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There are 6 ways to get from Mazatlán to San José by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 35 min

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

$197 - $658

Cheapest option

Bus via Managua  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlan R. Urias to ACN Puebla
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU 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 to San José

$149 - $239

4 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Puebla
  2. Take the bus from Puebla Terminal CAPU to Huixtla ADO
  3. Drive from Huixtla ADO to Coatepeque
  4. Take the bus from Coatepeque to San Salvador
  5. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$210 - $314

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

$245 - $360

Bus via Tica Bus Guatemala  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlán to México 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 - $315

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 $2800 - $4700 and takes 2 days 18 h.

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The quickest way to get from Mazatlán to San José is to fly which costs $3800 - $13000 and takes 6 h 35 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 20 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 20 h and costs $3800 - $6500.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Mazatlán to San José, including transfers.

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Mazatlán to San José bus services, operated by TAP, 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 35 min and costs $3800 - $13000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $4700 - $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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Map of how to get from Mazatlán to San José.
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  • Distance: 1746.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

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

Interjet, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Mazatlán to San José every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mazatlán to San José via 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
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Mazatlan to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Mazatlan to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h 37 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mazatlan to San Jose via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Mazatlan to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Puebla
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$65 - $95
Full Fare
$85 - $130
Regular Price
$110
Internet Discount
$93
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
$80
Internet Discount
$72
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Puebla Terminal CAPU to Huixtla ADO
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$45 - $70
Economy
$40 - $60
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 - $70
Economy
$40 - $65
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, Mexico to Retalhuleu
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
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
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Mazatlan R. Urias to ACN Puebla
Ave. Duration
11 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.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
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Mazatlán to Mexico City North Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
estrellablanca.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

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San José is 1 h ahead of Mazatlán. It is currently 4:10 AM in Mazatlán and 5:10 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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Viva Aerobus, United Airlines, Interjet and two other airlines offer flights from Mazatlan Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 503+ hotels available in San José. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mazatlán to Mazatlan Airport is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs $110 - $140.

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