Last updated on April 12th, 2023 at 06:28 pm
How To Get From San Jose Airport to Samara Best Way – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From San Jose to Samara?
The distance from San Jose Airport to Samara is 236 kilometers. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips
The travel time by taxi from San Jose Airport to Samara is around 4 hours. The taxi fare from San Jose to Samara is around $300 USD. Read here how to get from Samara to San Jose the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From San Jose Airport to Samara?
The cheapest way from San Jose Airport to Samara is by bus for $10 USD and the bus travel time will be around 5-6 hours.
What Is The Best Way From San Jose Airport to Samara?
The best way from San Jose Airport to Samara is by shared van for $75 USD you can book online per person and 4 hours travel time.
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WHERE TO STAY IN SAMARA
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 Samara. 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 AIRPORT TO SAMARA
SHARED VAN FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO SAMARA (BEST WAY)
The best way from San Jose Airport to Samara is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from San Jose Airport to Samara is 4 hours. The vans are usually leaving early morning at 8 am and 8 45 am!
The van fare from San Jose Airport to Samara is $75 USD and you can book online.
BUS FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO SAMARA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from San Jose Airport to Samara is by bus. There is no direct bus from San Jose airport to Samara. First, you will have to get to San Jose city center from the airport. There are two daily buses leaving from San Jose to Samara at noon and 5 pm.
BUS FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO SAN JOSE CITY CENTER
There are two bus services running from San Jose airport to city 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 total travel time from San José Juan Santamaría Airport to city is around 30-40 minutes. The bus fare is 675 CRC which is $1.10 USD for one way and you don’t have to pay extra for the luggage. You will have to walk outside to get the bus leaving from the main road outside the airport. You can buy the ticket direct to the bus driver.
The final destination for both bus companies is Tuasa Terminal which is on Second Avenue at Merced Park in San Jose Market where you can walk 5 minutes distance to San Jose Empresa Alfaro to get the bus to Samara.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM SAN JOSE TO SAMARA
The bus schedule from San Jose to Samara is starting at noon and 5 30 pm. The bus fare from San Jose to Samara is $10 USD. The travel time from San Jose to Samara is around 5-6 hours. Check here Alfaro Bus schedule and route!
If the bus schedule isn’t the best for you. There is another way longer going from San Jose to Nicoya and from Nicoya to Samara.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM SAN JOSE TO NICOYA
There are daily buses leaving from San Jose to Nicoya. The bus travel time is around 3 hours and the bus fare from San Jose to Nicoya is $9 USD.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM NICOYA TO SAMARA
Once you are in Nicoya Bus Terminal you will have to get the TRAROC Bus from Nicoya to Samara. The buses are leaving starting at 5 am, 8 am, 10 am, 11 30 am, 12 30 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 30 pm, 6 30 pm and 8 pm.
The travel time from Nicoya to Samara is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. The TRAROC Bus fare Nicoya to Samara is $2-3 USD.
TAXI FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO SAMARA
If you go from San Jose Airport to Samara by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 4 hours.
The taxi fare from San Jose Airport to Samara is around $300 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO SAMARA
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect to go around $300-350 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.
CAR RENTAL AT SAN JOSE AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in San Jose Airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in or if you would love to move around. It will take you 4 hours to get to Samara from San Jose airport by private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz and Avis available in the airport for $30 USD per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO SAMARA
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. Prices are around $300 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be 75 USD per person.
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BEST WAY FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO SAMARA (SAN JOSE TO SAMARA)
BUS VS SHARED VAN AND PRIVATE TRANSFER
The best way from San Jose Airport to Samara is by bus if you go on a budget for and 5-6 hours total travel time. The bus fare is $10 USD but the buses are leaving at noon and 5 pm.
The best way from San Jose Airport to Samara is by shared van for $75 USD and you can book online. You will take 4 hours directly from the airport to the hotel.
The best way from San Jose to Samara is by taxi, Uber or private transportation if you wish more comfort around $300 USD and less than 4 hours travel time.
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