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San Jose Airport

Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)


The airport is located 11 miles (18km) from San Jose city centre.

Getting 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 available at the airport.


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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 Taxis

Taxis Unidos is the airport's official taxi company. The taxis are orange and provide 24-hour transportation to and from the airport. A taxi customer service office is located in the International Departures area, next to the car rental area.


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


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 $2.48 per hour, $35 per day and $200 per week.



Free WiFi is available in the airport.

San Jose Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.