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

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Bus  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from San José to Puntarenas, Cantón Puntarenas, Provincia Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica

$6

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Taxi  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Puntarenas 53.8 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Puntarenas 53.8 miles

$8 - $12

Shuttle  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose Airport to Puntarenas

$55

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Puntarenas is to bus which costs $6 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Puntarenas is to taxi which costs $110 - $130 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Puntarenas. However, there are services departing from Juan Santamaría International Airport and arriving at Puntarenas, Cantón Puntarenas, Provincia Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica via San José. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) and Puntarenas is 69 km. The road distance is 86 km.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Puntarenas without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 41 min and costs $6.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Puntarenas, including transfers.

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

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San Jose Airport (SJO) to Puntarenas bus services, operated by Empresarios Unidos, arrive at Puntarenas, Cantón Puntarenas, Provincia Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) to Puntarenas is 86 km. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Puntarenas.

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There are 66+ hotels available in Puntarenas. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Puntarenas.
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  • Distance: 43.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

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

Empresarios Unidos operates a bus from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Puntarenas hourly. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Bus operators
Empresarios Unidos
Phone
(506) 2221-6600
Website
eupsacr.com
Bus from San José to Puntarenas, Cantón Puntarenas, Provincia Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
eupsacr.com
Costa Rica Travel Group Inc.
Phone
(506) 8849 - 8969
Email
reservations@transportation-costarica.com
Website
transportation-costarica.com
Shuttle from San Jose Airport to Puntarenas
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
transportation-costarica.com
Other operators
Taxi from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Puntarenas
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Taxis Coopeirazú
Phone
+506 2254 3211
Taxis Tibás
Phone
+506 2235 9966

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