Liberia airport (LIR)

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Liberia airport (LIR)

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 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 2017.
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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Car rental companies

Several car rental companies operate at the airport.

Alamo/National (Tel +506 2668 1115 - 5:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Apex (Tel +506 2436 2071 - 7:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +506 2436 2063 - 5:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Economy Rent a Car (Tel +506 2299 2000)
Enterprise (Tel +506 2668 1819 - 5:00 am to 9:00 pm)


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What services does Liberia airport (LIR) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (5:00 am to 11:00 pm), mobile phone service and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- The terminal has a bar and two coffee shops.
Shopping- Duty-free items both in the public hall and the Departures area, minimarket, handicrafts, souvenirs.
Baggage- For items lost inside the terminal, contact the General Administration for Civil Aviation (Tel +506 2242 8000 ext. 8701/3/7).
Other Services- Pharmacy, travel agencies, first aid room.


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 (Tel +506 2690 8888), Hotel Rincón del Llano (Tel +506 2667 1213), Hotel Santa Ana (Tel +506 2665 7573), Best Western El Sitio Hotel & Casino (Tel +506 2666 1211), Hotel del Río (Tel +506 2666 3071), Hotel del Aserradero (Tel +506 2666 1939), Hotel El Bramadero (Tel +506 2666 0371), Hotel Guanacaste (Tel +506 2666 0085), Hotel Boyeros (Tel +506 2666 0722), Hospedaje Dodero (Tel +506 2665 4326).


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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.


Parking services at Liberia airport (LIR)

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


Services 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.