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There are 8 ways to get from Arlington to Costa Rica by plane, bus, car or night bus

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Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to San Jose (SJO) DFW - SJO

$213 - $939

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Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Liberia  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Liberia (LIR) DFW - LIR

$283 - $1,439

Fly Dallas to San Jose  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to San Jose (SJO) DAL - SJO

$256 - $854

Fly Dallas to Liberia  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Liberia (LIR) DAL - LIR

$296 - $1,004

Megabus, bus, drive  •  3 days 4 h

  1. Take the Megabus from DFW-Grand Prairie, Texas to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Huixtla ADO Ado
  4. Drive from Huixtla ADO to Coatepeque
  5. Take the bus from Coatepeque to San Salvador
  6. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$253 - $393

Night bus, bus  •  3 days 9 h

  1. Take the night bus from Dallas Westmoreland, Tx to Mcallen, Tx
  2. Take the bus from McAllen to Matamoros
  3. Take the bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
  4. Take the bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala
  5. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito
  6. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$277 - $502

Megabus, bus  •  3 days 12 h

  1. Take the Megabus from DFW-Grand Prairie, Texas to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
  4. Take the bus from Tapachula to San Salvador
  5. Take the bus from San Salvador to Managua
  6. Take the bus from Managua to San José

$255 - $426

Drive  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Drive from Arlington to San José 2735.2 miles

$410 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Arlington to Costa Rica is to Megabus and bus and drive which costs $250 - $400 and takes 3 days 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Arlington to Costa Rica is to fly which costs $210 - $950 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Arlington and Costa Rica is 1770 miles. The road distance is 2735.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Arlington to Costa Rica without a car is to night bus and bus which takes 3 days 9 h and costs $270 - $500.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Arlington to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Arlington to Costa Rica is to fly which takes 4 h 34 min and costs $210 - $950. Alternatively, you can Megabus and bus, which costs $250 - $430 and takes 3 days 12 h.

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The quickest flight from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 9 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arlington to Costa Rica is 2735 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 4 h to drive from Arlington to Costa Rica.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Interjet, Spirit Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Costa Rica. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Arlington to Costa Rica.
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  • Distance: 1770.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between Arlington, TX, USA and Costa Rica?

American Airlines, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Arlington to Alajuela hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Arlington to San José via DFW-Grand Prairie, Texas, San Antonio, San Antonio, México Central Norte, Tapachula, San Salvador, San Salvador, and Managua in around 3 days 12 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Liberia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Dallas to Liberia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Liberia
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Liberia via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Liberia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Austin, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via San Antonio, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Midland/Odessa, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Kansas City, Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Tampa, Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Dallas to Liberia via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Dallas to Liberia via Austin, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Dallas to Liberia via New Orleans, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Liberia via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Jose via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Bus operators
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $90
Ejecutivo
$100 - $105
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from México Central Norte to Huixtla ADO
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $75
Economy
$45 - $70
Bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
30 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$75 - $110
Economy
$70 - $110
Bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $75
Economy
$45 - $70
Trans Galgos Inter
Phone
2232-3661
Email
transgalgosinter@hotmail.com
Website
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Coatepeque to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Tapachula to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Dallas Westmoreland, Tx to Mcallen, Tx
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from McAllen to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Nica Bus
Phone
(506) 2221-2679, (506) 2221-2581
Bus from Managua to San José
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
nicabus.com.ni

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The best way to get from Arlington to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to taxi which takes 17 min and costs $30 - $40.

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