Last updated on January 9th, 2023 at 05:27 pm
How To Get From Liberia Airport to La Fortuna – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer. The distance from Liberia International Airport to La Fortuna is 145 kilometers. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips
The travel time by taxi from Liberia airport to La Fortuna is around 2 hours and 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Liberia airport to La Fortuna is around $160 USD. Read here how to get from La Fortuna to Liberia airport the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Liberia Airport to La Fortuna?
The cheapest way from Liberia airport to La Fortuna is by bus for $10 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 6 hours from Liberia to La Fortuna.
What Is The Best Way From Liberia to La Fortuna?
The best way from Liberia airport to La Fortuna is by shared van for $43 USD per person and 3 hours travel time and you can book online.
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WHERE TO STAY IN LA FORTUNA
There are dormitory rooms where you can rent the bed for as low as $8-10 USD a night if you want the cheapest option in La Fortuna. Double-room hostels can cost up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 USD a night.
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HOW TO GET FROM LIBERIA TO ARENAL LA FORTUNA
BUS FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO LA FORTUNA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Liberia airport to La Fortuna is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus going from Liberia airport to Liberia city center where the buses are leaving for La Fortuna.
Bus Number 513 (Flor Polanco) is going from Liberia airport to Liberia city center every 30 minutes and the bus fare is around $1 USD. The travel time from Liberia airport to city center is around 25-30 minutes.
BUS FROM LIBERIA TO LA FORTUNA
You will have to take a total of 3 buses from Liberia to La Fortuna. First one from Liberia to Cañas will take around 1 hour and the bus fare will be around $3 USD.
From Cañas to Tilaran will be another 1 hour and the bus fare will be around $1 USD. The last one from Tilaran to La Fortuna will take 2 hours and the bus fare is around $4 USD.
The total travel time from Liberia Airport to La Fortuna is around 6 hours. Apart from the bus ride you will have to add the waiting time every time that you transfer the buses.
We recommend you start your day around 8 am from Liberia to get to La Fortuna around 2-3 pm. If you go in that schedule you will have buses connecting with not so long waiting time.
SHARED VAN FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO LA FORTUNA (BEST WAY)
The best way from Liberia airport to La Fortuna is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Liberia to La Fortuna is 3 hours.
The van fare from Liberia airport to La Fortuna is $43 USD and you can book online.
TAXI FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO LA FORTUNA
If you go from Liberia airport to La Fortuna by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Liberia airport to La Fortuna is around 2 hours and 30 minutes.
The taxi fare from Liberia airport to La Fortuna is around $160 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO LA FORTUNA
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect to go from Liberia airport to La Fortuna for around $160 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.
CAR RENTAL AT LIBERIA AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car at Liberia’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in La Fortuna or if you would love to move around.
It will take you 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to La Fortuna from Liberia airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport for $30 USD per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO LA FORTUNA
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Liberia. Prices are around $180 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be 45 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO LA FORTUNA (LIBERIA TO ARENAL)
BUS VS VAN PROS AND CONS
The best way from Liberia airport to La Fortuna is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 6 hours travel time since you have to take 4 buses. You will pay around $10 USD including the bus coming from Liberia airport to downtown.
The best way from Liberia airport to La Fortuna is by van for $43 USD and you can book online if you prefer comfort and get directly to your hotel. After a long flight, you will be in 3 hours at your destination without any other transfer.
If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Liberia to La Fortuna is around $160 USD and 2 hours and 30 minutes travel time.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN LA FORTUNA
There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $8 USD a night if you want the cheapest option. AirBnb is also available, mostly for about $20-25 USD a night. Double-room hostels can cost up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 USD a night.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN COSTA RICA
Breakfast will be the cheapest meal of the day and you can load up on Gallo Pinto, tortillas, eggs, fried plantains and some fresh fruit too for around $3-4 USD per person. At lunch you might want a chicken sandwich for $8-10 USD salad, burger and pizza with a fresh fruit drink for $3 USD.
You can have a budget of $15-20 USD a day and it can already get you more than enough decent meals. Costa Rica is a little bit pricey compared to other countries like Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua in Central America.
BEST TIME TO VISIT COSTA RICA
In Costa Rica their summer (December to April), there are fewer rains than normal. In their winter (May to November), the rains are almost non-stop. For most tourists best time to visit Costa Rica is from December to April because of easier transport.
CASH AND ATMS IN COSTA RICA
The currency of Costa Rica is called Colòn and as of now, $1 USD is worth 600 Colòn. Do not exchange your currency at the airport because you’ll get less than what you’ll get with the city’s exchange. Anyway if you are bringing USD you can use them while traveling around Costa Rica no need to exchange them.
Bank or debit cards in an ATM are the recommended way to access your funds while traveling in Costa Rica. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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