San Jose to La Fortuna

San Jose to La Fortuna

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San Jose to La Fortuna Schedule

San Jose to La Fortuna Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Quercus Travel Minibus 18pax Any time$ 326.71
Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica Shuttle 07:00 - 12:15$ 36.30
RideCR Standard 08:00 - 13:00$ 42.35
Volcano Travel Shuttle 13:30 - 17:30$ 42.35
Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica Shuttle 14:00 - 19:15$ 43.27

Transportation from San Jose to La Fortuna

San Jose to La Fortuna Destination Reviews

CM
Good driving!
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, Jun 19, 2022
MP
Pick up was even a few minutes early and our driver was great! He helped carrying the luggage, welcomed everyone, told us he could stop whenever we need it and the approximate time of our arrival. Sounds just normal but I have never experienced that before. Thanks, that was a nice shuttle!
Bus Standard, RideCR, May 31, 2022
DK
Friendly and convenient!
Bus Standard, RideCR, May 25, 2022
JL
My husband and I had a great experience transferring from the San Jose airport to La Fortuna. We were delayed in customs for longer than expected, but I was able to reach a customer service agent who got in contact with the bus driver and delayed the departure a few minutes for us. We really appreciated it! The ride was comfortable and our driver told us interesting facts along the way. We even arrived a little ahead of schedule!
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, May 18, 2022
CC
Very nice! It is worth to pay more than the bus to have someone pick you up and drop you off anywhere you want and you have AC! My sister and I felt safe all the way!
Bus Standard, RideCR, May 15, 2022
LR
Ride was fine, but the driver had to pick up others and therefore drove around. I arrived at 11:15 at the airport instead of the promised 10:00. Gave me a lot of stress in combination with my flight 1,5 hours later. And it wasn’t communicated upfront.
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, Apr 8, 2022
XG
Good and clean shuttle. The driver arrive on time.
Bus Standard, RideCR, Apr 3, 2022
JS
Amazing! Will use them again - super fast and friendly.
Bus Standard, RideCR, Apr 2, 2022
AB
Very pleasant ride with a nice gentleman. Felt safe and it was coordinated very well. Our driver was at the specified place at the exact right time.
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, Mar 20, 2022
MM
The ride was ok, unfortunately they were over an hour late, which after a long flight was not great. It seemed as if they forgot about us, so I actually had to get in touch and double check they are coming. Other than that, everything else was good
Van Shuttle, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, Mar 16, 2022
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How to get from San Jose to La Fortuna

Travelling between San Jose and La Fortuna is possible by Flight, bus, van and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 393.25 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a van which will set you back mere USD 36.30.

How long does it take to get from San Jose to La Fortuna?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 26 hours to travel between San Jose and La Fortuna depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between San Jose and La Fortuna. Flight will bring you to your destination in 30m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 1h 10m to reach La Fortuna.

How much does it cost to get from San Jose to La Fortuna?

Travelling between San Jose and La Fortuna can be as cheap as USD 36.30 if you opt for a Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica van and as expensive as USD 393.25 if you buy a Marvi 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 La Fortuna ?

  • 4 from San Jose to La Fortuna starting from 07:00 San Jose Hotel Transfer until 14:00 Juan Santamaria Airport
  • 1 from San Jose to La Fortuna starting from 08:00 San Jose Hotel Transfer until 08:00 San Jose Hotel Transfer
  • 1 by taxi+Van from San Jose to La Fortuna starting from 14:15 San Jose Hotel Transfer until 14:15 San Jose Hotel Transfer
  • 8 from San Jose to La Fortuna 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 La Fortuna.

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 La Fortuna, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 94.00.

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 La Fortuna

Sansa Airlines

Bus

Travelling from San Jose to La Fortuna 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 La Fortuna

RideCR

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 La Fortuna

Coach Costa Rica, Jacamar Naturalist Tour, Marvi, Quercus Travel

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 La Fortuna, 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 La Fortuna

Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica, Volcano Travel

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

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% took a van
  • 1% Other