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Juan Santamaria International Airport Transfers

Passengers have a variety of ways to get to Juan Santamaria International Airport. You can ride a taxi, share a ride, take the bus, or rent a car.

There is a parking lot in the airport and a bus stop with frequent service to downtown San Jose. The bus service is available 24/7 and runs around every 10 minutes during business hours, although there is no set schedule.

Most airport taxis accept US dollars and colones, but they do not accept any other currencies.

The best way from the airport is through the Alajuela exit on Route 1, as it's close to the airport's road entrance.

The entire family will appreciate the city's many accessible cultural events, shopping opportunities, historic sites, parks, and museums.

The busiest months of passenger traffic are December to March, which coincides with the tourist season. So, if you are traveling at SJO, arrive at least an hour and a half before take-off if you have a flight.

If you're traveling corporately, try to be at the airport station at least two hours before your trip.

Additionally, passengers are encouraged to visit the information desk at the airport if they need assistance with finding a ride.

Only use their official telephone numbers or email addresses to contact them about making a reservation or for more information.

Finally, only transact in SJO's authorized counters inside the airport, including ticketing, information desk, baggage claim, and transportation, to assist you with travel transactions.

Rental Car Service at Juan Santamaría International Airport

SJO has rental car service providers with more recognizable brands, including Hertz and Dollar rental car companies. If you booked your arrangements online, the pickup driver should be waiting outside the airport with a placard bearing your name. See all rental car companies at Juan Santamaria International Airport.

The vehicle and the rental company determine the cost of renting a car. Open from 5 am to 11 pm are rental car companies.

Rideshares​ at Juan Santamaría International Airport

Rideshares are available outside of the airport, in the parking lot, and at the bus stop near the airport.

Taxis at Juan Santamaría International Airport

The Juan Santamaria International Airport offers taxi service 24 hours a day for travel to any location in Costa Rica.

At Juan Santamaria International Airport, each taxi has a unique number and is orange in color.

Each unit has a taximeter that shows the amount due, and the Costa Rican State regulates the fees for the services offered. More information about taxis at Juan Santamaria International Airport.

By contacting each business directly, you can also make a service reservation.

Before you leave the airport, you can purchase your official ticket. For cabs, this is the safest option.

Trains at Juan Santamaría International Airport

The airport has no station and no rail service. However, the rail line connecting downtown Alajuela to San José's Atlantic Station passes close to the airport. Additional information about train services near Juan Santamaria International Airport.

Buses at Juan Santamaría International Airport

At Juan Santamaria International Airport, you can take a bus along the same route as the airport's public line Montezuma-San José. One-way tickets cost less than $1, and the journey takes roughly 20 minutes.

The airport and downtown San José offer bus and shuttle services to Puntarenas, Guanacaste, and other locations in Costa Rica. Further information about buses to and from Juan Santamaria International Airport.

Hotel Shuttle Services at Juan Santamaría International Airport

As you leave the airport, shared buses from close-by hotels are to the right. The buses stop just in front of the café, and it will take you around 75 feet to get there.

You can book a stay and inquire with the hotel staff about the many housing choices, including hotels, guest rooms, and other details.

Parking Services at Juan Santamaría International Airport

Juan Santamaria International Airport has parking for 400 vehicles on two levels and is open all year round.

You may get from one place to another by walking only a short distance because the parking lot is next to the Terminal Building. See more information about long and short-term parking at Juan Santamaria International Airport.

There are elevators, escalators, and ramps for those with disabilities on both levels.

To further assure the security of patrons and their vehicles, the parking lot is outfitted with a CCTV camera system.