There are 5 ways to get from San Juan del Sur to San Jose Airport (SJO) by bus, shuttle, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus via Cañas  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from La Cruz to Liberia
  2. Take the bus from Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal to Cañas
  3. Take the bus from Cañas to San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala

$21 - $24

4 alternative options

Shuttle, Pulmitan de Liberia  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Juan del Sur to Liberia
  2. Take the Pulmitan de Liberia from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose Liberia Terminal Pulmitan

$35

Bus Marvelus Bus & Shuttle  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Rivas to San José

$42

Drive  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from San Juan del Sur to San Jose Airport (SJO) 200.2 miles

$30 - $45

Bus, Local Bus, fly  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from San Juan del Sur to Rivas
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rivas to Granada
  3. Fly from Managua (MGA) to San Jose (SJO) MGA - SJO

$96 - $181

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Juan del Sur to San Jose Airport (SJO). However, there are services departing from San Juan del Sur and arriving at Juan Santamaría International Airport via Rivas and San José. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 7 min.

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The distance between San Juan del Sur and San Jose Airport (SJO) is 229 km. The road distance is 320.3 km.

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The best way to get from San Juan del Sur to San Jose Airport (SJO) without a car is to shuttle and Pulmitan de Liberia which takes 8 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from San Juan del Sur to San Jose Airport (SJO), including transfers.

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San Juan del Sur to San Jose Airport (SJO) bus services, operated by Marvelus Bus & Shuttle, depart from Rivas station.

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The quickest flight from Managua Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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San Juan del Sur to San Jose Airport (SJO) bus services, operated by Marvelus Bus & Shuttle, arrive at San José station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Juan del Sur to San Jose Airport (SJO) is 320 km. It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to drive from San Juan del Sur to San Jose Airport (SJO).

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Copa Airlines offers flights from Managua Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 530+ hotels available in San Jose Airport (SJO). Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Juan del Sur to San Jose Airport (SJO).
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  • Distance: 143.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

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

You can take a bus from San Juan del Sur to San Jose Airport (SJO) via La Cruz, Liberia, Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal, Cañas, San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala, and San José in around 6 h 54 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Managua to San Jose
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Bus operators
Grupo Tranbasa
Bus from La Cruz to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
grupotranbasa.com
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal to Cañas
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Transnorte de Upala
Phone
506- 2221 3318
Email
info@caribeños.com
Bus from Cañas to San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.com
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Shuttle from San Juan del Sur to Liberia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Book at
marvelustravel.com
Bus from Rivas to San José
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Book at
marvelustravel.com
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Horario De Buses
Website
thebusschedule.com
Bus from San Juan del Sur to Rivas
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Buses Públicos Nicaragua
Shuttle from Rivas to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
elesteliano.com

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