There are 5 ways to get from Alajuela to San Jose by plane, train, shuttle or car

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Fly to San Jose  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to San Jose (SJC) SJO - SJC

$293 - $1,143

Cheapest option

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to San Francisco (SFO) SJO - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$252 - $915

3 alternative options

Fly to Oakland  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Oakland (OAK) SJO - OAK

$309 - $1,211

Fly to Monterey, shuttle  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Monterey (MRY) SJO - MRY
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Monterey to San Jose International Airport

$273 - $1,294

Drive  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Drive from Alajuela to San Jose 3849.7 miles

$550 - $850

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The cheapest way to get from Alajuela to San Jose is to fly and Caltrain which costs $250 - $950 and takes 9 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alajuela to San Jose is to fly and Caltrain which costs $250 - $950 and takes 9 h 52 min.

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The distance between Alajuela and San Jose is 4839 km. The road distance is 6159.6 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 26 min to get from Alajuela to San Jose, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Jose Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 11 h 6 min and has one stopover.

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San Jose is 2 h behind Alajuela. It is currently 11:32 AM in Alajuela and 10:32 AM in San Jose.

Yes, the driving distance between Alajuela to San Jose is 6160 km. It takes approximately 2 days 23 h to drive from Alajuela to San Jose.

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United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and two other airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 346+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Alajuela to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 3024.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 26 min

What companies run services between Alajuela, Costa Rica and San Jose, CA, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and five other airlines fly from Alajuela to San Jose hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Miami, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Miami, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Miami, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
16 h 1 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
10 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,300
Flights from San Jose to Monterey via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from San Jose to Monterey via Miami, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
16 h 3 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $2,000
Flights from San Jose to Monterey via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
16 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Newark
Ave. Duration
15 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 46 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Newark
Ave. Duration
12 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
12 h 59 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Monterey via Houston, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Jose to Monterey via Houston, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
16 h 28 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt, San Diego
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt, Austin
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt, San Diego
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,000
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,000
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,300
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,900
Flights from San Jose to Monterey via San Salvador, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from San Jose to Monterey via San Salvador, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
12 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,500
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Train operators
Bus operators
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Monterey to San Jose International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com

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