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

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We will tell you how to get from Montezuma to San Jose airport. The distance from Montezuma to Juan Santamaría Airport is 170 kilometers.

The travel time from Montezuma Beach to San Jose airport is around 4 hours by car plus ferry. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 6 hours from Montezuma to San Jose included the ferry boat.

The cheapest way from Montezuma to San Jose airport is by bus $15 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $260 USD. Click here to book online San Jose Day Trip

You can rent a car at Montezuma too. Read here how to get from San Jose airport to Montezuma and Jaco to Montezuma

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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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MONTEZUMA TO SAN JOSE

BUS FROM MONTEZUMA TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT (CHEAPEST WAY)

The cheapest way from Montezuma to San Jose airport is by bus. First you will have to ride the bus going from Montezuma to Paquera, crossing by ferry to Puntarenas Port where you will ride the bus to San Jose Costa Rica and you will get a local bus going to the airport from city center.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM MONTEZUMA TO SAN JOSE (FERRY BOAT PAQUERA TO PUNTARENAS)

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The bus schedule from Montezuma to San Jose with Transportes Cobano is twice daily starting at 6 30 am and 2 30 pm. The bus travel time from Montezuma to Paquera is around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

You will cross by ferry from Paquera to Puntarenas which is around 1 hour and 30 minutes travel time. Check here Transportes Cobano schedule and route!

Once you cross by ferry you will go back to the bus 2 hours travel time from Puntarenas Ferry Port to San Jose Bus Terminal 7-10 in San Jose city center where you can take a local bus going to San Jose airport or going walking distance to your accommodation if you stay at San Jose.

The bus fare from Montezuma to San Jose Costa Rica is $14 USD (included the ferry boat) and it will take around 5 hour and 30 minutes travel time.

MONTEZUMA TO SAN JOSE PUBLIC BUS AND FERRY BOAT (NO DIRECT BUS MONTEZUMA TO SAN JOSE)

If you miss the direct bus from Montezuma Beach to San Jose. You can ride two local buses going to Paquera Ferry Terminal (Montezuma to Cobano and Cobano to Paquera Ferry Terminal). The bus schedule from Montezuma to Cobano is starting at 6 20 am, 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 20 pm, 4 15 pm, 5 45 pm, 8 pm. The bus travel time is around 25 minutes and the bus fare is $1 USD.

The bus schedule from Cobano to Paquera is starting 4 am, 6 45 am, 10 30 am, 12 30 pm, 2 45 pm, 4:30 pm. The bus travel time Cobano to Paquera is around 1 hour and 15 minutes and the bus fare is $2 USD.

The ferry boat schedule from Paquera to Puntarenas Ferry Port is starting at 5 30 am, 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm. The ferry ride from Paquera to Puntarenas is 1 hour and 30 minutes and the ferry ticket is around $2 USD.

Once in Puntarenas Ferry Port if you want to get a public bus to San Jose. You will have to wlak 20 minutes or get a taxi to the Bus Terminal in Puntarenas. The bus schedule from Puntarenas to San Jose is running every hour starting at 4 am to 7 30 pm. The bus travel time from Puntarnas to San Jose is 2 hours and the bus fare is $5 USD.

The bus fare and boat from Montezuma Beach to San Jose Costa Rica can be around $10-12 USD cheaper than the direct bus Montezuma to San Jose which is $14 USD but it will take longer with the transfer and the waiting time.

SAN JOSE CITY CENTER TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT

The bus from Puntarenas 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 Montezuma to San Jose airport is $15 USD included the bus coming from the airport and the ferry too. The total travel time is around 6 hours depending on the traffic and the waiting time.

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TAXI FROM MONTEZUMA TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT

If you go from Montezuma to San Jose airport by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 4 hours. The taxi fare from from Montezuma to Paquera is around $70-80 USD for 45 minutes drive. From Puntarenas Ferry Port to San Jose airport is around $120 USD for 1 hour and 20 minutes ride.

You will have to get the ferry crossing the Gulf of Nicoya. And later getting another taxi ride The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM MONTEZUMA 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 Montezuma to San Jose around $250 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day. You will have to follow the way by taxi getting the ferry to cross Gulf of Nicoya.

CAR RENTAL AT MONTEZUMA

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There are many options for renting a car in Montezuma. 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 Montezuma with a private car included the ferry ride. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available for $30 USD per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION MONTEZUMA 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 MONTEZUMA TO SAN JOSE AIRPORT

The best way from Montezuma 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 $15 USD included the bus coming from Montezuma, the ferry crossing Gulf of Nicoya and the bus to San Jose Costa Rica airport.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Montezuma Beach to San Jose airport is around $260 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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Happy Travels!

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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