There are 4 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Monte Verde by bus, car or taxi

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Bus Empresarios Unidos  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from San José Empresarios Unidos to Puntarenas
  2. Take the bus from Puntarenas to Santa Elena Puntarenas

$8 - $11

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Bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose to Monteverde San José

$5 - $8

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Monte Verde 86.4 miles

$13 - $19

Bus, taxi  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Alajuela, Cantón Alajuela, Provincia Alajuela, 20101, Costa Rica to Naranjo
  2. Take a taxi from Naranjo to Monte Verde

$142 - $172

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Monte Verde. However, there are services departing from Juan Santamaría International Airport and arriving at Santa Elena via San José Empresarios Unidos and Puntarenas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 41 min.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) and Monte Verde is 75 km. The road distance is 138.3 km.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Monte Verde without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Monte Verde, including transfers.

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San Jose Airport (SJO) to Monte Verde bus services, operated by Empresarios Unidos, depart from San José Empresarios Unidos station.

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San Jose Airport (SJO) to Monte Verde bus services, operated by Transmonteverde, arrive at Santa Elena station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) to Monte Verde is 138 km. It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Monte Verde.

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There are 189+ hotels available in Monte Verde. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Monte Verde.
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  • Distance: 46.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJO), Costa Rica and Monte Verde, Puntarenas, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Monte Verde via San José, San José Empresarios Unidos, and Puntarenas in around 6 h 41 min.

Bus operators
Empresarios Unidos
Phone
(506) 2221-6600
Website
eupsacr.com
Bus from San José Empresarios Unidos to Puntarenas
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
eupsacr.com
Transmonteverde
Phone
+506 2645 7447
Email
transmonteverde@yahoo.com
Website
transmonteverde.com
Bus from Puntarenas to Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from San Jose to Monteverde
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
transmonteverde.com
TUAN Transportes Unidos Alajuela Naranjo
Phone
50622582004
Bus from Alajuela, Cantón Alajuela, Provincia Alajuela, 20101, Costa Rica to Naranjo
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sanjosecostarica.org
Other operators
Taxi from Naranjo to Monte Verde
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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