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IMPORTANT: There are two new types of bus routes!!! If you need to go to the airport from Jaco Beach please make sure you tell the ticket seller. Due to the new highway there are two new routes, one is the old route and now a “direct” route which takes the new highway directly to San Jose via Ciudad Colon therefore it does not make the Alajuela stop for the airport. If you are a responsible person, you will still have time to catch a bus from the Coca Cola station to the airport but if you are planning it close, you best make sure you have the correct route. Do not ask locals because there is still confusion about what is a “direct”, “express”, and “normal” route. On top of this, during busy days, they add “Extras” which is just another bus leaving usually 30 minutes after the standard scheduled bus.

If you are confused and can speak decent Spanish, call the bus station at the numbers below. Once again, if you are going to use the bus to get to the airport, please double check your bus route with the ticket seller.

San Jose to Jaco Jaco to San Jose
Departs Coca Cola Bus Station San Jose Departs Old Pizza Hut in Jaco
6:00am 5:00am
7:00am 7:00am
9:00am 9:00am
11:00am 11:00am
1:00pm 1:00pm
3:00pm 3:00pm
5:00pm 5:00pm
7:00pm xxxxxxxx
*Bus leaves exactly as scheduled do not be late
*Approx travel time each way is 2 hour 45 mins (old route)
*Express buses usually leave directly from the station in Jaco and DOES NOT travel through town for pickups
*Do not depend on bus if your flight leaves within 3 hours of schedule bus arrival – traffic varies greatly
Telephone SJO: 2-223-1109 Jaco: 2-643-3135 Scheduled updated 3/14/09
Purchase tickets:
In SJO: At Coca Cola Bus Station ask “dónde está la taquilla Jaco” it is located in the same area where the buses wait
In Jaco: Behind the OLD Pizza Hut you can buy tickets. If you are leaving early in the morning buy your tickets the day before or if you depart on a Sunday or a holiday buy them a few days ahead of time, they sell out quickly Read Costa Rica Bus Safety

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