There are 5 ways to get from Mazatlán to San José by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Mazatlan (MZT) to San Jose (SJO) MZT - SJO

$197 - $658

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Puebla
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
  4. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador
  5. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$246 - $363

Bus via Tica Bus Guatemala  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Mexico Central Norte
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala
  4. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito
  5. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$202 - $321

Bus via Managua, Managua  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlan to México Norte
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tapachula to San Salvador
  4. Take the bus from San Salvador to Managua
  5. Take the bus from Managua, Managua to Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica

$211 - $308

Drive  •  44 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Mazatlán to San José 2221.8 miles

$330 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Mazatlán to San José is to bus which costs $3700 - $6000 and takes 2 days 19 h.

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The quickest way to get from Mazatlán to San José is to fly which costs $3700 - $13000 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mazatlán to San José. However, there are services departing from Mazatlán and arriving at San José Terminal 7-10 via México Central Norte, Tica Bus Tapachula, Tica Bus Guatemala and San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19 h.

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The distance between Mazatlán and San José is 2794 km. The road distance is 3554.8 km.

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The best way to get from Mazatlán to San José without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 19 h and costs $3700 - $6000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Mazatlán to San José, including transfers.

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Mazatlán to San José bus services, operated by ETN, depart from Mazatlán station.

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The best way to get from Mazatlán to San José is to fly which takes 6 h 30 min and costs $3700 - $13000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $4600 - $7000 and takes 2 days 15 h.

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There is no direct flight from Mazatlan Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Mazatlán to San José bus services, operated by Transporte del SOL, arrive at San José Terminal 7-10 station.

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San José is 1 h ahead of Mazatlán. It is currently 7:01 AM in Mazatlán and 7:01 AM in San José.

Yes, the driving distance between Mazatlán to San José is 3555 km. It takes approximately 44 h 1 min to drive from Mazatlán to San José.

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  • Distance: 1746.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between Mazatlán, Mexico and San José, Costa Rica?

Interjet, American Airlines and five other airlines fly from Mazatlán to San José hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mazatlán to San José via Puebla, Puebla CAPU, Tapachula, Tapachula, Mexico, Retalhuleu, San Salvador, and San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente in around 2 days 15 h.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Mazatlan to San Jose via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mazatlan to San Jose via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Mazatlan to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Mazatlan to San Jose via Mexico City, Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Puebla
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$65 - $100
Full Fare
$90 - $130
Regular Price
$113
Internet Discount
$96
Bus from Mazatlán to Mexico Central Norte
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $90
Full Fare
$80 - $110
Regular Price
$82
Internet Discount
$74
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $75
Economy
$40 - $65
Bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $80
Economy
$45 - $70
Trans Galgos Inter
Phone
2232-3661
Email
transgalgosinter@hotmail.com
Website
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 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
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Mexico City North Bus
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$50 - $75
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlan to México Norte
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
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

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