San José, Costa Rica’s capital, is located in the Central Valley. It is a worldwide travel destination with impressive volcanoes, beautiful greenery and an abundance of natural richness that reigns throughout the country. It also boasts well-known museums, parks, grand hotels and theatres, bringing in a great number of visitors every year.
When arriving at San Jose International Airport (SJO), you have four different travel options to get from San Jose Airport to the city centre; you can either take a taxi, bus, shuttle bus or train.
Taking a San Jose Airport taxi is always the easiest and most convenient travel method to get to downtown San Jose, as they provide 24/7, door-to-door services. Moreover, various taxi companies operate from the airport and are easy to recognise as all taxi vehicles are red with a yellow triangle on both sides of the doors.
The next, more affordable travel method is to take the bus. Two buses operate the “airport to downtown San Jose” route: the Tuasa bus and the Station Wagon bus. Alternatively, if you’re after a door-to-door service that is more cost-savvy than a taxi, you can take the San Jose Airport shuttle bus. Lastly, if you don’t mind getting a taxi to the Alajuela train station (2.50 km away from San Jose Airport), a train to Atlantic Railroad Station will take you to downtown San Jose.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to San Jose at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.