How to get from Jaco to San Jose

About traveling from Jaco to San Jose

Should you be traveling through Costa Rica, Jaco and San Jose are two distinct cities that can’t be missed. The beach city of Jaco lies on the stunning Pacific coast and welcomes surfers and beach goers looking for a relaxing weekend. The lively capital city of San Jose in the Central Valley is full of museums, theaters and restaurants. Both Jaco and San Jose have stunning natural features, rich histories, and unbeatable cuisines.

If you decide to take a car transfer from Jaco to San Jose, you can also enjoy some other impressive cities and sights including the educational Neo Fuana, the Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfall, Catarata Bijagual, the dizzying Crocodile Bridge, Los Chorros Waterfalls, or the fascinating Museo Historico Cultural Juan Santamaria.

How to get from Jaco to San Jose

If you’ve had enough rest and relaxation in Jaco,  try your hand at navigating the wild streets of San Jose. Experience big-city life after sunning yourself on the Pacific coast.

You have various options if you’re traveling from Jaco to San Jose. For travellers on a budget, the cheapest way to travel from Jaco to San Jose is by bus. Of course, in addition to being convenient, the fastest way is to travel from Jaco to San Jose is by private car. There are no direct flights from Jaco to San Jose.  

Jaco to San Jose by bus

While traveling from Jaco by bus is the most economical option, it does take the longest time. There are direct buses that leave Jaco (Playa Jaco) to San Jose every day. The public buses operate from the main plaza across from the Best Western. You can purchase tickets at the ticket window inside and grab some drinks and snacks.

The journey from Playa Jaco to San Jose takes approximately 2 hours and costs around $6 for the ~98 km ride.

Time intervals7 per day
First/Last Departure5:00 AM/ 5:00 PM
Avg. Price$6
Distance~98 km
Duration~2 hr

Jaco to San Jose via Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Jaco to San Jose. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Jaco and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in San Jose and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

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