There are 5 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo by bus, car or shuttle

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Bus Trans Nica  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Airport to Bomba Liberia
  2. Take the bus from Liberia to Tamarindo Liberia / ...

$22 - $29

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Bus TRALAPA Ltda  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from San José to Tamarindo

$10

3 alternative options

Bus Empresa Alfaro  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo Terminal 7-10

$5,636

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo 155 miles

$23 - $35

Shuttle  •  4 h 18 min

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

$49

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo. However, there are services departing from San Jose Airport and arriving at Tamarindo via Liberia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 43 min.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) and Tamarindo is 182 km. The road distance is 248 km.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo, including transfers.

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San Jose Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo bus services, operated by Trans Nica, depart from San Jose Airport station.

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San Jose Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo bus services, operated by Transportes La Pampa, arrive at Tamarindo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo is 248 km. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo.

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There are 542+ hotels available in Tamarindo. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo.
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  • Distance: 113.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 43 min

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

You can take a bus from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo via Bomba Liberia and Liberia in around 5 h 43 min.

Bus operators
Transportes La Pampa
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Liberia to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5,635
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
TRALAPA Ltda
Phone
+506 2680 0392
Bus from San José to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.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 Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
transportation-costarica.com

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