San José Juan Santamaría Airport is situated approximately 17 km (10 miles) west of San José near Alajuela.
Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría
PO Box 5026-1000
Dialling code: +506
Telephone: +506-24 37 24 00
Lufthansa at the airport
How to get there
The easiest way to get from San José to San José Juan Santamaría airport and back is via the General Cañas Highway.
There are bus connections from San José Juan Santamaría airport to San José city centre as well as other cities in Costa Rica, including Alajuela and Heredia. The bus stops are located on the main road at the airport and in San José city centre at Avenida 2 on the northern side of the Nuestra Señora de La Merced church (between Calle 12 and Calle 14). Information about departure times and fares is available from the service providers (Transportes Unidos Alajuelenses, tel. +506-24 42 69 00; Station Wagon, tel: +506-24 41 11 81).
Licensed taxis are available at the airport. They can be recognised by their orange colour. The fare is determined in advance and every car has a taximeter. Licensed providers include Taxis Unidos (tel: +506-24 43 75 44), Coopetranstura (tel: +506-24 40 44 44) and Taxi Aeropuerto (tel: +506-88 88 07 45).
There are around 400 parking spaces available at the terminal, subject to a charge. There are reserved spaces available for passengers with limited mobility.