Passenger guide - Liberia airport (LIR) 

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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.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 8:00 am until the last flight.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 1.1 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +506 2666 9600.


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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Bus - Public services are available between the airport and the city that operate every hour from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm. Once in Liberia, you can make connections with different popular destinations, such as Tamarindo, Flamingo, Playa Grande, Playa Conchal and Playa del Coco. There are also express shuttles, available 24 hours a day, which must be booked in advance. They are exclusive and travel directly to your destination (resorts, private homes, hotels, beaches), with no intermediate stops. On the other hand, there are shared shuttles that meet all flights and wait for all passengers to get through customs and immigration. They make several intermediate stops, so the trip takes longer.

Taxi - Cabs for up to two passengers 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.

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Several car rental companies operate at the airport. ACE (Tel +506 877 822 3872 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm), Alamo/National (Tel +506 2668 1115 - 5:00 am to 9:00 pm), Avis (Tel +506 2668 1138 - Sunday to Friday from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday from 6:00 am to 9:30 pm), Budget (Tel +506 2436 2062 - 6:00 am to 11:30 pm), Economy Rent a Car (Tel +506 2299 2000), Enterprise (Tel +506 2242 7800 - 5:00 am to 9:00 pm), Greenmotion (Tel +506 2668 1212 / 1213 - 6:00 am to 7:00 pm), Sixt (Tel +506 2668 0195 - 7:00 am to 9:00 pm), Solid Car Rental (Tel +506 2665 1159 - 7:00 am to 4:00 pm), Thrifty (Tel +506 2665 0787).


The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, public telephones and prepaid Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- The terminal has a restaurant.
Shopping- Duty-free items both in the public hall and the Departures area, handicrafts, souvenirs.
Baggage- In case of lost or damaged luggage, head for the counter of the appropriate airline.
Other Services-


It has an outdoor car park opposite the terminal building, although it is only available for short stays.


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.


Although there are no accommodations inside the enclosure, some hotels in the vicinity operate shuttle services for their guests. Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport (Tel +506 2690 8888), Villa Durazno (Tel +506 8407 0547), Best Western El Sitio Hotel & Casino (Tel +506 2666 1211), Hotel El Bramadero (Tel +506 2666 0371), Hotel Boyeros (Tel +506 2666 0722), Hotel Guanacaste (Tel +506 2666 0085), Hospedaje Dodero (Tel +506 2665 4326), Hostal Nanku (Tel +506 2665 0376), Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica (Tel +506 2697 4400), Casa Conde Beachfront Hotel (Tel +506 2586 7301).

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Latest updates: August, 28, 2017
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