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There are 9 ways to get from San José to Guanajuato by plane, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly to Leon/Guanajuato

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Leon/Guanajuato (BJX)

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Bus via Managua #2

  1. Take the bus from San José Terminal Tica Bus to Managua
  2. Take the bus from Managua Tica Bus to San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos
  3. Take the bus from San Salvador to Tapachula
  4. Take the bus from Tapachula to México Central Norte
  5. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Dolores Hidalgo

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Fly to Aguascalientes, shuttle

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Aguascalientes (AGU)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Aguascalientes to Guanajuato

Fly to Queretaro, shuttle, bus

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Queretaro (QRO)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Queretaro Airport to San Miguel de Allende
  3. Take the bus from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato

Fly to San Luis Potosi, bus

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to San Luis Potosi (SLP)
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Potosí to León
  3. Take the bus from León to Guanajuato

Fly to Mexico City, bus

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Mexico City (MEX)
  2. Take the bus from Mexico Central Norte to León
  3. Take the bus from León to Guanajuato

Bus

  1. Take the bus from San José to Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda
  2. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Marriott to San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente
  3. Take the bus from San Salvador to Tapachula
  4. Take the bus from Tapachula to México Central Norte
  5. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Tequisquiapan

Bus via Managua

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal 7-10 to Managua Terminal Transporte del SOL
  2. Take the bus from Managua to San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente
  3. Take the bus from San Salvador to Tapachula
  4. Take the bus from Tapachula to México Central Norte
  5. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Dolores Hidalgo

Drive

  1. Drive from San José to Guanajuato

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from San José to Guanajuato is to bus via Managua, which costs $170 - $280 and takes 2 days 17h.

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The quickest way to get from San José to Guanajuato is to fly which costs $230 - $450 and takes 10h 10m.

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The distance between San José and Guanajuato is 2212 km. The road distance is 2874.8 km.

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It takes approximately 10h 10m to get from San José to Guanajuato, including transfers.

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The best way to get from San José to Guanajuato is to fly which takes 10h 10m and costs $230 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $210 - $300 and takes 2 days 10h.

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There is no direct flight from San Jose Airport to Leon/Guanajuato Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between San José to Guanajuato is 2875 km. It takes approximately 37h 11m to drive from San José to Guanajuato.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Volaris, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Leon/Guanajuato Airport.

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There are 99+ hotels available in Guanajuato. Prices start at $2000 MXN per night.

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The best way to get from San José to San Jose Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from San José to Guanajuato.
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  • Distance: 2211.9 km
  • Duration: 10h 10m

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

Aeroméxico, United Airlines and five other airlines fly from San José to Guanajuato hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San José to Guanajuato via Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda, Tegucigalpa Hotel Marriott, San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente, San Salvador, Tapachula, México Central Norte, Tequisquiapan, and Dolores Hidalgo in around 2 days 10h.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
aeromexico.com
Flights from San Jose to Leon/Guanajuato via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10000 - $12000
Flights from San Jose to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2900 - $15000
Flights from San Jose to Queretaro via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3400 - $18000
Flights from San Jose to San Luis Potosi via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$2900 - $15000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3600 - $17000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to Leon/Guanajuato via Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$9000 - $14000
Flights from San Jose to Aguascalientes via Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4300 - $15000
Flights from San Jose to Queretaro via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5000 - $18000
Flights from San Jose to San Luis Potosi via Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4000 - $14000
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to Leon/Guanajuato via Guatemala City, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$10000 - $12000
Flights from San Jose to San Luis Potosi via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2600 - $12000
Flights from San Jose to San Luis Potosi via Guatemala City, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2900 - $15000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3100 - $15000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2100 - $11000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3600 - $17000
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Jose to Leon/Guanajuato via Cancun
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$3500 - $12000
Flights from San Jose to Aguascalientes via Cancun, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$3400 - $11000
Flights from San Jose to Aguascalientes via Cancun
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$3300 - $11000
Flights from San Jose to Queretaro via Cancun
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$3700 - $13000
Flights from San Jose to San Luis Potosi via Cancun
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$3000 - $10000
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Panama City
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3200 - $17000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Leon/Guanajuato via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14000 - $18000
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from San Jose to Queretaro via Cancun
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$3700 - $13000
Volaris Costa Rica
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1300 - $8500
Bus operators
BajioGo
Phone
+52 415 185 8665
Email
info@bajiogo.com
Website
bajiogo.com
Shuttle from Queretaro Airport to San Miguel de Allende
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$513
Schedules at
bajiogo.com
ETN
Phone
800 800 0386
Email
atn_clientes@etn.com.mx
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Online discount
$110 - $160
Regular price at station
$130 - $180
Bus from Mexico Central Norte to León
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Online discount
$500 - $750
Regular price at station
$600 - $850
Primera Plus
Phone
+52 477 710 0060
Website
wl.primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Book at
cotizador.conectagfa.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Potosí to León
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$300 - $400
Book at
cotizador.conectagfa.com.mx
Bus from Mexico Central Norte to Leon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$550 - $800
Book at
cotizador.conectagfa.com.mx
Omnibus de Mexico
Phone
800 765 6636
Email
contacto@odm.com.mx
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Potosí to León
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Child & Senior discount
$160 - $240
Regular
$330 - $480
Pullmantur
Phone
(502) 2495-7000, (504) 2232-0216 / 2232-0194 / 2232-0197
Email
informacion@pullmantur.com
Website
pullmantur.com
Bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Marriott to San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$650 - $1000
Schedules at
pullmantur.com
Book at
pullmantur.com
Economy
$656
Superior Tourist
$779
First Class
$1005
Ómnibus Cristóbal Colón (OCC)
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tapachula to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1300 - $1500
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO

Autobuses de Oriente (ADO) is one of Mexico’s largest bus companies, mainly operating south of Mexico City and into the Yucatan Peninsula. Choose from three bus classes: ADO (first class), ADO GL (luxury class) and ADO Platino (platinum class and the most expensive). All buses are comfortable, with reclining seats, blackout curtains, air conditioning and a toilet; ADO Platino offers additional amenities such as extra legroom, onboard Wi-Fi and individual screens.

Contact Details
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tapachula to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1200 - $2300
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$1200 - $1900
ADO GL
$1400 - $2300
Coordinados
Phone
+52 477 710 0060
Email
experiencia.coordinados@flecha-amarilla.com
Website
servicioscoordinados.com.mx
Bus from México Central Norte to Tequisquiapan
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$221
Book at
cotizador.conectagfa.com.mx
Bus from México Central Norte to Dolores Hidalgo
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$430
Book at
cotizador.conectagfa.com.mx
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal 7-10 to Managua Terminal Transporte del SOL
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$718
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Bus from Managua to San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1025
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Pegasso
Phone
800 622 2222
Email
buzondeatencion@gho.mx
Website
pegasso.mx
Bus from Mexico Norte to Dolores Hidalgo
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$280 - $470
Schedules at
viaje.autovias.com.mx
Internet Discount
$280 - $410
Regular Price
$310 - $460
Tica Bus
Phone
+52 962 625 2435
Email
info@ticabus.com
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San José Terminal Tica Bus to Managua
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$600 - $800
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Bus from Managua Tica Bus to San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$700 - $1100
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com

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