There are 4 ways to get from San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO) by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Fly from San Salvador (SAL) to San Jose (SJO) SAL - SJO

$78 - $184

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Bus Tica Bus  •  21 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Managua Tica Bus Tourist San Salvador / ...
  2. Take the bus from Managua, Managua to Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica

$65 - $79

2 alternative options

Bus Transporte del SOL  •  21 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$67

Drive  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Drive from San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO) 566.3 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO) is to bus which costs $65 - $80 and takes 21 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO) is to fly which costs $75 - $190 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO). However, there are services departing from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos and arriving at Juan Santamaría International Airport via Managua, Managua and San José. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 15 min.

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The distance between San Salvador and San Jose Airport (SJO) is 680 km. The road distance is 906 km.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO) without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 15 min and costs $65 - $80.

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It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to get from San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO), including transfers.

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San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO) bus services, operated by Tica Bus, depart from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos station.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO) is to fly which takes 1 h 46 min and costs $75 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $80 and takes 21 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from San Salvador Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO) bus services, operated by Nica Bus, arrive at Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica station.

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Map of how to get from San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO).
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  • Distance: 425 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 46 min

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

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Skytrans fly from San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO) 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO) via Managua Tica Bus, Managua, Managua, Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica, and San José in around 21 h 15 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Salvador to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from San Salvador to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Bus operators
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Managua Tica Bus
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com
Nica Bus
Phone
(506) 2221-2679, (506) 2221-2581
Bus from Managua, Managua to Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
nicabus.com.ni
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO) is 906 km. It takes approximately 13 h 1 min to drive from San Salvador to San Jose Airport (SJO).

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Skytrans and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from San Salvador Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 520+ hotels available in San Jose Airport (SJO). Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to San Salvador Airport is to drive which takes 41 min and costs $2 - $4.

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