Transportation Options

Transportation Options from San Jose & SJO

The majority of our international guests arrive to Costa Rica after landing at Juan Santamaría Airport (SJO) in Alajuela, just outside the capitol of San José. The following outlines transportation options from Alajuela and San José.

Driving: Most Flexible Option

Please see the Driving Directions page if you will be driving to Valle Escondido Preserve. If you need a rental car for your vacation in Costa Rica, we recommend:

  • Alamo Car Rental :
  • Dollar Rent A Car:

Collective Shuttle: Most Convenient Option

Modern, air-conditioned comfortable shuttles that make  daily trips between San José’s Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) and Monteverde.

  • Quality Transfers: Shuttle transfers from San José and Monteverde.
    Schedules: 2:00 pm    Rate: Adult $69 child: $52    Hours: 4.5 h
  • Interbus: Shuttle transport from San José to Monteverde.
    First at 8:00 am   Rate: Adult $50 Child $25   Hours: 4,5 h
    Second at 2:00 pm    Rate: Adult $45 Child: $22.5   Hours:4,5 h

Public Bus: Most Adventurous Option

Bus station to Monteverde are located in Barrio Mexico, San José.

The schedules are at 6:30 am and 2:30 pm

Rate: ⊄2910  Hour: 4,5 h