Travelling between San Jose and Manuel Antonio is possible by Bus, van and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 514.25 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a van which will set you back mere USD 36.30.
It can take you anywhere between 3 and 5 hours to travel between San Jose and Manuel Antonio depending on the means of transport you choose.
Taxi is the fastest way to travel between San Jose and Manuel Antonio. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 2h 30m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 4h 30m to reach Manuel Antonio.
Travelling between San Jose and Manuel Antonio can be as cheap as USD 36.30 if you opt for a Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica van and as expensive as USD 514.25 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.
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from San Jose to Manuel Antonio.
Travelling from San Jose to Manuel Antonio 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.
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.
Coach Costa Rica, Jacamar Naturalist Tour, Marvi
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 Manuel Antonio, 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.
Easy Ride, Paradise Shuttle Costa Rica
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