San Jose

Private San José Airport Transfer to San José Hotels

San Jose, Costa Rica
Private transfer from San Jose Intl Airport to Downtown SJO Hotels
  • 25 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Skip the hassles of hailing a taxi at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and get to your San Jose area hotel with this private driving service. Picked up outside arrivals by your chauffeur—right when you request—you’ll get help with your luggage and shown to your ride. From there, sit back and relax until you’ve arrived at your hotel, recharged and ready for your Costa Rican adventure.
  • Travel in the safety and comfort of a private vehicle with a professional driver
  • Book with confidence knowing your ride is guaranteed and waiting upon your arrival
  • No hidden fees—just one flat fare for up to six travelers
  • Hassle-free drop-off at your San Jose, Alajuela, or Heredia hotel

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

    Meeting and Pickup

    Pickup point

    • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport
      San Jose Costa Rica

    Start time

    Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

    Opening hours

    • 2/22/2021 - 5/11/2025

      Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    Drop-off points

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    Pickup details

    Our representative will meet you at the main International Exit. ONce you have cleared customs, right at the main exit our representative will be holding a sign with your name, He/She will greet and assist you to board your modern private van that will take you directly to your Hotel or destination in San Jose - Alajuela or Heredia

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    Featured review
    I was nervous about renting a car and using uber so I went with this route for my friends and I. The driver waited for us after I communicated that there was a long line at customs. Priscila was friendly and helpful. Overall a satisfactory experience.


    33 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 33 reviews
    Beautiful helpful experience
    Pauline_J, Apr 2024
    Wonderful ladies helped load and unload. Went above and beyond to help us when our reservation got mixed up and didn't leave our sides until it was settled
    Excellent service
    Sonya_T, Apr 2024
    Timely, communicative, and didn’t meander. Long flight, was tired, and he clearly understood that. Appreciated.
    Great service.
    Daniel_H, Apr 2024
    Very helpful and the driver gave me a lot of advice. Decided to tip him as well. Was on time, helped me with my bags.
    Excellent Service
    Sid_B, Mar 2024
    Airport pickup—they were waiting for us, very friendly and helpful. Excellent service and provided helpful and useful information and made the drive to our accommodations enjoyable.
    Best Private Shuttle!!!!!
    Jeanette_M, Mar 2024
    Arriving at SJO? Then you must book this private shuttle. The team is phenomenal and quick to respond. My original flight got canceled and I needed to change my pickup date. You bet I was delighted when this company went above and beyond and just switched my pickup date. No hassle what so ever!!! Thank you, Roger and team. More trips planned and you bet I will use them EVERYTIME. You should too for a safe affordable, and enjoyable ride. 😉
    Wonderful driver waiting our late night flight
    Paul_S, Feb 2024
    Our driver was waiting for our midnight arrival flight exactly where we expected her. She was friendly and professional. I'd use this service again in an instant.
    Perfect Transaction
    Hope_B, Feb 2024
    Driver was polite and accommodating to our delayed flight. Great communication, easy to find her at the airport
    Show me a card with my name
    Elizabeth_C, Feb 2024
    Great size and comfortable van but the operator needs to hold a sign up so we don’t need to go looking for him or have to call him. Ridiculous, i always have someone with a card with my name on it
    Tremendous service
    Robert_C, Jan 2024
    We walked out of the terminal and we were warmly greeted. The vehicle was spotless & the driver navigated San Jose traffic beautifully. This was our second time using this Viator group and can’t say enough good things about them.
    Accurate, reasonable price, on Time
    JangWon_L, Jan 2024
    "We arrived at SJO airport after 11 pm, and he picked us up right on time! It was a reasonable price, fast, and on time. It was nice! Thank you!"
    Great driver!
    Jane_L, Jan 2024
    Very good value. Our driver, Roger, patiently waited as it took a while to get all 6 of us processed through Immigration. He was professional, skilled and very pleasant.
    Easy, safe and comfortable
    Adriana_O, Jan 2024
    I was nervous about renting a car and using uber so I went with this route for my friends and I. The driver waited for us after I communicated that there was a long line at customs. Priscila was friendly and helpful. Overall a satisfactory experience.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Delighted to be able to serve you and that you felt comfortable with Priscilla. Thanks for sharing your experience.
    Robert_C, Jan 2024
    Very pleasant driver. Met us exactly as planned outside baggage claim. Careful driver in heavy traffic from the airport to downtown.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    It's good to know you had a good trip. Thank you for sharing your experience.
    Drive to Barcelo
    John_M, Jan 2024
    It was just a drive to the hotel. Glad Jairo was waiting for us. He was a great driver.Told us information about Costa Rica and surrounding regions.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    It is good to know that you had a good trip and that Jairo has shared information of interest on the way to the hotel Thanks for sharing your experience.
    My driver waited until my...
    Martha_P, Jan 2024
    My driver waited until my delayed plane arrived. When we arrived very late at the hotel, and found my reservation had been canceled, he went above and beyond to locate a place for me to stay. I really don’t know what I would have done without his assistance. He should be complimented, not only on his superior performance as a Viator employee, but even more so for his humanity.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Our greatest interest is customer satisfaction. We are pleased to have been able to help you find another hotel and resolve this unforeseen situation. Thanks for sharing your experience.
    Transportation that go above and beyond
    Sherman_W, Jan 2024
    I travel a lot and always look for reliable transportation. This company is beyond outstanding. They communicate with their clients well and go above and beyond the normal customer service. I highly recommend using them for your excursions and everyday transportation. They are safe and give you the first love of their culture.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    We appreciate this great recommendation. Thanks for sharing your experience.
    Simple, smooth, and solid airport to hotel transfer
    Bruce_H, Jan 2024
    * Driver was waiting outside customs as promised with name sign * clean van * Driver knew a few shortcuts on the congested drive to San Jose * While the driver spoke no English and my party spoke no Spanish, good thing for the translators apps and we could get our points across
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Pleased to have provided you with a service as expected. Thanks for sharing your experience
    Very good service
    Mehul_D, Dec 2023
    Driver was very informative. Gave us very good tip. Cab was very clean and new. Five star service. Just was 20 min late. But driver was very apologetic. I would give 4 1/2 star.
    Great transportation co.
    Marlaina_B, Dec 2023
    Francisco was so nice and very informative along the way to the hotel. He let us know the traffic was bad. He played American music.
    Wonderful Transportation Company
    arburrage, Nov 2023
    We were picked up on time and helped into the lobby with our bags. They stayed to confirm we got checked in. The two ladies were extremely helpful and very friendly. I would highly recommend this service.

    From $50.00

    per group (up to 6)

    up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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