Both San Jose and Monteverde perfectly represent Costa Rican culture in opposite ways, from the liveliness of the locals to the stunning nature, you can enjoy the best of both worlds, from the city to the jungle. San Jose is the cultural epicenter filled with museums, theatres, and impressive restaurants.
Once you’re done with the hustle and bustle of city life, head to Monteverde to marvel at the naturally beautiful and vibrant rainforests, sure to transport you to paradise. With cloud forests and waterfalls you’ll be sure to find peace in the nature, or for a more adventurous escape there’s also the Sky Adventures Monteverde Park! But how do you get from San Jose to Monteverde?
How do I get from San Jose to Monteverde?
If you’re travelling from San Jose to Monteverde, you have several travel options. For travellers on a budget, the bus is the cheapest way to travel from San Jose to Monteverde. The fastest way to travel from San Jose to Monteverde is by car, therefore a car is of course the best way to travel from San Jose to Monteverde since it’s so convenient.
San Jose to Monteverde by bus
To travel from San Jose to Monteverde by bus, go to Terminal 7-10 and buy a ticket at the station to Monteverde. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. There are about 2 buses to Monteverde that depart from San Jose Terminal 7-10 every day at 6:30AM and 2:30PM. The earliest bus is at 6:30 AM, and the last bus is at 2:30 PM. The bus from San Jose to Monteverde is run by Transmonteverde with bus tickets from San Jose to Monteverde costing around 6 EUR for the about 4.5 hour trip. The distance from San Jose to Monteverde is about 138 kilometers.
All options offer direct service from San Jose to Monteverde.
|Time intervals||Two routes daily at at 06:30AM and 02:30PM|
|First/Last Departure||6:30 AM/2:30 PM|
San Jose to Monteverde by Taxi
For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from San Jose to Monteverde. You will be picked up at your accommodation in San Jose, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Monteverde, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way! Some of the top sites to visit on your way from San Jose to Monteverde include…
- Museo Historico Cultural Juan Santamaria
- Los Chorros waterfalls
- Else Kientzler Garden
- Crocodile Bridge
- Punta Arenas
- Macaw Sanctuary Natuwa
With your comfort and convenience in mind, it is clear that a private transfer is the best option! To book a private transfer from San Jose to Monteverde, click here