There are 7 ways to get from Belize City to Costa Rica by plane, ferry, bus or car

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Fly  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt (BZE) to San Jose (SJO) BZE - SJO

$200 - $520

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Bus  •  36 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
  2. Take the bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
  3. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  4. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to San José

$113 - $225

5 alternative options

Ferry, bus Trans Nica  •  26 h 17 min

  1. Take the ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  3. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to San José

$363 - $455

Ferry, bus via Managua  •  26 h 58 min

  1. Take the ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Cortés to San Pedro Sula
  3. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Managua
  4. Take the bus from Managua, Managua to Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica

$249 - $274

Ferry, bus via San Pedro Sula  •  28 h 12 min

  1. Take the ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Cortés to San Pedro Sula
  3. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  4. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to San José

$233 - $314

Ferry, bus Transporte del SOL  •  37 h 58 min

  1. Take the ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Cortés to San Pedro Sula
  3. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to San Salvador
  4. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$254 - $284

Drive  •  24 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Belize City to San José 973 miles

$140 - $220

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No, there is no direct bus from Belize City to Costa Rica. However, there are services departing from Belize City and arriving at San José via Flores - Santa Elena, San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 14 min.

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The distance between Belize City and Costa Rica is 918 km. The road distance is 1556.8 km.

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The best way to get from Belize City to Costa Rica without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 26 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Belize City to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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Belize City to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Autobuses FDN, depart from Belize City station.

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The best way to get from Belize City to Costa Rica is to fly which takes 7 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 36 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Belize City to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Trans Nica, arrive at San José station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belize City to Costa Rica is 1557 km. It takes approximately 24 h 1 min to drive from Belize City to Costa Rica.

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TAG Airlines, Copa Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt Airport to San Jose Airport.

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Map of how to get from Belize City to Costa Rica.
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  • Distance: 574 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

What companies run services between Belize City, Belize and Costa Rica?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Copa Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Belize City to Alajuela every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Belize City to San José via Flores - Santa Elena, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, and Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda in around 36 h 14 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt to San Jose via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt to San Jose via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt to San Jose via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Bus operators
Viana
Phone
(504) 2225-6583 - (504) 2516-1644
Website
vianatransportes.com
Bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Schedules at
vianatransportes.com
Economy
$28
Executive
$46
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Puerto Cortés to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
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facebook.com
Bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Platinum Centro America
Website
platinumcentroamerica.com
Bus from San Pedro Sula to Managua
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
platinumcentroamerica.com
Bus from San Pedro Sula to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
platinumcentroamerica.com
Nica Bus
Phone
(506) 2221-2679, (506) 2221-2581
Bus from Managua, Managua to Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
nicabus.com.ni
Travel Mundo Maya
Phone
+501.2231200
Email
mundomayatravels@yahoo.com
Website
travelmundomaya.com
Bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
travelmundomaya.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
Ferry operators
Starla International
Phone
+504 9545-9322
Email
starlaferry@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
travelmundomaya.com

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There are 54+ hotels available in Costa Rica. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belize City to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt Airport is to shuttle which takes 30 min and costs .

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