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

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Fly  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Bluefields (BEF) SJO - BEF

$56 - $365

3 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from San José Terminal Tica Bus to Managua
  2. Take the bus from Managua to Juigalpa
  3. Take the bus from Juigalpa to El Rama
  4. Take a taxi from El Rama to Bluefields

Bus, car ferry  •  24 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Airport to Managua
  2. Take the bus from Managua to El Rama
  3. Take the car ferry from El Rama to Bluefields

$60 - $82

Drive  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Bluefields 296.3 miles

$45 - $65

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) and Bluefields is 229 km. The road distance is 474 km.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Bluefields without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 19 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Bluefields, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Jose Airport to Bluefields Airport. The quickest flight takes 10 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) to Bluefields is 474 km. It takes approximately 8 h 42 min to drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Bluefields.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., TACA, Copa Airlines and Nicaragüense de Aviación offer flights from San Jose Airport to Bluefields Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Bluefields. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Bluefields.
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  • Distance: 143.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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

Copa Airlines, Nicaragüense de Aviación and two other airlines fly from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Bluefields every 4 hours.

Airlines
Nicaragüense de Aviación
Flights from San Jose to Bluefields via Managua
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Bluefields via Managua, Corn Island
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from San Jose to Bluefields via Managua, Puerto Cabezas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from San Jose to Bluefields via San Salvador, Managua
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Bluefields via Panama City, Managua
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Bus operators
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San José Terminal Tica Bus to Managua
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com
Horario De Buses
Website
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Managua to Juigalpa
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Juigalpa to El Rama
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Managua to El Rama
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Ferry operators
Vianica
Phone
(505) 2264-6608
Email
info@vianica.com
Website
vianica.com
Car ferry from El Rama to Bluefields
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
vianica.com
Other operators
Taxi from El Rama to Bluefields
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Estimated price
$8 - $10

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