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Juan Santamaría Costa Rica Airport Guide to Juan Santamaría Costa Rica International Airport

Juan Santamaria Airport Taxi

Get within 20 minutes to downtown San José from Juan Santamaria Airport by taxi.

Official taxis at Juan Santamaria Airport are orange, while metered taxis are red with orange triangles (you’ll also identify them by the logo displayed on both frontal doors). Please note that metered taxis are cheaper.

Beware

We ought passengers not to ride Pirate taxis (Piratas in Spanish), since they aren’t as reliable as the official ones (nor safe). Anyway, if you ride one, please bear in mind that fares aren’t regulated. On the other hand, if you are caught riding an illegal taxi you could also get fined.

Location

Find taxi ranks outside Arrivals.

In order to ride an orange taxi, you should book your ride directly at the transfer ticket counters located at the Arrivals Hall.

Red taxis can be directly taken by hailing one outside the terminal facilities.

Companies

Take a look at the available taxi companies at Juan Santamaria Airport:

- Coopetranstura: Bookings/Information: + (506) 2440-4444 / (506) 2440-3113
- Gorila Taxi Aeropuerto: Bookings / Information: +(506) 8888-0745
- Taxicab: Bookings / Information: +(506) 2443-7544
- Taxis Unidos:
Bookings / Information: (+506) 2221-6865 / (+506) 2222 6865

Service hours: 24/7.

Fares

Please note that the taxi fares are regulated by the government.

In case you ride orange taxis, you’ll be fared according to your destination, regarding the red color ones, they fare according to the taximeter.

The orange taxi fares to get to downtown are around CRC 8,600-9,000 ($25.00 USD).

Payment is accepted with both CRC and USD Dollars.

 

Shared Rides

Shared ride service is available to those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Apps such as Uber may be useful to do so.

 

Transfers

If you wish to transfer from and to Juan Santamaria Airport on your own, there are available several transfer companies within the airport premises.

Book your transfer through our site, it is easy and fast to use!