance is 225 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 8.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Monteverde

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Monteverde is approximately 3 hours each way. Distance is 135 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available.The last 50 minutes of travel are on a dirt road. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 6.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Montezuma

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Montezuma is approximately 5 hours each way depending on ferry schedules. Distance is 149 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave a day before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose airport to Nosara

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Nosara is approximately 5.5 hours each way. Distance is 262 kilometers.The last hour of travel is on a dirt road. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 8.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Playa Avellanas

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Playa Avellanas is approximately 4 hours each way. Distance is 258 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available.For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 6.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Playa Avellanas

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Playa Avellanas is approximately 4 hours each way. Distance is 258 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available.For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 6.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Playa Grande

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Playa Grande is approximately 4 hours each way. Distance is 264 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 6.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Playa Hermosa Guanacaste

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Playa Hermosa Guanacaste is approximately 4 hours each way. Distance is 229 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 6.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Playa Hermosa Puntarenas

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Playa Hermosa Puntarenas is approximately 2.5 hours each way. Distance is 94 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available.For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 6 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Playa Langosta

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Playa Langosta is approximately 4.5 hours each way. Distance is 247 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available.For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San jose Airport to Puerto Caldera (Cruise Port)

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Puerto Caldera is approximately 1 hour each way. Distance is 64 kilometers Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 4 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Puerto Viejo de Limon

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Puerto Viejo de Limon is approximately 5 hours each way. Distance is 232 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 8 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Puntarenas

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Puntarenas is approximately 1.5 hours each way. Distance is 84 kilometers Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 4 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Quepos

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Quepos is approximately 3.5 hours each way. Distance is 151 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available.For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to RIU Guanacaste

Travel time from San Jose Airport to RIU Guanacaste is approximately 4.5 hours each way. Distance is 236 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to RIU Palace

Travel time from San Jose Airport to RIU Palace is approximately 4.5 hours each way. Distance is 236 kilometers.Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Samara

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Samara is approximately 4 hours each way. Distance is 226 kilometers.Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available.For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Santa Teresa

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Malpais is approximately 5 hours each way depending on ferry schedules. Distance is 155 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. The last 45 minutes of travel are on a dirt road. For transfers to San Jose Airport please plan on leaving a day ahead of time.

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San Jose Airport to Tamarindo

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Tamarindo is approximately 4 hours each way. Distance is 246 kilometers Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Tambor

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Tambor is approximately 4 hours each way depending on ferry schedules. Distance is 130 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave the day before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Turrialba

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Turrialba is approximately 2.5 hours each way. Distance is 89 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 5.5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to The Westin Golf Resort & Spa

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Playa Langosta is approximately 4.5 hours each way. Distance is 262 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available.For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Villa Caletas

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Villa Caletas is approximately 2 hours each way. Distance is 80 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 5 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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San Jose Airport to Villas Sol Resort

Travel time from San Jose Airport to Villas Sol Resort is approximately 4 hours each way. Distance is 230 kilometers. Stops along the way for food, shopping or restroom breaks are available. For transfers to San Jose Airport plan to leave 7 hours before your scheduled departure time.

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