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There are 8 ways to get from Tijuana to Costa Rica by plane, bus or car

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Fly Tijuana to San Jose  •  9h 41m

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to San Jose (SJO) TIJ - SJO

$170 - $650

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Fly Tijuana to Liberia  •  11h 23m

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Liberia (LIR) TIJ - LIR

$290 - $1,000

Fly San Diego to San Jose  •  10h 52m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Jose (SJO) SAN - SJO

$214 - $466

Fly San Diego to Liberia  •  11h 47m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Liberia (LIR) SAN - LIR

$304 - $1,106

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  3 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana Centro to ACN Puebla
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala
  4. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito
  5. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$238 - $304

Bus, drive  •  3 days 18h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Huixtla ADO Ado
  3. Drive from Huixtla ADO to Coatepeque
  4. Take the bus from Coatepeque to San Salvador
  5. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$230 - $382

Bus  •  4 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Matamoros
  2. Take the bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala
  4. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito
  5. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$301 - $472

Drive  •  2 days 15h

  1. Drive from Tijuana to San José 3433.7 miles

$500 - $750

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The cheapest way to get from Tijuana to Costa Rica is to fly which costs $3400 - $12000 and takes 9h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Tijuana to Costa Rica is to fly which costs $3400 - $12000 and takes 9h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tijuana to Costa Rica. However, there are services departing from Tijuana Centro and arriving at San José Terminal 7-10 via Puebla CAPU, Tica Bus Tapachula, Tica Bus Guatemala and San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 9h.

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The distance between Tijuana and Costa Rica is 4180 km. The road distance is 5493.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Costa Rica without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 9h and costs $4600 - $6000.

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It takes approximately 9h 41m to get from Tijuana to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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Tijuana to Costa Rica bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Tijuana Centro station.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Costa Rica is to fly which takes 9h 41m and costs $3400 - $12000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $4600 - $6000 and takes 3 days 9h.

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There is no direct flight from Tijuana Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 30m and has one stopover.

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Tijuana to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Transporte del SOL, arrive at San José Terminal 7-10 station.

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Map of how to get from Tijuana to Costa Rica.
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  • Distance: 2612.7 miles
  • Duration: 9h 41m

What companies run services between Tijuana, Mexico and Costa Rica?

Interjet, Aeroméxico and two other airlines fly from Tijuana to Alajuela hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tijuana to San José via ACN Puebla, Puebla CAPU, Tapachula, Tica Bus Tapachula, Tica Bus Guatemala, San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito, and San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente in around 3 days 9h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Newark
Ave. Duration
11h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Liberia via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Liberia via Newark
Ave. Duration
12h 39m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from San Diego to Liberia via San Francisco, Houston
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Miami
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Liberia via Miami
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Liberia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
14h 31m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $2,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Liberia via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Liberia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to San Jose via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Tijuana to San Jose via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to San Jose via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Tijuana to Liberia via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Las Vegas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Tijuana to San Jose via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Tijuana to San Jose via Mexico City, San Salvador
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Liberia via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
14h 32m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Bus operators
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Centro to ACN Puebla
Ave. Duration
29h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $70
Economy
$40 - $65
Bus from México Central Norte to Huixtla ADO
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $75
Economy
$45 - $70
Bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
30h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$75 - $110
Economy
$70 - $110
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
44h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Costa Rica is 2h ahead of Tijuana. It is currently 7:54 AM in Tijuana and 9:54 AM in Costa Rica.

Yes, the driving distance between Tijuana to Costa Rica is 5494 km. It takes approximately 2 days 15h to drive from Tijuana to Costa Rica.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Aeroméxico and Interjet offer flights from Tijuana Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 52+ hotels available in Costa Rica. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Tijuana Airport is to bus which takes 4m and costs .

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