San Jose to Tamarindo

San Jose to Tamarindo

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San Jose to Tamarindo Schedule

San Jose to Tamarindo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Daytrip Minivan 7pax Any timeCRC 202,134
Sansa Airlines Economy #RZ102205:50 - 06:40CRC 87,688
Interbus Online Van 10pax 07:00 - 12:30CRC 27,540
Sansa Airlines Economy #RZ105208:30 - 09:20CRC 84,629
Sansa Airlines Economy #RZ105210:00 - 10:50CRC 71,815
Caribe Shuttle Minivan 12:00 - 17:30CRC 28,774
Dream Of Two Services Tours Economy 14:00 - 19:00CRC 42,698
Dream Of Two Services Tours Economy 16:00 - 21:00CRC 219,589

Transportation from San Jose to Tamarindo

Facts about the transport from San Jose to Tamarindo

Cheapest Transport$20
Fastest Transport25m
Earliest Departure5:30 AM
Latest Departure4:00 PM
Departures per day48
Distance21 kilometers
Transport CompaniesCaribe Shuttle, Coach Costa Rica, Daytrip, Dream Of Two Services Tours, Easy Ride, GetTransfer LATAM, Interbus Online, Jacamar Naturalist Tour, Liberia Shuttle, Sansa Airlines, Transporte Inteligente Guanacaste

San Jose to Tamarindo Destination Reviews

JB
Awesome, smooth journey. Highly recommend.
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, Oct 5, 2022
AL
The ride was ok!
Van Minivan, Easy Ride, Sep 8, 2022
MG
Wonderful driver
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, Jun 30, 2022
MK
Cool
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, Jun 24, 2022
AT
Thank you so much for this transfer, it was great.
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, Jun 23, 2022
FL
Nice driver, the ride went well and the punctuality was on point.
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, Jun 12, 2022
KH
Lovely driver and extremely comfortable transport
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, May 26, 2022
IR
Amazing!
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, Apr 13, 2022
CP
Good service. Will book with them again in future.
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, Apr 10, 2022
CM
The van needs to be updated with better seats.
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, Apr 5, 2022
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How to get from San Jose to Tamarindo

Travelling between San Jose and Tamarindo is possible by Flight, bus, van and taxi. Van guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi+van is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 516.32 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a van which will set you back mere USD 54.96.

How long does it take to get from San Jose to Tamarindo?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 6 hours to travel between San Jose and Tamarindo depending on the means of transport you choose.

Van is the fastest way to travel between San Jose and Tamarindo. Van will bring you to your destination in 25m. Taxi+van does a much slower job and take about 6h to reach Tamarindo.

How much does it cost to get from San Jose to Tamarindo?

Travelling between San Jose and Tamarindo can be as cheap as USD 54.96 if you opt for a Interbus Online van and as expensive as USD 516.32 if you buy a Jacamar Naturalist Tour taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between San Jose and Tamarindo ?

  • 13 from San Jose to Tamarindo starting from 05:30 San Jose Hotel Transfer until 16:00 San Jose Hotel Transfer
  • 4 from San Jose to Tamarindo starting from 05:50 Juan Santamaria Airport until 16:00 Juan Santamaria Airport
  • 1 by taxi+Van from San Jose to Tamarindo starting from 08:15 Juan Santamaria Airport until 08:15 Juan Santamaria Airport
  • 30 from San Jose to Tamarindo starting from 00:00 Juan Santamaria Airport until 00:00 Juan Santamaria Airport

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from San Jose to Tamarindo.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from San Jose to Tamarindo, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 167.39.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between San Jose and Tamarindo

Sansa Airlines

Bus

Travelling from San Jose to Tamarindo overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between San Jose and Tamarindo

Transporte Inteligente Guanacaste

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between San Jose and Tamarindo

Coach Costa Rica, Daytrip, GetTransfer LATAM, Jacamar Naturalist Tour, Liberia Shuttle

Van

Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between San Jose and Tamarindo, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between San Jose and Tamarindo

Caribe Shuttle, Dream Of Two Services Tours, Easy Ride, Interbus Online

What is the most popular transport to get from San Jose to Tamarindo?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with flight remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 73% decided to fly
  • 18% took a van
  • 9% bought a taxi ride