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How To Get From Tamarindo To San Jose Airport – All Possible Ways

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We will tell you how to get from Tamarindo to San Jose Airport. The distance from Tamarindo to Juan Santamaría Airport is 260 kilometers.

The travel time from Tamarindo to San Jose is around 4 hours by car. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 5-6 hours from Tamarindo to San Jose.

The cheapest way from Tamarindo to San Jose airport is by bus $11 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $250 USD. You can rent a car at Tamarindo too.

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WHERE TO STAY IN SAN JOSE

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 are also available, mostly for about $20-25 USD a night. Double room hostels can costs up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels costs more or less $80 USD a night.

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TAMARINDO TO SAN JOSE

BUS FROM TAMARINDO TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Tamarindo to San Jose is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus Empresa Alfaro going from Tamarindo to San Jose Costa Rica getting to Terminal 7-10 in city center.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM TAMARINDO TO SAN JOSE

The bus schedule from Tamarindo to San Jose Costa Rica with Empresa Alfaro is leaving a few times daily. The Alfaro Buses Tamarindo to San Jose are running every 2-3 hours starting from 3 am to 5 30 pm (a few buses are passing by Liberia a quick stop).

The bus fare from Tamarindo to San Jose is around $10 USD and the travel time from Tamarindo to San Jose is around 5-6 hours. Check here Alfaro Bus schedule and route!

SAN JOSE CITY CENTER TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT

The bus from Tamarindo to San Jose will stop at will stop at Terminal 7-10 where you can go walking distance to the market to get the buses going to the airport. There are two bus services running from the market at San Jose city center to San Jose airport: TUASA (Red and white buses) and Station Wagon (Yellow and orange buses). The buses are running every 10 minutes starting from 4 am until 11 30 pm.

The bus travel time from San Jose city center to San José Juan Santamaría Airport is around 30-40 minutes. The bus fare is 675 CRC which is $1 USD for one way and you don’t have to pay extra for the luggage. You can buy the ticket direct to the bus driver.

The total bus fare from Tamarindo to San Jose airport is $11 USD and the total travel time is around 5-6 hours and it can be longer.

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TAXI FROM TAMARINDO TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT

If you go from Tamarindo to San Jose by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 4 hours. The taxi fare from Tamarindo to San Jose airport is around $250 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM TAMARINDO TO SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

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Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fare than taxis. You can expect going from Tamarindo to San Jose airport the price is around $250 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT TAMARINDO

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There are many options for renting a car in Tamarindo. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in San Jose or you would love to move around. It will take you 4 hours to get to Tamarindo to San Jose airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport for $30 USD per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION TAMARINDO TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort. Prices are around $260 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be 65 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM TAMARINDO TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT

The best way from Tamarindo to San Jose airport is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 6 hours travel time. You will pay around $11 USD included the bus coming from Tamarindo and San Jose Costa Rica airport.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Tamarindo to San Jose airport is around $250 USD and 4 hours travel time.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN SAN JOSE

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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 are also available, mostly for about $20-25 USD a night. Double room hostels can costs up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels costs more or less $80 USD a night.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN COSTA RICA

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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 then enough decent meals. Costa Rica is little bit pricey comparing to the 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), rains are almost non-stop. For most tourists best time to visit Costa Rica is  from December to April because of easier transport. 

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CASH AND ATM 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 RicaKnow real-time currency exchange here!

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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