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How To Get From Puerto Viejo To San Jose Airport – All Possible Ways

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We will tell you how to get from Puerto Viejo to San Jose airport. The distance from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Juan Santamaría Airport is 222 kilometers.

The travel time from Puerto Viejo to San Jose Costa Rica airport is around 4 hours by car. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 4 hour and 30 minutes. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips

The cheapest way from Puerto Viejo to San Jose airport is by bus $12 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $200-220 USD. You can rent a car at Puerto Viejo 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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PUERTO VIEJO TO SAN JOSE

BUS FROM PUERTO VIEJO TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Puerto Viejo to San Jose airport is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus in Puerto Viejo going to San Jose Terminal MEPE in city center.

BUS SCHEDULE PUERTO VIEJO TO SAN JOSE COSTA RICA

The bus schedule from Puerto Viejo to San Jose is leaving a few times per day. The buses from Puerto Viejo to San Jose are leaving every 2-3 hours starting from 4 50 am, 7 30 am, 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 4 pm. Check here MEPE Bus schedule and route!

The bus fare from Puerto Viejo to San Jose is around $11 USD. The travel time from Puerto Viejo to San Jose is 4 hours and 30 minutes. The bus from Puerto Viejo to San Jose will stop at Cahuita first short stop and longer stop at Puerto Limon.

SAN JOSE CITY CENTER TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT

The bus from Puerto Viejo to San Jose will stop at will stop at MEPE Bus Terminal 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 Puerto Viejo to San Jose airport is $12 USD. The total travel time is around 5 hour and 30 minutes and it can be longer.

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CAUHITA TO SAN JOSE

If you are planning to go from Cahuita to San Jose airport. You will have get the bus from Cahuita to San Jose and follow the same guidelines above getting to San Jose city airport from San Jose Terminal MEPE.

The price and travel time from Cahuita to San Jose is the same than going to Puerto Viejo just 15 minutes less. The bus from Cahuita to San Jose will stop at Limon.

TAXI FROM PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT

If you go from Puerto Viejo 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 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is around $200-220 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM PUERTO VIEJO 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 Puerto Viejo to San Jose is around $200-220 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT PUERTO VIEJO

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There are many options for renting a car in Puerto Viejo. 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 San Jose airport from Puerto Viejo with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available for $30 USD per day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION PUERTO VIEJO 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 6 people. It could be $40 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT

The best way from Puerto Viejo to San Jose Costa Rica is by bus if you go on a budget for 5 hour and 30 minutes travel time. You will pay around $12 USD included the bus coming from Puerto Viejo and going to the airport.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is around $240 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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