Costa Rica Airport (SJO) - San José Airport

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Costa Rica airport, or Juan Santamaría International Airport (IATA: SJO, ICAO: MROC), is the most important airport serving Costa Rica. Is the primary airport serving San José, the capital of Costa Rica. The airport is located near the city of Alajuela, 20 km (12 miles) west of San José.

 

 

The airport has direct connections to North and Central America, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. Juan Santamaría Airport is the hub of Nature Air and Sansa Airlines.

Costa Rica Airport - Juan Santamaría Airport (IATA: SJO) is the main airport in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Airport - Juan Santamaría Airport (IATA: SJO) is the main airport in Costa Rica.
The airport is located 20 kilometres west of San José.
The airport is located 20 kilometres west of San José.
Juan Santamaría Airport (SJO) served 4,3 Million passengers in 2015.
Juan Santamaría Airport (SJO) served 4,3 Million passengers in 2015.
There is one operating terminal in Juan Santamaría Airport.
There is one operating terminal in Juan Santamaría Airport.
The airport is the main gateway of tourism.
The airport is the main gateway of tourism.
The touristic season, and as a result the busiest months in terms of passenger traffic are the months between December and March.
In 2015, 4,316,279 passengers used the Airport. This figure establishes a new record and represents a passenger increase (2014-2015) of the 15.5%.

 

Terminal

Juan Santamaría airport has one integrated passenger terminal serving all flights. The terminal was expanded and remodeled in 2010.

The terminal has 16 boarding gates.

 

The terminal is divided in:

- First Level: Duty-Free, Currency Exchange, shops, bars and restaurants, gates from 1 to 5, from 8 to 11, 15 and 16. It has Medical Services, ATM’s, VIP lounges.

- Mezzanine: with one restaurant, VIP Credomatic Avianca.

- Ramp: car rental offices, Duty-Free, VIP lounges and gates 6, 7 and from 12 to 14.

 

The airport is the mainly international gateway of Costa Rica, followed by the international airport located in Liberia, Guanacaste.

Important information

- 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).

Transportation

There is no train or metro arriving at the airport.

 

Bus: The public transportation system allow visitors to access most of the country. There is a bus stop next to the terminal. There are buses every five minutes that connect the airport with Downtown San José. The ride takes approximately 35 minutes. The companies that offer this service are called TUASA (buses run from 4:30am to 11pm) and Station Wagon (24h/service).

 

Taxi: Taxis Unidos is the airport’s official taxicab company, and provide with 24/7 transportation to and from the airport.

Costa Rica Airport in numbers

- 4,3 Million passengers in 2015

- 2nd busiest airport in Central America, after Panama Airport.

- 1 terminal

- 1 runway (3012m)

- 16 boarding gates

- 19 international airlines, 1 charter flights airlines and 2 national airlines.

- 40 destinations in 18 countries from America and Europe.

More than 70 destination cities in different countries of America and Europe

 

Contact information

Address:Autopista Bernardo Soto, Río Segundo, Costa Rica
Telephone: +506 2437-2400

 

Lost and Found

Telephone: +506 2442-2139

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