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

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Fly  •  2 h 11 min

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

$75 - $160

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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

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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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The distance between Managua and San Jose Airport (SJO) is 326 km. The road distance is 413.5 km.

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The best way to get from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO) without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO), including transfers.

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Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO) bus services, operated by Trans Nica, depart from Managua station.

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The best way to get from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO) is to fly which takes 2 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Managua Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO) bus services, operated by Trans Nica, arrive at San José station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO) is 413 km. It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to drive from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO).

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Copa Airlines offers flights from Managua Airport to San Jose Airport.

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Map of how to get from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO).
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  • Distance: 203.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

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

Copa Airlines flies from Managua to San Jose Airport (SJO) once daily. 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
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Bus operators

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There are 530+ hotels available in San Jose Airport (SJO). Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Managua to Managua Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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