Liberia airport (LIR)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, opened in 1975, is one of the international airports in Costa Rica. It operates with domestic and international flights to the United States, Canada, Central America and the United Kingdom.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 3:30 am to 0:00 am during the high season and from 6:00 am to 0:00 am during the low season.
Annual passenger traffic: 1.1 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +506 2666 9600. E-mail: [email protected].


The airport is situated 13 km (8 miles) to the southwest of the city of Liberia and 15 km (9 miles) away from the beach resort area.

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Accommodation near Liberia airport (LIR)

Although there are no accommodations inside the enclosure, some hotels in the vicinity operate shuttle services for their guests.

Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport (1.4 km/0.9 miles)
Hotel Santa Ana (5.8 km/3.6 miles)
Hotel del Rí­o (10.8 km/6.7 miles)
Secrets Papagayo All Inclusive (11 km/6.8 miles)
Hotel Cabañas La Teca (11.4 km/7.1 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Bus - Services from Pulmitan (Tel +506 2222 0610) go to the city of Liberia and other destinations, such as El Coco, San José, Cañas, Tilarán, Upala, Peñas Blancas, Las Juntas and Aguas Claras.
Transportes La Pampa (Tel +506 2665 7520), on the other hand, heads for the city of Nicoya.

Taxi - Official cabs are red and belong to Taxi Asociación Curubande (Tel +506 8449 9997). Available around the clock outside the main entrance to the International Arrivals Hall. It is recommended to agree on a fare before departing. Travel time to the city centre is 20 minutes.


Car rental agencies

Several car rental companies operate at the airport.

Alamo/National (Tel +506 2668 0067 / 0068 - 5:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Apex (Tel +506 2436 2071 - 7:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +506 2436 2062 - 5:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Economy Rent a Car (Tel +506 2668 0058)
Enterprise (Tel +506 2668 1819 - 5:00 am to 9:00 pm)


Parking services at Liberia airport (LIR)

The airport has a free, outdoor car park opposite the terminal building.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers with a disability, pregnant women and the elderly are advised to arrange the proper services with their airline at least 48 hours in advance. Children travelling alone will be supervised by the crew of the corresponding airline.

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Latest updates: November 19, 2019