San José, Costa Rica’s capital, is located in the Central Valley. It is a worldwide travel destination with its 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 per year.
So, when arriving at San Jose International Airport (SJO), you have 4 different travel options in order to get to the San Jose city centre; you can either take a taxi, a bus, a shuttle bus or a 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 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.
Your other, 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. If you want a door-to-door service that is more cost-savvy than a taxi, you can take the San Jose airport shuttle bus. And 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.