There are 7 ways to get from Arenal Volcano to San Jose by taxi, bus, plane, shuttle, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Taxi, bus to Liberia, fly to San Jose  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Arenal Volcano to Cañas
  2. Take the bus from Cañas to Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal
  3. Fly from Liberia (LIR) to San Jose (SJC) LIR - SJC

$420 - $817

Cheapest option

Shuttle to San Jose, fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from La Fortuna to San Jose
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to San Francisco (SFO) SJO - SFO
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$327 - $996

5 alternative options

Shuttle to San Jose, fly to San Jose  •  14 h 38 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from La Fortuna to San Jose
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to San Jose (SJC) SJO - SJC

$368 - $1,282

Taxi, bus to Liberia, fly to Oakland  •  14 h 49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Arenal Volcano to Cañas
  2. Take the bus from Cañas to Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal
  3. Fly from Liberia (LIR) to Oakland (OAK) LIR - OAK

$530 - $1,429

Shuttle to San Jose, fly to Oakland  •  15 h 53 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from La Fortuna to San Jose
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Oakland (OAK) SJO - OAK

$378 - $1,294

Taxi, bus to Liberia, fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Arenal Volcano to Cañas
  2. Take the bus from Cañas to Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal
  3. Fly from Liberia (LIR) to San Francisco (SFO) LIR - SFO
  4. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$459 - $1,331

Drive  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Drive from Arenal Volcano to San Jose 3800.3 miles

$550 - $850

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Arenal Volcano to San Jose is to shuttle and fly and Caltrain which costs $320 - $1,000 and takes 16 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arenal Volcano to San Jose is to shuttle and fly which takes 14 h 38 min and costs $360 - $1,300.

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The distance between Arenal Volcano and San Jose is 4766 km. The road distance is 6080 km.

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It takes approximately 14 h 55 min to get from Arenal Volcano to San Jose, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Arenal Volcano, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica and San Jose, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Arenal Volcano to San Jose. However, you can take the taxi to Cañas, take the bus to Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal, take the walk to Liberia, take the shuttle to Liberia Airport, take the walk to Liberia airport, fly to San Jose, take the walk to San Jose Airport - Terminal A, then take the line 10 bus to San Jose. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to La Fortuna, take the shuttle to San Jose, take the walk to San José, take the bus to Juan Santamaría International Airport, take the walk to San Jose airport, fly to San Jose, take the walk to San Jose Airport - Terminal A, then take the line 10 bus to San Jose.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Liberia to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 28 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Liberia to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,300
Flights from Liberia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,300
Flights from Liberia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 37 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,300
Flights from Liberia to San Francisco via Newark
Ave. Duration
12 h 58 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 3 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Newark
Ave. Duration
12 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Liberia to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Liberia to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt, San Diego
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Liberia to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Liberia to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Liberia to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Liberia to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt, Austin
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt, San Diego
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,200
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Liberia to San Francisco via Houston Hobby Apt, Austin
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Liberia to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Liberia to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 21 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Liberia to San Jose via Los Angeles, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,000
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,000
Flights from Liberia to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 19 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Liberia to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,900
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,300
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,300
Flights from Liberia to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,500
Flights from Liberia to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $1,500
Flights from Liberia to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 19 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 23 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to San Jose via Miami, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Liberia to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Liberia to Oakland via Miami, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,300
Flights from San Jose to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
11 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,300
Flights from Liberia to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $1,600
Flights from Liberia to San Francisco via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Liberia to San Francisco via Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 54 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,800
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Liberia to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,300
Flights from Liberia to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
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
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Liberia to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Liberia to San Francisco via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,500
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
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Cañas to Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Other operators
Taxi from Arenal Volcano to Cañas
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120

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