Costa Rica has an excellent system of Public Busses. You can get to almost anyplace in the country very inexpensively. You can get a free bus schedule at the Tourism Office at Plaza de la Cultura.

Always take an Orange taxi when leaving the airport and a red taxi everywhere else. Taxies are required to use a meter. Make sure it is running when your ride starts. If not ask the driver "ponga la Maria, por favor".  Phone numbers for San José Taxis:

La Guaria 2227-9300         Coopetico 2224-7979
Coopetaxi 2235-9966   Taxis Unidos del Aeropuerto 2221-6865
Coopetaxi 2221-8466   Taxi San Jorge 2221-3434




International bus companies have comfortable air conditioned busses for longer trips.

TicaBus (506) 2223-8680

TransNica (506) 2223-4242

NicaExpress (506) 2256-3191

Two Domestic Airlines offer flights to regional airports in different parts of Costa Rica.

SANSA (506) 221-9414

Nature Air  (506) 220- 3054


Private Bus Companies have smaller and often more comfortable busses or vans and offer pickup service at many hotels.

Easy Ride (506) 2253-4444

Costa Rica Shuttle (506) 8389-6851