There are 5 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Arenal Volcano by plane, bus, car, shuttle or towncar

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Fly  •  1h 12m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Fortuna (FON) SJO - FON

$146 - $321

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Shuttle  •  2h 12m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose Airport to Arenal Volcano

$40

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Alajuela to Zarcero
  2. Take the bus from Zarcero to Ciudad Quesada
  3. Take the bus from Ciudad Quesada to La Fortuna

Drive  •  2h 27m

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Arenal Volcano 134.9 km

$12 - $19

Towncar  •  2h 27m

  1. Take a town car from San Jose Airport to Arenal Volcano 134.9 km

$90 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Arenal Volcano is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Arenal Volcano is to fly which costs $140 - $330 and takes 1h 12m.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) and Arenal Volcano is 75 km. The road distance is 134.9 km.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Arenal Volcano without a car is to bus which takes 5h 22m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 12m to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Arenal Volcano, including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Arenal Volcano is to fly which takes 1h 12m and costs $140 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 22m.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Fortuna Airport is the direct flight which takes 20 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) to Arenal Volcano is 135 km. It takes approximately 2h 27m to drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Arenal Volcano.

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Skyway offers flights from San Jose Airport to Fortuna Airport.

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There are 545+ hotels available in Arenal Volcano. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Arenal Volcano.
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  • Distance: 75.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 12m

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJO), Costa Rica and Arenal Volcano, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica?

Skyway flies from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Arenal Volcano once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Arenal Volcano via Alajuela, Zarcero, Zarcero, Ciudad Quesada, and La Fortuna in around 5h 22m.

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