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

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.


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.


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.


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
- Orange Taxi: +(506) 8475-8585

Service hours: 24/7.


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.

*prices is approximate

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.


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!