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There are 5 ways to get from San Pedro Sula to Costa Rica by plane, bus or car

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Fly from San Pedro Sula  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from San Pedro Sula (SAP) to San Jose (SJO) SAP - SJO

$187 - $397

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Bus Trans Nica  •  18 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  2. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to San José

$83 - $131

3 alternative options

Bus to Tegucigalpa, fly  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  2. Fly from Tegucigalpa (TGU) to San Jose (SJO) TGU - SJO

$209 - $388

Bus Platinum Centro America  •  19 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Managua
  2. Take the bus from Managua to San José San José

$96 - $120

Drive  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Drive from San Pedro Sula to San José 625.3 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from San Pedro Sula to Costa Rica is to bus which costs $80 - $140 and takes 18 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Pedro Sula to Costa Rica is to fly which costs $180 - $400 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Pedro Sula to Costa Rica. However, there are services departing from San Pedro Sula and arriving at San José via Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 59 min.

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The distance between San Pedro Sula and Costa Rica is 722 km. The road distance is 1000.4 km.

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The best way to get from San Pedro Sula to Costa Rica without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 59 min and costs $80 - $140.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from San Pedro Sula to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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San Pedro Sula to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Viana, depart from San Pedro Sula station.

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The best way to get from San Pedro Sula to Costa Rica is to fly which takes 6 h 8 min and costs $180 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $140 and takes 18 h 59 min.

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There is no direct flight from San Pedro Sula Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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San Pedro Sula to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Trans Nica, arrive at San José station.

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Map of how to get from San Pedro Sula to Costa Rica.
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  • Distance: 451.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

What companies run services between San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Costa Rica?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Copa Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Pedro Sula to Alajuela every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Pedro Sula to San José via Tegucigalpa and Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda in around 18 h 59 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $420
Flights from San Pedro Sula to San Jose via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $420
Flights from Tegucigalpa to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $500
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to San Jose via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Tegucigalpa to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to San Jose via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Bus operators
Viana
Phone
(504) 2225-6583 - (504) 2516-1644
Website
vianatransportes.com
Bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Schedules at
vianatransportes.com
Economy
$28
Executive
$46
Nica Bus
Phone
(506) 2221-2679, (506) 2221-2581
Bus from Managua to San José
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
nicabus.com.ni

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Yes, the driving distance between San Pedro Sula to Costa Rica is 1000 km. It takes approximately 14 h 51 min to drive from San Pedro Sula to Costa Rica.

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TAG Airlines, Copa Airlines, American Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from San Pedro Sula Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Costa Rica. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Pedro Sula to San Pedro Sula Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs $7 - $60.

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