How To Get From La Fortuna To San Jose Airport – All Possible Ways

Last updated on January 23rd, 2022 at 03:33 am

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We will tell you how to get from La Fortuna To San Jose airport. The distance from La Fortuna to Juan Santamaría Airport is 135 kilometers. The travel time from La Fortuna To San Jose airport is around 2 hour and 30 minutes by car. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 4-5 hours.

The cheapest way from La Fortuna To San Jose airport is by bus $7 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $150 USD. You can rent a car at La Fortuna too. Read here how to get from San Jose airport to La Fortuna, La Fortuna to Monteverde, La Fortuna to Liberia airport, Puerto Viejo to La Fortuna, La Fortuna to Tamarindo, La Fortuna to Santa Teresa and La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio

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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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LA FORTUNA TO SAN JOSE

BUS FROM LA FORTUNA TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT (CHEAPEST WAY)

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

BUS FROM LA FORTUNA TO SAN JOSE COSTA RICA

The bus schedule from La Fortuna to San Jose with Transportes San Carlos  is leaving once per day. There is only one direct bus from La Fortuna to San Jose Costa Rica leaving at 2 45 pm and getting to San Jose at 6 45 pm. On the way back from San Jose at 6 15 am and getting to La Fortuna at 11 30 pm.

The bus fare is around $6 USD and the travel time from La Fortuna to San Jose is 4-5 hours. Check here Transportes San Carlos Bus schedule and route!

BUS FROM LA FORTUNA TO QUESADA

If you don’t get the direct bus from La Fortuna to San Jose (you will have to take two buses). First you will have to take a bus from La Fortuna to Quesada. The buses from La Fortuna to Quesada are starting from 5 am until 9 30 pm.

Once in Quesada you will transfer a bus from Quesada to San Jose. The bus travel time from La Fortuna to Quesada is around 1 hour and the bus fare from La Fortuna to Quesada is $3 USD.

BUS FROM QUESADA TO SAN JOSE

From Quesada to San Jose there are buses running from 4 30 am until 6 30 pm. The bus travel time from Quesada to San Jose is around 3-4 hours. The bus fare Quesada to San Jose will be around $3 USD getting to Terminal 7-10.

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SAN JOSE CITY CENTER TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT

The bus from La Fortuna 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 La Fortuna to San Jose airport is $7 USD and the total travel time is around 5 hours and it can be longer.

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TAXI FROM LA FORTUNA TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT

If you go from La Fortuna to San Jose by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 2 hour and 30 minutes. The taxi fare from La Fortuna to San Jose airport is around $150 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM LA FORTUNA 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 La Fortuna to San Jose is around $150 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT LA FORTUNA

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There are many options for renting a car in La Fortuna. 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 2 hour and 30 minutes to get to San Jose airport from La Fortuna with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available for $30 USD per day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION LA FORTUNA 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 $160 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be 40 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM LA FORTUNA TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT

The best way from La Fortuna to San Jose airport is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 5 hours travel time. You will pay around $7 USD included the bus coming from La Fortuna and going to the airport.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from La Fortuna to San Jose is around $150 USD and 2 hour and 30 minutes 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!