San José airport (SJO)

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San José airport (SJO)

Juan Santamaría International Airport, opened on May 2, 1958, is the main air terminal in Costa Rica. It operates with domestic and international flights throughout America and Europe.

Official Website: sjoairport.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 5.1 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +506 2437 2400. There are general and tourist information counters in the central lobby, next to gate 8 and across from the immigration area.

Location

The airport is located 23 km (14 miles) to the northwest of the city of San José.

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After the customs area, there are car rental desks from the following companies:

Alamo (Tel +506 2441 1260 - 24 hours a day)
Apex (Tel +506 2436 2070 - 6:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +506 2436 2010 - 5:00 am to 0:00 am)
Dollar (Tel +506 2431 4865)
Economy (Tel +506 2299 2000)
Enterprise (Tel +506 2242 7900 - 24 hours a day)
Firefly (Tel +506 2443 4645 - 5:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +506 2221 1818 - 5:00 am to 11:00 pm)
National (Tel +506 2242 7911 - 24 hours a day)
Payless (Tel +506 2430 4647 - 6:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Solid Car Rental/Nu Rent a Car (Tel +506 2442 6000 - 6:00 am to 2:00 am)

 

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Bus - At the terminal you can board public bus services from TUASA (Tel +506 2442 6900) with a frequency of 5 minutes, from 4:00 am to 11:00 pm. They travel to Alajuela (15 min.), Heredia (40 min.) and San José (35 min.). In addition, most buses traveling from the beaches at Guanacaste and Puntarenas stop at the airport.
On the other hand, Gray Line Airport Express (Tel +506 2220 2126 / 2291 2222) and Interbus (Tel +506 4100 0888) provide private or shared transportation to any destination inside the country and have offices in the baggage reclaim hall. They operate from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Taxi - Taxi Unidos (Tel +506 2221 6865 / 2222 6865), Coopetranstura (Tel +506 2440 4444 / 3113), Gorila Taxi Aeropuerto (Tel +506 8888 0745) and Taxi Cab (Tel +506 2524 5456) are the airport's official operators. Cabs are orange-coloured and are available around the clock. The service can be hired inside the terminal, after customs. The trip to downtown San José takes approximately 25 minutes.

 

The parking lot, situated next to the terminal building, has two levels, the first one covered and the second uncovered. It operates 24 hours a day and has security cameras. More information: Tel +506 2437 2627 / E-mail: [email protected] Fees

 

Facilities include access ramps, elevators, toilets for the disabled and wheelchairs. Remember to inform your airline about your particular needs at least 48 hours in advance.