There are 4 ways to get from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO) by plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to San Jose (SJO) MGA - SJO

$75 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus Trans Nica  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to San José

$30 - $49

2 alternative options

Bus Marvelus Bus & Shuttle  •  15 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to San José

$42

Drive  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO) 258.4 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO) is to bus which costs $29 - $50 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO) is to fly which takes 2 h 8 min and costs $75 - $160.

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The distance between Managua and San Jose Airport (SJO) is 326 km. The road distance is 413 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO). However, there are services departing from Managua and arriving at Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría via Tica Bus Office. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 46 min.

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What companies run services between Managua, Nicaragua and San Jose Airport (SJO), Costa Rica?

Copa Airlines, Skytrans and Avianca Costa Rica fly from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO) 3 times a day. Alternatively, Trans Nica operates a bus from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Managua to San Jose
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Managua to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $210
Avianca Costa Rica
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Managua to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Bus operators

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