Last updated on April 12th, 2023 at 03:20 pm
How To Get From San Jose Airport to Arenal Best Way – You can go by bus, taxi and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From San Jose To Arenal?
The distance from Juan Santamaría Airport to Arenal is 148 kilometers. Click here to book online Arenal activities and day trips
The travel time by taxi from San Jose to Arenal is around 3 hours and 30 minutes and the taxi fare will be around $150 USD. Read here how to get from Arenal to San Jose the reverse way and San Jose airport to La Fortuna
What Is The Cheapest Way From San Jose To Arenal?
The cheapest way from San Jose airport to Arenal is by bus for $6 USD and the travel time is around 4-5 hours.
What Is The Best Way From San Jose To Arenal?
The best way from San Jose airport to Arenal is by shared van for $42 USD you can book online per person and 3 hours and 30 minutes travel time.
WHERE TO STAY IN ARENAL
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 Arenal. 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 SAN JOSE TO ARENAL
BY SHARED VAN FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO ARENAL (BEST WAY)
The best way from San Jose airport to Arenal is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from San Jose airport to Arenal is around 3 hours and 30 minutes.
The van fare from San Jose airport to Arenal is $42 USD and you can book online. Once you are in Arenal, you can join a tour and to do activities in Arenal
BUS FROM SAN JOSE TO ARENAL (DIRECT BUS)
The bus from San Jose to Arenal is leaving every day from Terminal 7-10 (check the exact location in Google Maps) with Transportes San Carlos. There is only one direct bus from San Jose to Arenal leaving at 8 40 am and getting at 12 40 pm.
The bus fare is around $6 USD and the travel time is 4-5 hours or longer depending on the traffic and you can’t book the tickets online. Check here Transportes San Carlos Bus schedule and route!
The bus from San Jose to Arenal will stop at the city center where you can go walking to most of the places for accommodation. If you were planning to go to Arenal Volcano will be also the best place to stay.
TAXI FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO ARENAL
If you go from San Jose airport to Arenal by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from San Jose airport to Arenal is around 3 hours.
The taxi fare from San Jose airport to Arenal is around $150 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
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UBER FROM SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT TO ARENAL
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect to go around $150 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.
CAR RENTAL AT SAN JOSE AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car at San Jose’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Arenal or if you would love to move around. It will take you 3 hours to get to Arenal with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz and Avis available in the airport for $30 USD per day.
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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO ARENAL
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 San Jose. 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 SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO ARENAL (SAN JOSE TO ARENAL)
The best way from San Jose Costa Rica to Arenal is by bus for $6 USD if you go on a budget for a total of 4-5 hours of travel time. You can join a tour and to do activities in Arenal and hike the volcano
The best way from San Jose airport to Arenal is by shared van for $42 USD and you can book online if you prefer comfort and get directly to your accommodation.
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