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Juan Santamaría Costa Rica Airport Informational Guide to Juan Santamaría Costa Rica International Airport - Non Official

Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO)

Find the most important information about Juan Santamaria Airport, located in San José, Costa Rica: Flights (Departures, Arrivals), Parking, Car Rentals, Hotels near the airport and other information about Costa Rica Airport. Plan your travel to Juan Santamaria International Airport with the information provided in this site.


Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) served 5,092,060 Million passengers in 2017


Juan Santamaria Airport is a hub for Avianca, Sansa Airlines and Volaris Costa Rica. It is a focus city for Copa Airlines too.

Terminals + info

Juan Santamaria Airport has an integrated passenger terminal, the Main Terminal, as well as a Domestic Terminal.

Keep reading for further information about them:


Main Terminal

The Main Terminal serves all international flights at Juan Santamaria Airport.

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Domestic Terminal

The Domestic Terminal only handles domestic flights.

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Facilities and Services + info

Juan Santamaria Costa Rica Airport provides several services and facilities to all passengers while waiting for their flight.

See some of them as follows:

- Public Telephones
- Free Wi-FI
- Car Rental Agencies
- Restaurants and cafés
- Duty Free shops
- Currency Exchange
- ATMs
- Banking services
- Duty free store
- Luggage wrapping
- Lost baggage
- Information desk
- Tourist information
- Medical services
- Mail drop
- Pharmacy
- Spa Services
- Toilets

Transport + info

See the available means of transportation at Juan Santamaria Airport:

Bus: The public transportation system allows visitors to access most of the country. The ride to San Jose takes approximately 35 minutes.
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Taxi: There are several taxis companies that provide 24/7 transportation to and from Juan Santamaria Airport
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Car rental: To rent a car in Juan Santamaria Airport is a good way to discover its surroundings. Check our search engine and find best deals.
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Autopista Bernardo Soto, Río Segundo

+506 2437-2400

Lost and Found: +506 2437-2610
Service hours: Mon-Fri from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm.


- There is a departure tax of $29 on all international flights departing from the airport. (children and infants too. Please, be aware not to pay twice). The tax should be paid at the airport.

- The public transport is safe, but consider to arrange a shuttle transfer from your hotel/travel agent, or consider to rent a car.

- Cars rented in Costa Rica cannot cross the border to Panamà. Be aware of that when planning your trip.

- There are two seasons in Costa Rica: Wet/Green season (May to November) and the dry season. During dry season the prices could be higher.

- There are domestic flights from San José airport to other airports in the country (check airlines Nature’s Air and Sansa).

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