A beautiful view from within central Tamarindo-mobile

How to get from
San Jose to Tamarindo

San Jose to Tamarindo Trip Overview

Distance193 km (120.6 miles)
Price range$24-$576
Ride Duration Range50m-7h
Earliest Departure06:00
Latest Departure23:00

A five-hour bus ride is the easiest and most affordable way to travel from San Jose to Tamarindo. If you want to save time, there are flights that make the connection but are more expensive. If you love the beach, you will enjoy your time in Tamarindo. It is recognized for its beaches and water activities. Tourists every year travel to Tamarindo to go surfing or fishing. The weather stays warm all year in Tamarindo, but is most pleasant between November and May.

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Taking a bus from San Jose to Tamarindo

Fastest bus: 5h 30m

Cheapest bus: $24

The fastest: 5h 30m

The cheapest: $24

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A/C

The fastest: 4h 15m

The cheapest: $52

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A/C

Charger

Wifi

Reclining Seats

English Speaking Staff

Food

Pets allowed

The fastest: 5h

The cheapest: $509

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Food

Charger

Reclining Seats

Pets allowed

English Speaking Staff

Wifi

The fastest: 50m

The cheapest: $166

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The fastest: 7h

The cheapest: $54

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Reclining Seats

A beautiful view from within central Tamarindo

About the ride from San Jose to Tamarindo

San Jose to Tamarindo Route Information

The distance between San Jose and Tamarindo is 121 miles, or approximately 193 kilometers.

There are 5 ways to get from San Jose to Tamarindo, including minivan,bus,van-ferry,car,flight.

The earliest departure leaves at 06:00 and has a duration of 5 hours.

The fastest way to travel is by flight, which takes approximately 50 minutes.

Depending on how you choose to travel, the following amenities are available: .

San Jose to Tamarindo by minivan

  • Starting Price: $52
  • 734 departures a day, or 5138 departures a week

There are 2 travel classes for this journey, including: Standard and Economy.

Each minivan ticket offers an individual seat with basic passenger necessities. Conditions and amenities vary by provider. For more detailed information and availability see all options.

San Jose to Tamarindo by bus

  • Starting Price: $24
  • 6 departures a day, or 42 departures a week

The only travel class available is Standard.

Each bus ticket offers an individual seat with basic passenger necessities. Conditions and amenities vary by provider. For more detailed information and availability see all options.

San Jose to Tamarindo by van-ferry

  • Starting Price: $54
  • 16 departures a day, or 112 departures a week

The only travel class available is Standard.

Each van-ferry ticket offers an individual seat with basic passenger necessities. Conditions and amenities vary by provider. For more detailed information and availability see all options.

San Jose to Tamarindo by car

  • Starting Price: $509
  • 212 departures a day, or 1484 departures a week

The only travel class available is SUV.

Each car ticket offers an individual seat with basic passenger necessities. Conditions and amenities vary by provider. For more detailed information and availability see all options.

San Jose to Tamarindo by flight

  • Starting Price: $165
  • 8 departures a day, or 56 departures a week

The only travel class available is Economy.

Each flight ticket offers an individual seat with basic passenger necessities. Conditions and amenities vary by provider. For more detailed information and availability see all options.

Companies Operating from San Jose to Tamarindo

Average time

5h

Average price

$328 - $576

(888)

Average time

4h 30m - 5h

Average price

$67

(526)

Average time

5h

Average price

$295

(29)

Average time

5h

Average price

$423 - $509

(15)

Average time

4h 30m

Average price

$443

(10)

Popular stations and stops in San Jose and Tamarindo

Departure stations in San Jose

San Jose - Hotel List

Terminal Tralapa

San Jose Airport (SJO)

Amigo Rent a Car - San Jose

InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall

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Arrival stations in Tamarindo

Tamarindo - Hotel List

Pacific Park

Tamarindo - Any hotel

Plaza Tamarindo Shopping Mall bus stop

Tamarindo Taxi Services

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