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  • San Jose Airport Guide

    Full Name: Juan Santamaría International Airport
    Location: The airport is located 11 miles (18km) from San Jose city centre.
    Time: GMT -6
    Transfer to the City:

    Buses depart frequently from the airport to San Jose. If travelling to the airport, passengers should make sure to tell the driver to stop at the airport bus stop. Buses are also available to Alajuela and Heredia. Taxis and rental cars are also available at the airport.

    Car rental:

    Car rental companies represented at the airport include Hertz/Firefly, Economy/Advantage, Alamo/National/Enterprise, Budget/Apex and Dollar. The car rental offices are located inside the airport's main terminal, past the customs area.


    Airport facilities include shopping (including duty-free shops), restaurants, bars, a cafe, VIP lounges, currency exchange, a bank, ATMs, internet cafe, porters and baggage wrapping, and prepaid phone services.


    The airport has a parking garage with capacity for 400 vehicles. The garage has two levels, both offering access to the main terminal. Parking is calculated in US dollars, and costs US$2.48 per hour, US$35 per day and US$200 per week.